Chances are we’ve all heard of the gut microbiome, the ecosystem of bacteria in the digestive tract. But did you know that our skin has its own microbiome?
The skin microbiome is the collection of microorganisms that live on the skin's surface and in the deeper layers of the skin. These microorganisms include bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms that live in a complex community with the human body.
Essentially it plays a very important role in maintaining skin health and protecting the body from harmful pathogens and it can also influence the development of skin disorders such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
With that being said; let's get into how we can actually keep it healthy.
There are 3 fundamental steps when it comes to maintaining the skin’s microbiome; maintain a healthy pH level, keep the skin moisturised and hydrated and have a balanced, varied diet of course!
With so many choices out there and different products trending on a weekly basis, it can be easy to start incorporating products that may actually cause more harm than good to your skin. Products that claim “squeaky clean” or contain high levels of acids, can end up stripping the skin and resulting in a damaged skin barrier.
We sometimes forget our skin is an organ and it works with us and not against us. It’s important to incorporate effective and high-performing skincare products but we also want to be gentle.
Some ingredients that may help your skin maintain a healthy microbiome are prebiotics, probiotics, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, vitamins C & E and ceramides.
Check out the latest addition to our lifestyle range - Sásta Microbiome Booster Serum. Sásta's Microbiome Booster Serum protects, restores & maintains your skin's biome by delivering a blend of prebiotic and postbiotic ingredients to optimise skin health.
Damaged skin barriers can cause a lot of stress sometimes, can’t they? The good news is it doesn't have to – as long as you’re proactive in taking care of your skin and maybe being a little bit more gentle too. But most of all, remember to work with your skin, not against it!