How to Benefit from the Bacteria on Your Skin
We would all love to have a luminous, glowing skin which of course helps to build our self confidence.
When we try to treat such skin conditions, we might be wasting our hard-earned cash on those cosmetics and treatments that could make our skins worse.
It is not always about what is going on the outside our bodies...
Most skin issues are a reflection of what’s going on inside your body, not the outside, making it doubly important as to what we eat, what supplements we use, how much exercise we take and more.
We know that our skin is our largest organ, with the ability to soak up nutrients and detox unwanted toxins.
But did you know your skin is covered with trillions of bacteria that work together to keep your skin healthy and strong?
Changing to natural products will help our skin
- Using products that support your skin working with it and not against it.
- Using products that protects against pathogens and other bad bugs, while nourishing your skin with targeted, soothing ingredients.
- Using products that take care of dry, irritated skin, itching, and occasional rashes.
- Using products that help retain water, speed up new skin cell growth and increase skin tone.
More about that bacteria
So what is the microbiome on your skin?
According to Jessica Weiser, MD of the New York Dermatology Group:
"Our skin's microbiome is influenced by a number of factors including internal health - such as antibiotics or processed sugar and carbohydrates - environmental toxins, and an assault on the dermis from harsh cleansers and soaps. It's a potential explanation for why we have too many inflammatory skin disorders in the modern, developed world. The skin microbiome defends against infection, aids in wound healing and limits exposure to allergens and UV radiation."
Apparently, the bacteria on our skin is an extension to our immune system so we should be careful not to constantly sterilize and destabilize this natural ecosystem. And cleansers are often top of the list of culprits. So many commercial cleansing products are preserved with parabens, PEGs, 1,4-dioxane and polysorbate, helping to kill off anything that is alive.