Do you know how to take care of your skin's microbiome?
Your skin is covered in many different types of bacteria and other microorganisms. Having a balance of “good” and “bad” microorganisms on your skin is essential to good skin health.
Why is this important?
The microbiome can have an effect on many different aspects of health including mental health, weight issues, and skin conditions. A healthy skin microbiome provides a protective barrier that prevents bad microorganisms from getting to your skin and body that would otherwise cause infections and inflammation.
So, how do you take care of your skin’s microbiome?
- Start by taking care of the microbiome on the inside of your body. Eat healthy, clean foods. Try adding fermented foods to your diet. Don’t forget to stay hydrated!
- Get rid of harsh chemicals. Strong chemicals in many skincare products such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and preservatives can destroy both the good bacteria and bad bacteria on your skin. This leaves your skin vulnerable to infections and can make retaining a population of good bacteria difficult.
- Try a skin probiotic such as Theo Sterling Skin Clarifying and Probiotic Balancing Mist. This particular mist works by targeting and removing bad bacteria from the skin, which allows good bacteria to flourish.
- Take care of your body. In addition to eating right and caring for your skin, treat yourself well! Exercise, mental well-being, and overall lifestyle are extremely important and have a huge impact on your health. Any stress on your body - physical or mental - can cause disruptions to your health, including your skin.
It is so important to take care of ourselves - and that includes the microorganisms that keep us healthy!