The term ‘microbiome’ has been around for a long time—and although it is most often associated with gut health, understanding the skin’s microbiome has been a game-changer in skincare recently.
The balance of your gut also manifests on your skin. Issues with bacteria in your digestive tract can lead to imbalances like acne It might sound a little complicated, but we’re breaking it down so you can reap all the rewards of healthy, balanced, and glowing skin.
Our skin’s ecosystem
Skin microbiome (or “skin flora”) is an ecosystem made up of billions of microorganisms that live on your skin. And while they’re invisible to the naked eye, they’re the living layer that protects your skin. An enormous number of studies have shown that changes in this ecosystem, and the microorganisms in it, might have a significant impact on your dermal condition and how your skin feels and looks. Understanding skin’s microbiome can help guide you to taking the absolute best care of your skin.
For healthy, glowing skin, it’s important to have a balance of “good” and “bad” microorganisms. Because it’s an ecosystem, think about it as creating the best, healthiest environment for your organisms to live in. Believe it or not, your face is the home to around one trillion bacteria from around one thousand different bacterial species — don’t worry, this is good! According to a recent study, these microorganisms may play a role in educating your skin cells and priming them to respond to a number of stressors. Healthy, glowing skin is the result of maintaining a perfect balance — strengthening your skin’s barrier and keeping infections at bay.
How to keep your microbiome happy
Microbiome might be a new word to add to your skincare vocabulary, but the reasons for microbiome imbalance are usually caused by everyday issues: sun damage, pollution, or other irritants. When bad bacteria take control of your skin’s ecosystem, it may present itself through irritation, blemishes, eczema, and even psoriasis.
Here are a few tips to healthy, balanced skin.
- Remember that your skin tries to balance itself naturally. And although you want to keep your skin clean and eliminate bad bacteria and dead skin, make sure you’re keeping an eye on your pH and not stripping your face of all the good and healthy bacteria. Green your routine! We are committed to raising the bar of clean skincare with each of our cellular rejuvenating products.
- Less is more. We believe in skin minimalism and that your skin needs to breathe, so be mindful when you’re wearing makeup like heavy foundations or layered products. Streamline your routine and maximize benefits with our highly multi-tasking products that target all signs of stressed, tired or depleted skin.
- From lack of sleep to pollution, the modern life can be tough on our skin. And with the workforce mostly remote these days, the blue lights from a computer aren’t just bad for your eyes or your sleep — but for your skin.
- Getting to know your skin––especially because your skin definitely. changes throughout the seasons, hormonal shifts, and by many other factors. At times, your skin might seem more sensitive than before - treat
- Maintaining a healthy bacterial balance in your gut as much as possible by incorporating yogurt, kombucha, or other probiotic-rich foods into your diet.
Balanced, calm skin with probiotics
When it comes to keeping your microbiome balanced and full of good probiotics, our potent serum duo: the All-in-One Resurrection Serum and the Bio-Luminous Dewy Resurrection Essence, do just that. With both containing the Lactobacillus probiotic ferment, our power couple are all you need for a healthy, radiantly looking skin. Your daily ritual just got much better.
Lactobacillus is a great and friendly probiotic that resides throughout our bodies, including our gut — and it’s also the bacteria that ferments yogurt. In skincare, it works to calm your tissue and alleviate dryness, redness, and other discomfort in your skin. Think of it like how a probiotic supplement can help your digestion and correct discomfort –– Lactobacillus works the same way in skin care, helping balance and fight off any infections.
Our All-in-One Resurrection Serum features Lactobacillus Bulgaricus Ferment Lysate Filtrate, a Bulgarian fermented probiotic known for its extraordinary anti-inflammatory and soothing benefits. The probiotic in our serum builds a protective shield to strengthen your skin’s natural defense system. Our serum is full of rich, clean, healthy ingredients to help your skin protect itself, hydrate, support its natural microbiome, and has many other benefits.
Let our serums do all the hard work in keeping your skin’s microbiome balanced—so you can just get out and glow!
Sources:Skin Microbiome 101: How To Nurture Good Bacteria & Glowing Skin
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