Research shows that to prevent skin disease, the health of your skin microbiome is vital. This is because when your skin microbiome is damaged, it is open to attack.
Your microbiome is in “dysbiosis” when damaged and has a low diversity. Because of this, it can’t protect against skin disease.
Your skin is an ecosystem that works to prevent skin disease
The skin microbiome is the collection of microbes living on you and is part of the whole body microbiome. Far from being damaging, these microbes are very important for your health.
Research shows that a damaged skin microbiome is linked to most common skin problems & diseases.
Increasing the diversity of your Skin Microbiome
A strong, diverse Microbiome works to protect against disease. Therefore, the practises that we recommend to help your skin microbiome are listed below:
- Stop using everyday cosmetics that contain chemicals on your skin.
- Use products that are proven to enhance your skin microbiome (which includes 100% natural ingredients).
- Eat a large variety of vegetables, fruits, legumes, pulses, nuts and seeds and most importantly, fibre. This will help diversify the bacteria in your gut microbiome and could have knock on effects to your skin microbiome.
- Aerobic exercise helps your immune system and therefore your microbiome.
- Spend as much time as you can in nature. This helps not only your microbiome but your mental wellbeing.
- With antibiotics: follow your doctor’s advice, and only take antibiotics when really necessary. In the long run they destroy the microbiome and leave it weaker than at the start.