A balanced microbiome can increase energy, clear skin, and boost mood, and probiotic-based skincare products and treatments, like those we highlight below, can be a good way to mitigate the effects of an unbalanced gut.
- The Spa at The Ivy at The Ivy Hotel (Baltimore) offers the Probiotic Massage (starting at $90, 30 minutes), which helps improve the condition of the skin with peptide-rich probiotics to refine and smooth, antioxidants to alleviate the appearance of aging and ease wrinkles, and deeply hydrating organic shea butter to seal in moisture.
- The Probiotic Healing Facial ($195, 60 minutes) at Miraval Arizona includes a gentle cleanse of the face with manuka honey and aloe. A stimulating yet soothing hibiscus enzyme peel follows, allowing the skin to absorb the benefits of chilled probiotics, to help awaken and revive the skin.
- At Aviara Spa at Park Hyatt Aviara (Carlsbad, CA) offers the Clarifying Probiotic Facial ($180, 50 minutes; $235, 80 minutes), which helps to reveal a radiant and clear complexion as probiotics exfoliate and soothe the skin. Cucumber and tea tree help prevent the appearance of blemishes and reduce inflammation while shea butter replenishes the skin’s moisture barrier.
To find out more about probiotic skincare products and treatments, and the benefits of a balanced microbiome, check out the January/February issue of American Spa.