If you have skin problems like flakiness, uneven tone, acne, or wrinkles, you’ll be glad to know that your skin is home to plenty of helpful bacteria that provide protection and nourishment. That’s right, bacteria on your skin can actually be a good thing.
But just like you need food to get energy, the helpful bacteria on your skin need fuel, and inulin is a part of that. You may have never heard of inulin, but it has amazing abilities to have positive effects on your skin.
What is Inulin?
Not the same as insulin...
Inulin is a type of dietary fiber. (It should not be confused with insulin, a hormone that regulates your body’s blood sugar.) Inulin is a fructan, which means it consists of chains of fructose. There are about 36,000 species of plants that contain inulin, and the biggest source of it is chicory roots.
Inulin is a prebiotic, which means it stimulates the growth of your skin’s helpful bacteria. Prebiotics are different from probiotics, which are foods or supplements you can take containing live bacteria to add to the helpful bacteria that are already there. There are helpful bacteria all over your body, and when they have prebiotics to serve as their source of energy, they can do more to benefit your body.
Benefits of Inulin
Some people like to consume inulin powder as a supplement by eating it or mixing it into a beverage. When it’s consumed, it has the ability to improve digestion by supporting good bacteria in the gut that make digestion more efficient.
Inulin contributes to skin health in a similar way. After all, what you put on your skin is just as important as what you eat, because either way, your body absorbs and uses it. That’s why we include inulin in our skincare products – it plays a role in balancing the skin’s helpful bacteria and protecting the skin from harmful substances.
How You Can Use Inulin for Skin Health
We love using prebiotics like inulin in our products because of the benefits for your skin. For example, we included inulin in our Scalp Solution. The inulin supports good bacteria that protect and heal the scalp, reducing irritation and flakiness.
Our Face Solution also contains inulin to boost its effectiveness in nourishing your facial skin. Inulin works together with other high-quality ingredients to balance and soothe your facial skin. This means you’ll have a lower chance of developing issues like skin irritation and wrinkles.
Inulin is already popular as a supplement because it’s a powerful prebiotic, and when it’s included in skincare, it has the same beneficial prebiotic effects. Try these skin-loving products that contain insulin, and use them regularly for better long-term skin health.