Skin Microbiome Secrets

On the surface of your skin sits an organic ecosystem of billions of good bacteria called the microbiome. It forms the first layer of defense for your skin against outside forces. For your skin microbiome to be healthy, it must be balanced.

Your microbiome,
your youniverse

The skin microbiome is an intricate ecosystem living on the surface of your skin. It consists of trillions of micro-organisms, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microbes that work together in delicate balance form to create a harmonious environment on your skin.

Just like the gut microbiome, the skin microbiome plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health and well-being. It acts as a protective barrier, defending against harmful pathogens, regulating immune responses, and even influencing the skin’s appearance and texture.

Each person’s skin microbiome is unique, influenced by factors such as genetics, environment, lifestyle, and skincare habits. By nurturing and supporting a healthy skin microbiome, and honouring your youniverse, you can promote a balanced and radiant complexion.
The skin microbiome is an intricate ecosystem living on the surface of your skin. It consists of trillions of micro-organisms, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microbes that work together in delicate balance form to create a harmonious environment on your skin.

Just like the gut microbiome, the skin microbiome plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health and well-being. It acts as a protective barrier, defending against harmful pathogens, regulating immune responses, and even influencing the skin’s appearance and texture.

Each person’s skin microbiome is unique, influenced by factors such as genetics, environment, lifestyle, and skincare habits. By nurturing and supporting a healthy skin microbiome, and honouring your youniverse, you can promote a balanced and radiant complexion.

Unbalanced Microbiome

Balanced Microbiome

Unbalanced Microbiome

Balanced Microbiome

Five reasons the skin
microbiome matters

The skin microbiome plays a number of crucial roles in maintaining the health and integrity of the skin.

1

The skin microbiome is a diverse community of microorganisms that work together to protect the skin from harmful pathogens such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses. A healthy microbiome helps prevent the growth of these potentially harmful microorganisms, which in turn protects the skin from infections and other skin conditions.

2

It helps maintain the skin’s pH balance, essential for healthy skin. The skin microbiome regulates the skin’s pH by producing and releasing various substances that help keep the balance.

3

The skin microbiome influences collagen production and other factors that contribute to youthful, healthy skin. Some studies suggest that changes in the skin microbiome as we age may contribute to developing wrinkles and other signs of aging.

4

The balance of the skin microbiome can impact the efficacy of skincare products. Certain bacteria may break down skincare product ingredients, reducing their effectiveness, while others may enhance their efficacy. Sequential Skin Biome Mask™ is a powerful addition to any professional skincare range.

5

An unbalanced skin microbiome is linked to skin conditions such as dryness, acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

What affects your skin
microbiome?

Your environment

Where you live can negatively impact your skin microbiome, ranging from the effects of pollution levels to UV exposure.

Your skincare routine

Using products that aren’t suitable for your skin can harm the balance and health of your skin microbiome.

Your physical wellbeing

What you put in your body is as important as what you put on it. A healthy diet can positively impact your skin health.

Your mental Health

It can be hard to look after yourself when you’re not thriving. Be aware of your mental health and seek support if needed.

The impact
of skincare

Choosing the wrong skincare products can upset the balance of microorganisms on your skin, disrupting a healthy skin microbiome. Certain skincare products contain harsh chemicals, alcohol, and irritants that can strip the skin of its natural oils, essential for maintaining a healthy microbiome. The pH balance of the skin can also be altered by some skincare products, which can affect the microbiome as well. An imbalanced skin microbiome can encourage the growth of harmful bacteria, leading to skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, and eczema. That’s why it is crucial to opt for skincare products that are gentle, pH-balanced, and specifically formulated to nurture a thriving skin microbiome.

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