Chances are, you have heard of the kombucha and maybe have tried a cup. Kombucha has presented itself to be one of the healthiest drinks for the millennials and Gen Z. Essentially, the kombucha is a fermented probiotic drink containing living bacteria and yeast. Its main benefit is to maintain gut balance and improve microbiome diversity. 

However, could this ‘magic’ drink be as beneficial to our skin? Let’s find out. 

B Vitamins 

B Vitamins have been known to be vital for the maintenance and production of new and healthy cells, which will help your skin glow and strengthen your hair and nails. The B Vitamin in the kombucha is obtained through the process of yeast breaking down sugar. 

Vitamin C 

Vitamin C has been known to benefit our immune system and protect the skin cells from damaging UV rays. It inhibits the production of melanin, which can even out the skin tone and reduce patchiness. A glass of kombucha contains more vitamins than an orange. 

Probiotics

Probiotics promote healthy skin and give your face a natural glow by strengthening the skin’s ability in protecting itself from damage from natural stressors. More evidence needs to be found to prove this. 

Antioxidants 

Antioxidants attack the free radicals that break down your cells faster, which results in aging. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and wrinkles start to show up, however, the antioxidants in the kombucha may help you counteract the effects of aging and slow the process down. 

Antimicrobial Properties

Due to its fermentation process, the kombucha contains antimicrobial properties, which prevents the growth of microorganisms and bacterias that could increase the probability of diseases and acne, and inflammation on your skin. 

Skin Hydrating Agent

This beverage hydrates the body and leaves the skin with enough moisture, which leaves it naturally plump and minimises the wrinkles or fine lines within the face. 

What’s the best time to drink kombucha? 

If you have the resources to drink a glass of kombucha daily, that would be the best practice. However if not, aim to drink at least 3 to 4 glasses of kombucha per week. If you are not a fan of its fizzy or soda-like texture, think of it as a replacement for your end-of-day alcohol intake. At the end of the day, the kombucha may be better for your health than a glass of wine. 

Anything else? 

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