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We’re all accustomed to using probiotics – either in supplement or food form – for gut health, but the latest beauty products employ their benefits as part of our skincare regime. Nutritionist Cassandra Barns explains: ‘The skin is closely connected to the gut, so supporting its function can help to reduce skin outbreaks. Recent studies link the use of oral probiotics to positive outcomes for eczema, acne, rosacea and anti-ageing.’ And there’s a new wave of topical, probiotic-enriched products designed to ‘offer an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect,’ says dermatologist Dr Ross Perry. Try Andalou’s Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk, £8.99 for 178ml.

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