Meet the Microorganisms! 你知唔知微生物係咩🧫❓

Meet the Microorganisms

What is the skin microbiome?

Just like you learned about biomes in the plant and animal world our skin also contains microbiomes! Microbiomes are defined as a colony of microorganisms. Also called skin flora, these can be organisms ranging from bacteria and fungi to viruses and mites. Some of these microorganisms work with the skin in a symbiotic relationship and while others can actually be harmful to skin.

Your microbiome is unique!

Both internal and external factors can contribute to your individual skin microbiome. Internally, your genetics and things like your age or sex can change your skin’s microbiome. Externally, your skin flora can be affected by your hygiene, the products you use and your lifestyle. Plus the organisms on your skin are different all over your body; your underarm has different organisms that your face!

How does the microbiome affect your skin?

The main function of our skin is to serve as a physical barrier to the outside world to protect us against pathogens. The microbiome is in a delicate balance to create the best possible barrier. When everything is working well the microbiome helps to balance pH, produce vital nutrients and essential lipids. If the balance is disrupted our skin is more vulnerable to stressors and can experience wrinkles, loss of firmness, inflammation and sensitivity. Therefore, maintaining the skin’s natural barrier is not the only key to things like getting that glowy look (although, who doesn’t want that) but it’s also highly important for protecting ourselves from potentially harmful microorganisms.

How can we keep our microbiome healthy?

First of all, be gentle to your skin! Avoid harsh or irritating ingredients and particularly look for a soothing and gentle cleanser that doesn’t have SLS. We don’t use SLS or SLES in any of our products so you can be sure they are gentle on your skin. For extra sensitive skin, if you are looking for a mild cleanser you can use daily, check out our Calendula Soothing Gel Cleanser or our Ocean 3+ Hydrating Cream Cleanser.
Meet the Microorganisms

咩係皮膚微生物群組?

就好似動植物嘅生物群組咁,而我地皮膚入面都有一個微生物群系,而呢啲微生物中一部分會以共生作用去保護皮膚,但當然都有啲微生物係對皮膚有害啦。

每個人嘅微生物群組都係獨一無二?

外在因素同內在因素都會影響你皮膚嘅微生物群組。係內部因素,無論係遺傳甚至年齡、性別等等嘅野都會有機會改變皮膚嘅微生物組。外部因素黎講,皮膚嘅微生物群組會受到生活方式甚至衛生狀況等等影響,而微生物其實係存在係你身體嘅每一個部分。

微生物群組點樣影響皮膚?

我們皮膚嘅主要功能是成為物理屏障保護皮膚避免受病原體侵害,正常情況下微生物群組會處於平衡嘅狀態同時為皮膚建立一個好穩固嘅天然屏障,而且有助於平衡PH,為皮膚提供主要營養同脂質。但如果平衡被破壞,我哋嘅皮膚就好易會受到壓力侵害,出現皺紋、炎症同變得容易敏感。所以,保護皮膚嘅天然屏障同時減低有害微生物侵害都好重要。

咁究竟要點保持微生物組健康?

首先,錫住自己嘅皮膚係好重要,盡量避免用高刺激性成分嘅產品,特別係要搵啲無SLS嘅溫和清潔劑。Herbs'Oil都唔會加入SLS或SLES,確保所有產品安全有效,亦對皮膚溫和。對於特別敏感嘅皮膚,如果你想搵一啲比較溫和嘅清潔劑,可以考慮下金盞花杏桃洗面奶同金盞花洗面露,令皮膚嘅天然屏障變得更強壯、健康。

 

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