The great role of the skin microbiome
Did you know that there are approximately one million different bacteria on 1 cm² of your skin? They are part of your microbiome, the bacterial flora of your skin. Find out how important its role is and how to take care of it.
The surface of our skin is inhabited by a multitude of bacteria, viruses and fungi that form a unique system called the microbiome (or microbiota). Its composition is determined from birth. The condition of our complexion depends on it. It is what makes the skin of the face uniform, healthy and radiant.
Everyone's microbiome is slightly different. It is influenced by many factors, including gender, race, age, hormones, the environment in which we live, our occupation, diet and lifestyle, medication we take, and whether we were born naturally or by caesarean section.
The skin microbiome plays a number of very important roles. It is a protective barrier - its function is to inhibit the growth of pathogenic microorganisms. Performs immune functions and protects the skin from harmful external factors. For all this to be possible, its balance must be maintained. It can be affected by stress, environmental pollution, UV radiation, smog and improper care with cosmetics that are too aggressive.
If your skin develops redness, becomes overactive, you notice inflammation, acne, dandruff and a tight and dry feeling, it could mean that the balance of your microbiome has been disrupted. This is why it is so important to use cosmetics for daily skin care and make-up removal that take extra care of the skin.
Gentle Face Wash, Gentle enzyme face scrub and Light Face Cream for her and him from the Skin Balance Moisturising series contain prebiotics that nurture the skin microbiome and restore its natural balance. And in the composition of our Micellar Liquid you will find a complex of ingredients that are responsible for a healthy and balanced diet for the microbiota.