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The Microbiome Story

Listen to your skin. The biggest misconception of healthy skin is that we need to have squeaky clean faces. That is untrue. On the surface of your skin sits an organic ecosystem made up from billions of bacteria called the microbiome. It forms the first layer of defense for your skin against outside forces, controlling skin immunity, nutrient absorption and supporting our skin barrier. In order for your skin microbiome to be healthy, it must first be balanced.

What Affects Our Skin Microbiome?

The one reason why most women’s skin gets increasingly sensitive as they age is because of the wrong usage of skincare products. Eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, acne are also a result of imbalance in the microbiome in our skin. Every skin is different. Your skin needs to be understood and nurtured.

How Do I Care For My Skin Microbiome?

General rule of thumb, do not use harsh ingredients or over-treat your skin. It is also important to incorporate pre- pro- and post-biotics into our skincare. However all skin are different which is why it is important to further understand your skin and what ingredients you should look out for in your skincare products that are truly suited for you. It’s time you unravel what your skin really needs and meet your skin microbiome.

"Albert Dashi, PhD, Co-Founder, Chief Scientist Officer; Sequential Skin"