Boo! 👻 Scary Stuff About Your Skin... and how to bring it back into balance
Halloween is here! DUN DUN DUUUUUUN *dramatic sound effect* 😱
Roaming the streets at night (begging for candy), you'll see vampires, witches, werewolves and the monster of Frankenstein.
But did you know, speaking of monsters, that right now, on your skin, there are thousands and thousands of little monsters squirming around?? 👀
It’s true! These little monsters are actually tiny microorganisms living on your skin, creating an intricate and complex system known as the skin microbiome. The skin microbiome is a collection of thousands of microorganisms, with over 1000 different types of bacteria and up to 80 different types of fungi.
Fun fact: We have more bacterial cells on our body than human cells.
Different microbes live in different areas of your skin. For example, the microbes on your face’s skin would vary from the microbes on your hands’ skin. This depends on many factors, such as skin texture, thickness, and humidity.
Another fun fact: Our face is typically the oiliest part of our body, and so they often have the most number of bacteria, which includes the acne-inducing P. Acnes bacteria. This makes our face more prone to acne than other areas on our body.
Boo! Scary Stuff on Your Skin?
Okay, I know it might sound a bit spooky, but these little monsters are actually not always bad for us. In fact, when the skin microbiome is healthy and happy, it is a direct reflection on how our skin our appears.
In layman's terms? Happy microbiome = healthy looking skin. So it’s super important for us to create a healthy environment for these little monsters.
So what does this all mean for you?
It means that you need to choose skincare products that directly support your skin microbiome. That means providing the microbes on your skin with the proper “food” to keep them healthy and happy.
Enter probiotic skincare!!
It’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a type of skincare that helps maintain your skin microbiome for a healthier and more balanced complexion. It works by strengthening the skin barrier, protecting it against any sensitivity and damage. This leads to a more healthy environment for the microbiome, and so leading to healthier-looking skin.
You can find it in our Berry Rich Cream - a bright blue, velvety-rich face cream that is such a joy to use. Oh, did we mention that it also doubles as an eye cream? (it does!!!!!)
Speaking of protecting your skin microbiome, you should also look into ingredients such as retinol - which has been proven to stimulate collagen production and promote cellular turnover. You can find such ingredients in our Phyto Clear - which has not just one, but two retinol-like superfood ingredients.
So there ya have it! Happy Halloween to you and your little monsters!!! 👻