Skin Microbiome 101: What Is It And Why Is It Important?

November 21, 2017

Skin Microbiome 101: What Is It And Why Is It Important?

When you hear the word microbiome, the first thing that will most likely come to your minds is… the gut. Here's a news flash for you - turns out, our gut is not the only microbial battlefront to host trillions of'good bacteria' providing immensely positive impact on our health and well-being.

Skin microbiome has become one of the most-talked about buzzwords in the skincare industry these days. Just like your gut, your skin is crawling with bacteria. Sounds disgusting? Well, not exactly. If it makes you feel better, we all have microbes covering our bodies so you're not exactly alone here.  Also, there's absolutely no reason to be grossed out because these bacteria are actually the good guys! Think of the skin's microbiome as a protective shield of the body against unwanted irritants, infections and diseases including eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea, among others.

Is Skin Microbiome The Key To Healthy, Glowing Skin?

Recent studies show that there is a strong link between a balanced microbiome and healthy skin. Our skin inevitably gets exposed from various environmental assailants like sun exposure and pollution that can disrupt the bacterial balance of the skin resulting in the development of skin care concerns like dullness, fine lines and wrinkles.

So, how do we deal? We have been taught this since we were young to amplify our deep cleansing routine using antibacterial cleansers to effectively remove oil, dirt and other impurities from our skin thinking "the cleaner the skin, the better." When you over-cleanse, you strip your skin of the oils that keep it from drying out and in the process, you also remove the 'friendly' bacteria that keep your skin's well-being in check.

How to Protect the Skin Microbiome?

Nourish and nurture your skin with Talia Skincare’s Mineral Clarifying Cleansing Gel. Made with 100% natural essential oils, marine-derived B-carotene, and the most potent pure form of Vitamin C available on the market, it cleanses the skin while preserving and maintaining its moisture barrier. The luxurious blend Willow Bark extract, apple amino acid & high concentration of minerals effectively remove impurities on the surface of the skin - including the most stubborn waterproof makeup. Suitable for all skin types, it will leave your skin a pleasant sensation of softness whilst making your complexion glowing like you want it to be.