Protect Your Skin Microbiome
When it’s not balanced, it can lead to acne, eczema and more.
In fact, these microorganisms may play a crucial role in how our skin looks and feels, according to recent research, even contributing to issues like acne, eczema, and allergic reactions.
“When the skin microbiome is balanced, it empowers your skin’s natural ability to foster a more youthful, moisturized appearance,” Rogowski explains. A healthy skin microbiome also protects from environmental factors (think: UV rays and pollution) that cause irritation and dryness.
Without that strong barrier, though, everything is imbalanced: “Environmental conditions can damage your skin, causing it to be too oily or dry,” Rogowski says.And while any skincare pro will tell you that washing your face after a workout is a good idea, harsh and frequent cleansing is one of the main contributors to skin microbiome disruption.
The answer, of course, isn’t to stop washing your face. Instead, Rogowski recommends boosting your skin’s barrier with these these innovative formulas that contain beneficial microorganisms.
Joyome Essentials Balancing Combo
In combination with a microbiome-balancing complex, which fights damaging microbes, this pairing of AM- and PM-use serums uses lightly exfoliating lactic acid, brightening azelaic acid, and retinoid ester, a gentler form of retinol that softens and plumps, to replenish skin.
Mother Dirt AO+ Mist
Made with live probiotics and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria, twice-daily spritzes of this mist (after applying your other skincare products) helps to restore balance.
La Roche-Posay Toleraine Double Repair Face Moisturizer SPF UV 30
Prebiotics have been clinically proven to selectively feed beneficial bacteria already living on the skin. This prebiotic-rich facial moisturizer also calms the complexion with niacinamide, a form of vitamin B known to temper inflammation.
The Beauty Chef Fix It Repair Balm
Thanks to bio-fermented plant compounds (which are better absorbed by your skin) including coconut, honey, and green ginger, this do-it-all balm protects your skin’s microbiome. Try it as a hydrating lip treatment, de-puffing eye balm, dry skin moisturizer, or soothing salve on hands, nails, feet, heels, knees or elbows.