What are microbiomes, and how does it affect our skin?

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We help you uncomplicate the science behind your skin.

You’ve probably heard of the term microbiome, but what do you know about it? Our skin is colonised by countless beneficial and pathogenic micro-organisms (eg. bacteria, yeasts, fungi etc.). The term “skin microbiome” refers to all these micro-organisms and their interactions with the skin.

What makes up our microbiome?

Skin microbiome is unique to the person. It is usually determined from birth and changes according to a person’s lifestyle, environment, age and diet. It also differs depending on the amount of sebum and moisture, as well as the pH level of the skin. 

How does it affect our skin?

Having an optimal microbiome is crucial to achieving strong, healthy skin that’s able to protect the skin against external aggressors such as UV rays, pollution and harsh weather, reducing skin inflammation and hypersensitivity. Essentially, this little ecosystem controls a lot about our skin, from how well products are absorbed to the overall health of our skin.   

What affects our microbiome?

There are 2 key factors that can affect the composition of our skin microbiome:

1) Ecological Factor – How is our microbiome affected by our surroundings?

There are many factors that can cause an imbalance in our skin flora:

  • Changes in temperature 
  • High humidity levels
  • Diet 
  • Stress
  • Unsuitable personal care products
  • Misuse of antiseptics
  • Medication, etc.

2) Biological Factor – How is our microbiome affected by our body changes?

The skin is a hormone-dependent organ that experiences regular hormonal variations which over the course of time disrupts it. Hormonal fluctuations will lead to dehydration, sagging skin, loss of density, wrinkles and dull complexion. This is further exacerbated by ageing, where the rate of skin metabolism and regeneration drops with age. 

How can we regulate our skin microbiome?

Having a good skincare routine can help to regulate our skin’s microbiome. But more than just that, it is important to use the right products and go for facial treatments which can help to keep the skin’s microbiome in its optimum state. 

Introducing Estetica’s NEW Biologic Defense Facial, a treatment designed to achieve an optimal level of skin flora between beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms to improve skin’s immune system to defend against microbial invasion. This treatment also helps to compensate cutaneous deficiencies due to monthly hormone cycle and skin cell fatigue. It is particularly suited for women aged 20 to 50, whose skin have been on the receiving end of environmental aggressors (e.g. pathogenic bacteria, parasites, pollution, UV-rays) and imbalances related to cycle variations.

This facial is a 90-minute, 8-step treatment that strengthens cutaneous self-defense system and therefore, well-being of the skin. Owing to the ecological and biological double action, one can expect post-treatment skin that is able to defend itself against pathogenic bacteria, parasites, pollution, UV, cellular fatigue and stress. This helps to reduce skin problems directly related to an imbalanced skin flora and hormonal levels, such as dry patches, accelerated skin ageing and acne breakouts.

Sign up for a trial session of Estetica Biological Defense Facial today at our special launch price of $128 (U.P. $420) here.

In Good Hands,

Estetica

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