If you are a germaphobe, I hate to break it with you … But, you have bacteria all over your body.
Bacteria live on your skin, eyes, ears and, above all, inside your gut. We refer to bacteria inside and outside your body as the microbiome.
Imbalance in your microbioma (when bad bacteria gets out of control) can cause skin problems to flare-up, including:
- Atopic dermatitis.
- Rosacea flares.
The immune system in your skin can better fight acne bacteria when you can breathe. When your skin can not breathe (clogging oils in products, anyone?), Bad bacteria can get out of control.
Not all bacteria are bad. In fact, good bacteria (also called probiotics) naturally reside in your body and support your health. You can support good bacteria by taking a probiotic supplement and applying probiotics topically to your skin.
To keep your skin beautiful, you will need to keep your microbiome in balance. This is how you can keep good bacteria working for you, from the outside.
You probably have taken probiotics by mouth … but did you know that you can also apply probiotics to your skin?
Our acne specialists worked with the latest skin care technology to create our new probiotic mangosteen cleaner. This sparkling cleaner lets you feel clean and smooth. It also has lactic acid to help exfoliate dead cells that give “bad bacteria” a place to hide from oxygen.
When using products with clogging oils and silicones, oxygen is cut from the skin. Avoid makeup, hair care and skin care products with clogging oils and silicones that cut oxygen skin for long periods of time.
Your gut is where the immune system and bacteria are located inside your body. Obviously, probiotics are a fantastic way to get large amounts of good bacteria in the gut. We like the brands Jarrow and Renew Life Ulitmate Flora. As always, check with your doctor or health care professional to see if dietary changes in diet and supplements are right for you.
Avoid things like processed foods, dairy and sugar. Instead, try a high-fiber diet with a lot of fermented foods like:
- kombucha tea..
Providing your gut with healthy bacteria will help make your skin beautiful!