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"Stress, poor eating habits, and lack of sleep — all of which brides are likely experiencing — can disrupt the normal functioning of the skin and the body in general," says New York dermatologist Joshua Zeichner. One solution? Probiotics! Yep, that skin-friendly bacteria you'll find in things like yogurt can bring your stressed skin back on track by "opening blocked pores to help acne, soothing inflamed skin with rosacea, and calming and hydrating dry skin or eczema," says Zeichner. And now, beauty products can help you get your probiotics fix! Here's five of our favorites.
Cleanser: A mild formula like Clinique Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser calms inflammation with probiotics, while it removes makeup and impurities. ($23, available at Clinique)
Serum: Chantecaille Vital Essence fights sun damage and dullness with antioxidants, vitamins, and Arbutin, a skin-lightening agent. ($118, available at Chantecaille)
Face cream: Darphin Exquisâge Beauty Revealing Cream uses probiotic technology to increase skin's natural defense mechanism. What that means for you: a boost in collagen and a brighter, more luminous complexion! ($135, available at Darphin)
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Eye cream: If you're tired and you've got the (dark, puffy) eyes to show for it, gently pat on Tula Revitalizing Eye Cream. Packed with probiotics, it hydrates, de-puffs, and smooths fine lines. ($52, available at Tula)
Face mask: Get your bridal glow on! The exfoliating NUDE Miracle Mask refines pores, hydrates with hyaluronic acid, and helps protect skin from free radicals with antioxidant-rich jasmine flower. ($48, available at Sephora)