What Is the Skin Microbiome?
Your Microbiome and You
You may have heard of the concept of cleaning off “dead skin” but have you ever really thought about the fact that most of your skin is alive? It’s true – your skin is technically your second-largest living organ, and it works hard to keep all of the rest of your body safe from disease and able to perform its everyday tasks. Your skin is not made up of any one thing – but millions of tiny organisms that make up what we call your skin’s microbiome.
Finding a Balance
When we hear about bacteria or other living organisms it can seem like a scary word – but there are good bacteria as well as bad bacteria. It's only when our skin’s microbiota are imbalanced that we wind up with unpleasant or unwanted skin conditions such as acne or eczema. Learning how to care for our skin in a way that encourages a more balanced microbiome has become one of our top priorities, and something we want to share with you.
Protecting Your Microbiome
As it turns out, our skin’s microbiomes can benefit from ferments, both in our food and ferments in our skincare. Fermented ingredients can often result in increasing the effectiveness of other ingredients, making them more effective than before. When it comes to skincare, ferments can produce other nutrients that will support the skin barrier and keep it from having inflamed reactions.
Gel Cleanser with Fermented Pear and LHAOne such product that your skin will really benefit from is our Urban Calm Gel Cleanser with Fermented Pear and LHA. This product will gently purify and cleanse the skin from dirt and other impurities. It's formulated with Fermented Pear and a blend of exfoliants like LHA, plant-based BHA and Protease to help exfoliate and keep the skin feeling hydrated.
That’s a wrap on today’s lesson on skin microbiomes! Stay tuned for more informed skincare tips!