Ingestible beauty was the highlight of the past couple of years. Be it collagen pills/ powder, celery juice and lemon water, or probiotics that help regulate the habitat that is our gut.. This effect of ingestible probiotics turned out to be huge when it came to how glowy and radiant our skin looked.. It’s called ‘microbiome’; meaning the ecosystem of bacteria in our gut, upon maintaining a healthy microbiome, a flawless complexion is guaranteed..
Scientifically Speaking, What Is The Microbiome?
The microbiome is a diverse ecosystem of bacteria, fungi, yeast, parasites and viruses in our body. All in different portions and intensities.. In fact there are more than one trillion bacteria living — crawling, snacking, metabolizing — in and on our skin.. Every human organ—including the skin—must have a healthy micro-ecosystem within it..
The Relationship Between The Microbiome And Beauty..
Let’s consider a scenario where the gut microbiome is injured by food and medical antibiotic exposure, this causes what is known as leaky gut syndrome, it results as a surefire consequence.. As we know, the cause of all disease is inflammation, that’s when our immunity suffers the most.. The toxicity that accumulates in the body by the inefficiency of the gut barrier and the microbiome results in skin mishaps. Taking the form of a myriad of symptoms; dry or cracking skin, acne, eczema, psoriasis, thinning of the skin, hair loss, excessive facial hair growth and pigment changes (such as vitiligo), as well as infections like herpes and impetigo.
The greater the variety of bacterial species on the skin, the healthier its barrier will be, and the less dryness, inflammation, itching, and stinging you’ll experience.
How Can We Treat These Skin Conditions Before They Become Problems?
The act of excluding all chemical ingredients present in most products will protect the skin microbiome and immune function. You’ve probably heard of phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, quaternium-15, diazolidinyl urea and imidazolidinyl urea. Add to those resorcinol, which is used as an antibiotic and disinfectant in topical acne treatments. You don’t annihilate all bacteria, and just like consuming antibiotics kills both the good and the bad, same goes for those products claiming to attack facial bacteria..
How To Maintain An Ideal Microbiome On Our Skin?
Internally would be primary, maintaining a healthy gut that is.. However, in special cases of specific conditions associated with a compromised microbiome (like super-dry skin, eczema, acne and psoriasis), there are some topical treatments that can help to get your skin back into glowing health.
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