You may have heard of ‘microbiome’ or ‘microbiota’, but do you know what purpose they serve for our skin? I’ve done the research, and found the must-know information – read on to find out more.
We hear so much about the gut microbiome – this is basically the entire collection of microorganisms in our gut. Similarly, the skin’s microbiome is all of the organisms present on our skin. The term “microbiota” refers to these organisms in both our gut and our skin.
Our skin is home to thousands of species of bacteria, viruses and fungi. These all serve a purpose, and are vital for proper balance. This means that when there’s an imbalance, problems can arise.
Don’t Fear Getting Dirty!
Many skin problems, from acne through to eczema, can also be attributed to our modern lifestyle. Our skin is constantly being bombarded by harsh cleansers, soaps, deodorants, cosmetics, medications, home detergents, washing powders and gardening chemicals.
Our obsession with being clean may come at a price for our microbiome. A robust skin microbiome protects us against infection and inflammation, so we should rethink the overuse of harsh antibacterial and antimicrobial soaps on our skin. I believe that, in this modern world, we need to reconsider our fear of getting dirty. When you think about it, food comes from the ground and whilst rinsed, it should not be washed. The problem with food is that all to often it has been irradiated and washed. Spending time outdoors camping, playing sport and gardening to get natural exposure to a variety of soil-based organisms is great for the surface microbiota on our skin.
The bottom line: our skin can benefit from dropping all antibacterial, synthetic skin products, and going completely natural.
Prebiotics to Feed Your Skin’s Microbiome
At Au Natural Skinfood, we know that amazing prebiotics are found in Manuka Honey. These prebiotics encourage the growth of good bacteria on our skin and help to manage bad bacteria. New Zealand Manuka Honey is also well known as a natural humectant, trapping in moisture and helping to eliminate water loss in your skin. As well as this, New Zealand Manuka honey has many healing properties. It really is a hero ingredient!
With this knowledge, our team at Au Natural decided to use this key ingredient in concentrated levels in all of our essential products. Au Natural products are carefully designed to strengthen our skin’s microbiome, so that it’s natural defense system is ready to combat environmental damage and skin concerns like acne or dehydration. Our products are designed with this philosophy in mind, to suit all skin types and ages.
If you want to try Au Natural Skinfood products, but aren’t sure where to start, our Discovery Kit is the perfect trial set! You’ll receive minis of our four essential products – Toner, Cleanser, AM and PM creams. Get your skin’s microbiome into balance with all natural ingredients, and none of the stuff your skin doesn’t need.
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