All of us are aware of the benefits of fermented food for our gastrointestinal health. But do you know that they are a great treat for your skin as well? Fermented skin care products are extremely popular in Korea. Korean women owe their flawless skin partly to the fermented ingredients present in their beauty products. About 80 types of fermented ingredients are used in Korea for skin care. A small number of skin care products containing fermented ingredients are available outside Korea. However, if you are reluctant to spend your money on the expensive beauty products, you can make homemade facial masks with fermented products available in the food stores.
Yogurt is the most popular fermented ingredient used for skin care. Fermented sea kelp, fermented tea, fermented hibiscus, fermented snow lotus, fermented beans, fermented rice and fermented sake leaves are some of the other fermented skin care ingredients you can use for nourishing your skin. The following benefits of fermented skin care products have made them the popular skin care rage in recent years.
Benefits Of Fermented Skin Care
Higher Nutrient Content
The fermentation process makes a food more nutritious. The yeasts and bacteria breaks down carbohydrates and produce lactic acid. Lactic acid is a natural preservative. It helps in preserving the vitamins, amino acids and other nutrients present in the fermented product. Furthermore, the fermentation process stimulates production of various other skin friendly nutrients including B vitamins, essential fatty acids, probiotics and helpful enzymes.
Faster Nutrient Absorption
Fermentation involves breaking down the various active constituents present in milk and plant products. When applied to the skin, the smaller particles of the nutrients can easily penetrate the skin. Compared with the unfermented skin care ingredients, the fermented ingredients have a high absorption rate. Therefore, fermented products are more effective in nourishing your skin.
Fermented skin care products offer superior protection to skin aging. The antioxidant content of fermented products is higher than that of the unfermented products. When applied to the skin, the antioxidants neutralize the free radicals that damage the skin cells and accelerate the aging process. Moreover, enriched with nutrients, fermented skin care ingredients thoroughly nourish the skin. A well nourished skin stays wrinkle-free for a longer time.
Natural Skin Care
Fermented skin care products contain natural ingredients. They are the ideal chemical-free products for nourishing your skin. As the fermentation process increases the lifespan of the ingredients, you can use them for a long time.
Better and Rapid Result
Compared with the unfermented ingredients, fermented ingredients are more nutrient dense, they work fast and provide better result. Hence, fermented beauty products are more effective than the standard natural beauty products that contain herbs in their natural forms.