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Our skin is never really squeaky-clean. There are millions of fungi, bacteria, and viruses that make up the skin microbiome.

It might sound disgusting???? but the skin microbiome plays an important role in protecting your skin. Destroying the skin’s microbiome has been associated with skin sensitivity, acne breakouts, rosacea, dryness, and premature aging.

Why Should Your Microbiome Stay Balanced?

Your skin microbiome is your first line of defense against harsh conditions and harsh chemicals.

If you have this healthy barrier, you retain more moisture, and you’re less likely to suffer from sensitivity and dryness. The microbiome also acts as a shield against infections and inflammation.

What Causes An Unbalanced Microbiome?

The products we use on our skin today are the number one cause of an unbalanced microbiome in the skin. 

Recent skincare routines have been heavily reliant on multiple products, some of them extremely harsh. Frequent use of cleansers that claim to “strip the skin” or antibacterial products could be part of the problem.

Our diets and reduced exposure to the environment have also been contributing factors to  unbalanced microbiomes. 

So, How Do You Restore Your Skin’s Microbiome?

It might take a while to fully restore your skin’s biodiversity – and it requires consistent effort.

However, the following will help you get there faster:

  • Use Gentle Cleansers. Simply swapping those harsh chemicals with simpler ingredients could help you see immediate results????! If you’ve been suffering from wrinkling, dryness, or unexpected acne breakouts you might want to include natural products like aloe vera in your routine.
  • Avoid Using Drying Alcohols On Your Face. If alcohol is the main ingredient in your skincare product, it could be causing dryness in your skin. Alcohol is found in toners and some cleansers, and is loved by people with oily skin. 

Frequent use of alcohol on the skin destroys the skin’s natural barrier, making it harder for it to retain moisture. 

Fortunately, there is an answer! Hydrating alcohol could be the perfect solution for people looking for the same results. When you’re at the store, look out for products with hydrating alcohol as an ingredient. If you can’t find any, make sure alcohol is listed lower on the ingredients list.

  • Invest In Products With Probiotic Ingredients.  Adding bacteria to the skin is the solution to reestablishing the balance you need. Probiotics are healthy bacteria, and by having them present, they will protect your skin and might even heal conditions like eczema, rosacea, and dryness. 

Look out for products with the following ingredients: bacterial lysates and filtrates. If you can’t find any, there are products that are certified microbiome-friendly and won’t damage your skin.

Taking charge of your skin’s health could be as easy as reducing the number of products you use. If you’re looking for a long-lasting way to rejuvenate your skin and reduce sagging or wrinkling, then we have the perfect solution for you! 

Book a consultation with our professionals here or contact us for more info at 818-213-2576 or and find out what will work for you. 

None of the statements on this blog have been evaluated by the FDA.

Furthermore, none of the statements on this blog should be construed as dispensing medical advice, nor making claims regarding the cure of diseases. You should consult a licensed health care professional before starting any supplement, dietary, or exercise program, especially if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing injuries or medical conditions. 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.