Do you struggle with dry, dull, or reactive skin?
Your skin barrier may be trying to tell you something.
The outer-most layer of your skin, known as the stratum corneum, acts as a skin barrier, or first line of defense. And when your skin barrier is unhealthy, it cannot protect or renew your skin the way it’s supposed to. This leads to wrinkles, flakiness, and redness.
Protecting your skin barrier by nourishing your microbiome is one of the most effective ways to rejuvenate your luminous, healthy-looking complexion. Read on to discover four tips to start protecting your skin microbiome today.
What is the skin microbiome?
Many people don’t know that you have trillions of microorganisms living on your skin. These living bacteria, fungi, and viruses make up the skin microbiome. You actually want all these little life forms around!
Your skin microbiome is integral to your skin barrier health. It provides protection against pathogens, tunes immune responses, and fortifies the epithelium. According to Web MD, it also fights infections, helps your immune system work, heals wounds, and controls inflammation.
When the skin microbiome becomes damaged, many problems can flare up, such as:
Dry and itchy skin
Lack of skin elasticity
Water loss (called trans-epidermal water loss)
Thinning of the epidermal layer
By nourishing your skin microbiome, you will restore the look of balanced skin and give yourself a visibly renewed look.
How to protect the skin microbiome
1. Avoid too much sun
Harsh UV rays can disrupt your skin barrier and speed up skin aging. Avoid being in the sun during the harshest hours of the day. And if you do have to be in the sun, wear protective clothing (such as a hat), and apply a mineral sunscreen.
2. Use products with pre, pro, and postbiotics
Support your microbiome with probiotic skin care products to achieve a natural glow. To balance your skin microbiome naturally, you can replenish the moisture barrier with pre, pro, and postbiotics. By choosing products that contain these ingredients, you will feed the ecosystem of your skin and allow the microorganisms to thrive.
You can try products like Eminence’s new Kombucha Microbiome Collection. Their award-winning, organic products are formulated with kombucha, white tea, ginger, and jasmine. This collection uses biodynamic ingredients to visibly renew the appearance of the skin while supporting your moisture barrier.
It’s also important to avoid harsh products that include disruptive chemicals. These chemicals kill the microbiome and damage the skin barrier.
3. Get a facial
Bring comfort and serenity to dry, dull-looking skin with a facial. By giving your skin a blast of high-quality, concentrated products, you’ll make the skin more hydrated and healthy. Your esthetician will be able to treat your specific needs and provide your skin with the custom treatments it needs.
By getting rid of dry, dead skin cells and using highly effective products, facials offer a wide range of benefits. From preventing acne to helping with aging and evening out skin tone, there is a custom facial that can improve your skin’s barrier and appearance. Book your Facial today to get started on your skin renewal process!
4. Eat whole foods
What we eat affects what we see on the outside. By feeding our bodies sugar and processed foods with little nutrients, we starve our microbiome of what it needs to thrive. Adding real, whole foods to your diet like fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds is a great way to nourish your skin. Try eating foods that contain pre and probiotics, such as yogurt, kefir, fermented foods, garlic, onions, and asparagus. By giving your gut what it needs, you allow your entire body to flourish.
Protecting your skin microbiome is essential for skin barrier health
Nourishing your microbiome is one of the most effective ways to rejuvenate a luminous, healthy-looking complexion. By avoiding too much sun, using products containing probiotics, getting regular facials, and eating whole foods, you can allow your skin microbiome to thrive!
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