6 Tips For a Healthy Skin Microbiome
Your skin is a guard that protects your body from viruses, germs, and other disease-causing organisms. Health experts previously assumed that the skin cells stood as the first defense, but newer findings show that the skin microbiome is the first defense line.
While you must have heard of the probiotics feeding your gut, you probably haven't heard that the latest probiotics focus on improving your skin and all its microbes that run into trillions.
Skincare products are not the only solutions for a healthy skin microbiome; other simple things can help you achieve fresh, healthy, and vibrant skin. Let's discuss some of these things.
Use Right Cleansing for Your Skin Microbiome
When you use harsh surfactants, they have a multiplicity of effects on your skin microbiome. While harsh surfactants help achieve a partial removal of bacteria from the skin, they also dry out the skin and affect its barrier, which makes it impossible to maintain the acid protective layer.
When the protective layer is attacked, a microbiome shift can happen, thereby changing the nature and kinds of microorganisms. As a result, allergens and pathogens will find it easy to get into the skin, causing more sensitivity.
Always using a cleansers that cleanses the skin gently, support the skin barrier, and protect the skin microbiome.
Hydrate: Inside Out and Eat Well
Dehydration and poor hydration can have adverse effects on your skin microbiome, which is why health experts advise you to consume a minimum of 64 ounces/1.8 liters of water daily.
Asides from water, you should also use a natural moisturizer that cossets your skin microbiome. Product should contain skin-loving natural oils or ceramides, which are fats and nutrients that will give strength to the skin microbiome.
Beyond water and skincare products, the diet you maintain can help to keep your skin healthy. When you consume meals rich in protein, healthy fats, and fiber, they strengthen your skin, improve your gut bacteria, and by extension, your skin microbiome.
Go Natural with Fabrics
Clothing made from natural fiber, such as those made from bamboo, linen or cotton, is the best for your skin, especially your underwear. Clothes made from synthetic fibers can negatively affect the percentage of good bacteria in your body and cause skin irritation.
According to the Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal, polyester and other man-made fiber can also support the presence of bacteria that cause odor.
Supplement Your Skin
When you consume probiotics for your gut, you might also be helping your skin because findings show that probiotics can reduce inflammation related to rosacea and acne.
Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are two probiotic strains that offer skin benefits and can help good bacteria grow. The products containare also good “supplement” for your skin.
Don’t rub it
When you scrub hard on your skin, you remove the good bacteria protecting it and leave the skin defenseless, sensitive, and fragile. The bacteria will grow back, but your skin may have suffered harm before that happens.
As the facts and discoveries surrounding the skin microbiome continue to unfold, so many complexities get involved, which means we will soon have more to discover.
Protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays is crucial because ultraviolet rays can negatively affect the skin's bacteria, cause hyperpigmentation, and speed up the aging process. Ensure to apply and reapply sunscreen in the course of your day; your skin needs it!
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