The importance of gut microbiomes and how to keep them balanced has been a hot topic for a while now, and in the last few years, information about skin microbiomes has also hit our newsfeeds. Ever wonder how the two are connected?
First, what is your microbiome?
Your microbiome is the trillions of good bacteria, viruses, and fungi that live in different parts of our body, such as in our intestines and on our skin. When there’s a healthy balance, it’s all good. But when something throws off the balance, unhealthy conditions may arise.
A 2021 study shows that the gut microbiome plays an important role in a wide variety of skin disorders. (Of course, anyone who’s eaten fast food or an overabundance of dairy and wound up with a blemished complexion knows this!)
An imbalance in the skin or gut microbiome is called dysbiosis. When dysbiosis occurs, it can alter your immune response, causing inflammation and prompt development of skin conditions, such as eczema. Dysbiosis-induced inflammation can lead to other inflammatory disorders, like psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, vitiligo, and more.
It works the other way, too. When your skin health becomes compromised, it becomes unable to protect as well as it should, leaving your body susceptible to additional health issues as germs, bacteria, and toxins pass through skin and into your blood stream, potentially affecting internal organs.
What can you do to maintain healthy gut and skin microbiomes?
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet.
- Tone down hot showers that can dry skin.
- Use gentle cleansers that won’t strip skin’s natural barrier.
- Replenish moisture with non toxic products.
- Tend to signs of skin inflammation with non toxic skin care products.
Pure Haven refresh skin care with pre+probiotics are formulated to provide top-quality skin nourishment. Our pre+probiotic ingredients are essential for creating a resilient microbiome that helps protect and nourish healthy skin. Together they help promote a vibrant skin barrier, defend your skin’s microbiome, lock in moisture, maintain balance, and soothe and calm skin, resulting in a radiant glow!
Protect your skin microbiome to help protect your overall health. Ask your Pure Haven Consultant about the skin care products they use and their recommendations for your specific skin concerns.