Thanks to science and a dedicated community of skin connoisseurs, every year we learn something new about the largest organ in our body. Like the fashion industry, the skin industry has evolving trends to best target skincare needs. Several years ago, we learnt about the value of hyaluronic acids and their hydration possibility. Today, we will be talking about the importance of probiotics and how to support your skins microbiome. What is the microbiome in skincare and why should we care? If you protect your skins microbiome, you can keep your skin looking healthy, clear, and beautiful.
What is microbiome in skincare?
The skin's microbiome plays a crucial role in maintaining the skin's health and protecting it from harmful bacteria. It helps to keep the skin's pH balanced and supports the skin's barrier function. The skin's microbiome is composed of various microorganisms and bacteria, such as Staphylococcus epidermidis and Propionibacterium acnes. These microorganisms work together to defend against pathogenic bacteria and other harmful environmental factors.
What does the skin’s microbiome do?
Did you know that the skin has 1 billion microbes per square centimetre! This healthy composition of microorganisms and bacteria maintains the skins health. If it is disturbed, the skin becomes vulnerable to an overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria. This can cause altered skin ph and lead to an imbalance of bacteria, causing inflammation and irritation. This can result in skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and rosacea.
What can you do to maintain the skins microbiome?
Adding bacteria to the skin by using gentle products can help maintain the skins sensitive microbiome balance. To maintain this balance, you can employ the help of microbiome skincare. Sometimes, microbiome skincare is also referred to as probiotic skincare. There is however a small difference. Probiotic skincare uses actual probiotics for therapeutic effects while microbiome friendly products are designed to not disrupt the microflora.
Have you heard of the various types of probiotics?
You may have heard of probiotics to help fix your guts and improve your health. However, have you heard of the other types of biotics you may employ?
Have a look at the products you are using to see the ingredients that you are using.
Wonderlab offers Peptide-Based Targeted Treatment. This treatment incorporates peptides that work to support the skin's natural defenses and enhance its overall health, thereby resolving different skin concerns. By keeping the skin's microbiome in balance, we can achieve healthy and radiant skin.