What is skin microbiome?
The human skin has 1 billion microbes (bacteria) per square centimeter and that natural bacteria maintains the skin’s immunity and prevents pathogenic growths. Skin microbiome is a community of microorganisms that live together. It plays an important role in assisting our immune system to defend our body from pathogens. “When our microbiome becomes unbalanced, we can end up compromising the task force of good bacteria that keeps our skin healthy, causing dryness and irritation.
The topical application of probiotics has been shown to reduce the proliferation of harmful microorganisms that cause discomfort and irritation on the skin’s surface.” Non-living probiotics are actually common ingredients in skin care, whether it is labeled as probiotic skin care or not. The probiotic helps protect against UV rays, support skin barrier function and decrease skin sensitivity.
What are prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics?
- Prebiotics: Supplements or foods that contain a non-digestible ingredient that selectively stimulates the growth and/or activity of indigenous bacteria. “Think of them like fertilizer or food for good bacteria,” says dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner, who names thermal spring water and oat extract as commonly used prebiotic ingredients.
- Probiotics: Supplements or foods that contain viable microorganisms that alter the microflora of the host.
- Postbiotics: Non-viable bacterial products or byproducts from probiotic microorganisms that have biologic activity in the host.
How to restore your skin microbiome?
The first step to restoring the skin microbiome is to assess the products in your regime. The ideal pH for the skin is just below 5. This is the pH that’s suitable for our skin to prevent the growth of pathogens. When we use products that are overly acidic or alkaline, we disrupt this natural pH balance and increase the likelihood of pathogenic bacteria getting into our skin flora.
Avoid harsh cleanser
It’s common to use harsh products these days to strip our pores and faces clean for a bare-faced sheen. However, these harsh ingredients can also remove our natural, dewy oils and destroy our skin’s eco-system.
Eat a healthy diet
While the gut and skin microbiome are different in nature, they are still interconnected.
Skin Conditions and the skin Microbiome
Your microbiome can change in ways that aren’t helpful. This imbalance is called dysbiosis. It’s not clear why this happens. But it’s linked to certain health conditions, including:
- Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
- Wounds that don’t heal
What is skin repair microbiome?
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What is skin microbiome in cosmetics?
Skin conditions, such as dryness, oiliness or reddening are instantly recognizable to the human eye or touch. But what do we understand about the invisible community of micro-organisms on the skin’s surface that influences such conditions? Scientists selected three bacteria which have the greatest impact on the three most common skin types, namely, dry, oily and normal skin:
- Cutibacterium Acnes – an important gatekeeper that influences sebum production.
- Staphylococcus Epidermidis – a keystone for healthy skin.
- Corynebacterium Kroppenstedtii – a novel target for the control of skin redness
How to Keep Your Skin Healthy?
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- Purifying: Plant-based oils antibacterial extracts purify and prevent acne producing impurities from entering pores, tightens the appearance of pores and skin, and reduces irritation and redness in sensitive skin.
- Protecting: Antioxidant extracts rescue cells distressed by environmental aggressors and free radicals while protecting skin from further damage.
- Brightening: Botanical extracts repair skin cells damaged by free radicals and environmental aggressors, protects skin from further damage, and brightens blemishes and discoloration.