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The Importance of the Skin Microbiome for Healthy Skin

You may know about the gut microbiome, but did you know that your skin also has its own microbiome? This diverse community of microorganisms that live on our skin includes bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and despite what you may assume, is actually essential for maintaining healthy skin. In this blog post, we will explore the role of the skin microbiome, how it affects the skin, the signs of an imbalanced microbiome, skincare ingredients to avoid, and tips on how to maintain a healthy skin microbiome.

Skin microbiome and skin health

The skin microbiome is an intricate network of beneficial bacteria, fungi, and viruses that live on the surface of the body. It plays a critical role in strengthening the skin’s barrier function by warding off harmful pathogens, regulating the immune response, and enhancing the physical barrier of the skin epithelium. The skin microbiome plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin. The bacteria on the skin protect the skin barrier, help regulate inflammation, and prevent pathogenic microorganisms from taking over. When the microbiome of the skin is balanced, meaning there is a diverse community of microorganisms living on the skin, it can help prevent issues such as acne, eczema, and rosacea. However, if it becomes imbalanced, it can lead to a variety of skin issues.

Signs of disbalance in the microbiome of your skin

Signs that your microbiome might be in disbalance may include:

-dry,

-itchy,

– inflamed skin,

-or even acne.

If you suspect you have an imbalance, it is important to avoid skincare products that can further disrupt the microbiome. Ingredients such as alcohol, sulfates, and fragrance can negatively impact the microbiome.

Skincare ingredients to avoid

Skincare ingredients that cause harm to the balance of the skin’s microbiome should be avoided. Alcohol and sulfates, commonly found in acne treatments and foaming face washes, can strip the skin of its natural oils and harm the beneficial bacteria. Fragrance, often found in moisturizers and body washes, can also disrupt the microbiome and cause irritation. Instead, opt for gentle, fragrance-free products that can work in harmony with the microbiome on our skin.

Tips for a healthy skin microbiome

To maintain a healthy skin microbiome, a well-rounded skincare routine is essential. Start by cleansing your skin with a gentle, microbiome-friendly cleanser. Follow with a hydrating moisturizer that contains ceramides and other beneficial lipids. These ingredients help repair the skin barrier and support a healthy microbiome. Incorporating probiotic or prebiotic skincare can also help establish a healthy microbiome and promote skin health.

In addition to your skincare routine, important lifestyle factors such as a healthy diet, regular exercise, and sleep also play a role in the health of the skin microbiome. Eating a diet rich in prebiotic foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help feed the beneficial bacteria on the skin.

Probiotics and skin microbiome

We all have our native composition of microbes that create a protective shield on our skin. Sometimes they need reinforcement.

Probiotics have shown to assist in balancing the skin’s pH levels, reinforce the natural barrier against bad bacteria, and in some instances even protect against skin cancer.

Microbiome friendly skincare

Our whole being, including our skin has a wealthy community of good microorganisms which form our microbiome. These healthy bacteria communicate through regulating signals and help adjust many processes on the skin.  However, modern lifestyle negatively impacts the skin microbiome leading to various skin issues.  Metabiotics, are a blend of signal components and biological actives derived from healthy bacteria. These metabiotics act as the missing link between us and nature, which restore the skins natural rejuvenating and revival actions.

Discover the Many Benefits of Metabiotic Skincare

If you’re on the hunt for top-notch skincare, look no further than metabiotics. These natural compounds offer a range of benefits, and you may be surprised to learn that you’re already familiar with some of them!

Take hyaluronic acid, for example. Already a well-known ingredient in the skincare industry, it can hold 1000 times its weight in water, making it an excellent choice for boosting hydration levels.

Then there’s lactic acid, which also packs a punch when it comes to skincare. Its exfoliating properties help to slough off dead skin cells, revealing brighter and smoother skin. Plus, it’s anti-inflammatory, soothing any redness or irritation.

Finally, we have peptides. These small chains of amino acids stimulate collagen production for firmer, plumper skin. They also possess anti-inflammatory properties, making them great for reducing redness and irritation. Don’t miss out on the many benefits of these powerful metabiotics!

