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the skin microbiome is an important part of your skin and its health
Although it may sound like an abstract concept because we can’t see it with the naked eye, the skin microbiome is an important part of your skin’s barrier and its health. Also known as the skin flora, or the microbiota, it consists of micro-organisms that form a layer of protection for the skin.
Interestingly, each of us has our own unique microbiome and it varies in different parts of your body. It can also be different for various skin types, such as normal or dry skin.
Below, we explain what the microbiome is, the ways in which it helps to maintain healthy and beautiful skin, and how microbiome skin care products can help to support it and its functions.
The Skin Microbiome and Its Purpose
The microbiome helps to protect your skin. It is part of your skin’s natural barrier, helps to maintain it, and is mainly made up of bacteria. People tend to think of bacteria as something undesirable, however, there are bacteria that are helpful and it is important for these types of bacteria to be dominant in your skin to maintain good skin health.
The skin flora helps the PH balance of your skin, produces skin lipids and nutrients, helps to maintain hydration, and protects your skin from inflammation. For this reason, skin conditions that involve inflammation, such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis, are helped when you improve skin microbiome conditions and maintain a healthy skin flora.
Microbiome Skincare Products
Because maintaining a balanced microbiome that supports your skin barrier is a key part of having healthy skin, it is important to choose microbiome skin care products that help to sustain this balance rather than interfering with it. This means using skincare products that are gentle to your skin and help it to maintain its PH balance.
At Eighteen B, we create products that support your skin health. We conducted a clinical trial for 12 weeks in which we tested our skincare serum on the natural microbiome on skin. The test results showed no change, which was a good result.
To build and maintain a glowing complexion, it is essential to choose skincare products that contain ingredients that help to nurture the skin and the microbiome. We include these kinds of ingredients in our silk skin care products. Our key ingredient at Eighteen B is B-SILK PROTEIN, which is biocompatible and supports your skin barrier.
Some of the ways that silk skincare helps to maintain healthy skin includes:
● helping the barrier of the skin to keep out stressors in the environment such as pollution, and helping it to retain nourishing ingredients that keep it hydrated and healthy
● supporting the functions of the skin and helping it to regenerate
● helping the skin to maintain collagen and elastin
● improvement in skin elasticity, smoothness, and texture
View our full line of Eighteen B silk skin care products, including our serums, creams, and moisturizers to help you to build and maintain a healthy skin flora.