Today, we’re going to take a look at the future of skincare. We’ll explore the microbiome, understand why it’s important, and learn how you can help keep your skin healthy.
The future of skincare is changing right before our eyes. Scientists have discovered that the microbiome, which is a naturally occurring collection of bacteria on your skin, has a profound affect on certain elements of your skin. While there are a number of factors that determine a person’s skin health, the microbiome has become a focal point as researchers continue to uncover its complex role in overall skin health. Unfortunately, skin health can so quickly take a turn for the worse if we encounter harsh and invasive skincare products along our journey. Adding insult to injury, many conventional skincare companies use harmful ingredients like parabens and phthalates that can upset the balance of the skin’s microbiome. Let's dig a little deeper and get a better understanding of microbiomes.
What is the Skin Microbiome?
Have you ever tried one of those probiotic yogurt drinks? Have you heard of nutritionists talk about healing your gut?
Just like our gut, our skin also has a microbiome made up of a plethora of microscopic and healthy bacteria, fungi and viruses. Experts suggest that many of the healthy bacteria found in the skin’s microbiome can also be found in the gut, indicating that the two are interlinked. This might be strange to hear but the more strains of healthy bacteria and fungi in your skin, the healthier it is for the microbiome.
Why is the Skin Microbiome so important?
Our skin is exposed to countless toxins, chemicals, and pollutants everyday making the skin barrier and microbiome susceptible to damage. A healthy and diverse microbiome creates a protective shield which prevents a number of skin concerns like infection, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. It is important to note the microbiome is able to protect our skin only when it is well balanced. The overproduction of any one strain can present a number of problems.
What are microbiome-friendly products?
Experts suggest that biomolecules like Vitamin E, fatty acids and nutrients are essential for maintaining a healthy skin microbiome. Micro-biome friendly skin care consists of those ingredients which are essential to skin’s health and hence, eliminates unnecessary products. Prebiotic and probiotic skincare use probiotic elements to heal the skin’s microbiome; this branch of skincare has taken the industry by storm and rightfully so!
What is Probiotic skincare?
Probiotic skincare refers to products that contain supplements or nutrients that are made up of viable microorganisms that are fruitful to the skin’s microflora. Byproducts of fermented lactobacillus are common ingredients in probiotic skincare. Studies have also proven that probiotic skincare, besides maintaining the microbiome balance, also has the ability to reduce the prevalence of “bad” bacteria. This helps improve the skin’s hydration and reduce susceptibility to infection.
How do I store probiotic and microbiome skincare products?
Experts suggest that keeping probiotic bacteria alive in skincare products is done through freeze-drying processes. So even if the product contains safe preservatives, they do not help to keep the healthy bacteria alive. Moisture and temperature are the two main factors in ensuring the effectiveness of the probiotic elements of the product. It is highly recommended to store prebiotic and probiotic skincare in refrigerators to ensure the product’s stability and potency.
So should I keep my probiotic skincare in my refrigerator?
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So, is the Microbiome the future of skincare? We say yes. No question about it, the microbiome is here to stay. It’s going to change the skincare industry, and it’s much better for your skin.