Last week I published a blogpost about Biome-positive skincare and how a balance of bacteria on your skin is crucial for a healthy skin microbiome. This week, we’re focusing on the effect of Biome-positive skincare to create a healthy skin microbiome. A healthy skin microbiome improve problem skin and regulate oil flow.
Some studies have found evidence that using skin products that include good bacteria may prevent acne from forming. The good bacteria create a barrier that keeps the acne-causing bacteria from ever reaching the skin and triggering inflammation.
In addition to helping directly inhibit acne-causing bacteria, probiotics also act as immune modulators that reduce inflammation and the production of sebum. If you’re already suffering from acne, probiotics will help soothe your inflamed skin.
Many different types of honey also produce microbe-killing levels of hydrogen peroxide when glucose oxidase (an enzyme incorporated into honey by bees) reacts with glucose and oxygen molecules in water. So, when honey is used as a wound dressing it draws moisture from the tissues, and this reacts to produce hydrogen peroxide, clearing the wound of infection. Scientific evidence show that Manuka honey and its close cousin Kanuka honey naturally treat inflammation, wounds, and topical burns.
Biome-positive skincare from Au Natural Skinfood
Au Natural Skinfood proudly offers a range of biome-positive skincare products designed to treat problem and acne-prone skin naturally. If you have active acne, our On The Spot Gel is a great choice go for a more targeted treatment plan to get those bacteria levels back in balance. It’s scientifically shown to inhibit the bacteria that cause acne to develop. In fact, clinical trials found that 100% of users reported fewer pimples within three weeks!
Bacterial imbalance is now recognised as contributing to acne. Stripping the skin with harsh, drying products may improve temporarily the appearance of the skin, but consequently kills all the good bacteria off. This leaves the skin opened to infection with no barrier to fight off bad bacteria. At Au Natural Skinfood we recommend our On The Spot Gel Cleanser & Moisturiser, rich in Manuka honey and Kanuka honey. Using blue/red light to treat acne can also be helpful, as these kinds of light have antibacterial properties.
I hope that this information helps you if you have oily or acne-prone skin. Next week, I’ll be talking about how to treat eczema & help sensitive skin.
Tracy, Au Natural Skinfood Founder