Everything You Need to Know to Save Your Skin Microbiome

The human body contains trillions of bacteria that live on our skin, in our gut, and even inside our bodies. These microbes play many important roles, including helping us digest food, fighting infections, and keeping our immune system strong.  We dove deep into what the skin microbiome is.

HERE’S HOW TO GET HEALTHY SKIN MICROBIOME

Our skin microbiome plays an equally important role in maintaining health. When we wash our hands regularly, we remove some of the dirt and germs that live on them.

If you’re looking to improve your skin’s microbiome, start by taking care of yourself. Eat well, take care of your skincare routine, exercise regularly, and sleep enough.

When this balance is disrupted, it leads to aggravated chronic skin diseases like atopic dermatitis, psoriasis or acne. How can we protect this delicate balance?

CLEANSE

A healthy skin microbiome helps keep your skin healthy. It also helps prevent infections and other skin issues. In fact, research shows that people who have more diverse skin microbiomes tend to have healthier skin than those whose microbiomes are less diverse.

STOP USING HARSH SOAPS, CLEANSERS OR RETINOIDS

Stop using harsh soaps, cleansers- basically stop overcleaning. Washing your skin too often with tripple cleansing routines or using harsh soaps strip away good bacteria and disturb the skin microbiome and sebum levels.

HYDRATE YOURSELF—INSIDE AND OUT

Not hydrating enough can negatively impact your skin’s microbiome with dryness or irritation. Support your skin microbiome and drink at least 64 ounces of water a day.

DON’T OVERHAUL YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE

Selecting the most gentle skincare products and not overhauling the skincare routine with extra steps – for example 10 step beauty routines- is much healthier in maintaining a balanced skin microbiome and pH.

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