Discover the Hidden Skincare Heroes

Lipoteichoic acid and Sphingomyelinase. These lesser-known ingredients boast impressive science-backed skin benefits. Lipoteichoic acid, a powerful antioxidant naturally found in bacteria, aids in shielding the skin from external damage. It effectively neutralizes harmful free radicals that cause oxidative stress and premature aging. Sphingomyelinase, an enzyme naturally produced by probiotics, is essential for the production of ceramides. These vital lipids protect the skin’s barrier by preventing moisture loss and safeguarding against environmental aggressors. Upgrade your skincare routine with these little-known skincare superheroes.

Final words

Now that you know about the importance of the skin microbiome, you can take steps to support a healthy microbiome and maintain healthy skin. Remember to use gentle, fragrance-free skincare products, incorporate probiotic and even better metabiotic skincare, and consider lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, and sleep. By taking care of your skin microbiome, you can promote healthy, radiant skin.

About author

Selma Durmo M. Pharm

“As far as I can remember I have always struggled with sensitive skin. The issues culminated in my mid-twenties when I started having rosacea flares and redness. My personal quest for effective, safe solutions took a professional turn, and I was given the opportunity to apply my (Pharma) background in developing a new skin friendly product line. My goal was to create something new, a clinically proven sustainable skincare brand. This science backed probiotic skincare derived technology is a product of years of research and innovation in personal care products. Metabiotics contain naturally produced hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, SMase, lipoteichoic acid, over 40 peptides and enzymes. All assigned with specific tasks for activating the skins native repair mechanisms.” 

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Clean

Following the principles of Clean Beauty, we have joined the dedicated stream of safe, non-toxic beauty enthusiasts.

Our products contain carefully selected hypoallergenic ingredients suitable for sensitive and reactive skin.

We’re committed to formulating with natural, organically-derived, and skin-friendly synthetics while excluding popular “good feeling” and potentially harmful compounds to provide the best skincare solutions.

“It is easy to get hooked on conventional products, with inviting perfumes and the instantly pleasant skin feeling. The sooner you understand that those sensations are short-lived the better! Choose Clean Beauty and allow the science backed ingredients time to work wonders on your skin.”

Cinically proven

Our products’ superiority has been proven in a controlled study on 50 volunteers where it was shown that four-week product use leads to a significant increase in skin moisture levels (39%), increased skin elasticity (50%), and a decrease in the appearance of wrinkles (23%).

Other beneficial effects include decrease in skin sensitivity, increase in skin cleanliness, evenness of the skin tone, decrease in acne formation.

This study serves as proof of the skin’s gradual return of its protective layer, integrity, and balance. All study results have been published in a peer reviewed journal as well as the full study report.

“Putting all science aside, we are most proud of our users’ testimonials. All tested volunteers claimed visible and tangible improvement in skin feel and appearance.”

Transparency

The greatest breakthrough discovery we stumbled upon is that skincare and cosmetics should not be sensational.

Personal care should be comprehensive, accessible, and efficient, just as all solutions that come from nature are.

We are often faced with labels such as anti aging skin care, organic skin care, natural skincare products, which lack the necessary explanation… What do these phrases actually mean?

“Grown tired of all the misleading, incomprehensive, irrelevant information used in the beauty industry we decided to stick to a no-nonsense approach. It is what it is, and skin care is not magic! It requires commitment, patience and understanding your skins’ needs.”

Sustainable

We are dedicated to neutralizing our negative impact on the environment as much as possible and have joined the stream of sustainable skincare brands. We’re taking you on for the ride (we’ve even packed the goodies)!

To help minimize our carbon footprint, for every product order a tree will be planted thanks to our amazing planters at One Tree Planted. It’s estimated that a mature tree nullifies around 20lbs of CO2 a year.

We’re doing our best to reuse, reduce and recycle. Wishing to inspire a circular economy we have partnered up, to create a customized recycling program. Collect three empty plastic packages to receive your Anbiome Recycling Envelope and follow the instructions on how to take part in our recycling mission. 

Your good deed shall be rewarded. For every three products recycled you receive one product gift!

Technology

Today’s trends in skincare require the use of synthetic active ingredients which interact with the skin. Our approach is to distinguish natural alternatives, which mimic the skins native repair mechanism and are more efficient and ecologically sound.

Translating solutions from nature into industrial settings is hardly an easy task, but it’s one we enjoy undertaking.

We have screened 500+ different wild probiotic strains from the nature, to find the most powerful ones.

Special fermentation process was developed to harvest powerful molecules (HA, LTA, SMase, LA and 40 peptides).

Result is the composition of native signal components and molecules that keep the skin balanced, healthy and protected.