SKINCARE 2022 - Pre / Probiotics
Probiotics / prebiotics and the micro biome… is HUGE! Not that long ago, the belief was that the very top layers of your skin (stratum corneum) were just – dead skin cells without a purpose other than shedding. But in recent times, scientists and researchers have found the top layers have an eco-system of their own, which actually keeps your skin healthy. Now, you will start to see good bacteria in your skincare (a bit like how good bacteria is in your yoghurt) and there are literally trillions of bugs on the surface of our skin, making up over a thousand different bacteria types. A healthy micro biome means healthy skin but the skin microbiome changes depending on several factors. The critters also vary depending on the amount of light and whether the area is moist, dry, hairy, or oily. And the microbiome differs with age and gender. For instance, a hormonal, sweaty teenage boy sports a very different microbiome than a sedentary, postmenopausal woman. A healthy skin microbiome communicates with our immune system, protects us from infection, calms inflammation, aids wound healing, minimises UV oxidisation and keeps the skin plump and moist. It’s amazing! Did you know, for several years, Nutrimetics has their own probiotic, microbiome-supporting product? The ‘Lactobacillus Probiotic’ in Platinum Skin Regeneration Toning Essence works to re-balance the natural pH levels on the skin’s surface. Acting as a tonic to the skin, it increases skin firmness and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.