On our skin there is an entire exciting and invisible world in which bacteria, viruses and fungi coexist in a balance on which your health depends .
The care it receives and the conditions to which it is subjected will determine its state of health and its better or worse conservation. Therefore, it is vital to use products that reinforce this balance and protect its vulnerability .
MICROBIOME AND MICROBIOTA
You have surely heard of microbiome and microbiota . The first designates all microbes (bacteria, viruses, fungi...) including their genes and metabolites and the environmental conditions that surround them . For its part, the microbiota is the set of microorganisms that live in our body . Thus, for example, the set of microorganisms in the intestine, which were previously called intestinal flora, are called intestinal microbiota.
To help you understand it better, we will use a metaphor. The microbiome would be like an entire forest (all the small and large organisms that live in it, including its ecosystem, soil, river...)
Microbiome and microbiota are terms that are becoming more important every day, since they open endless doors to personalized medicine and cosmetics themselves.
And our body coexists throughout its life and in its daily life with billions of these microorganisms that, as their name indicates, are much smaller than our cells.
Within this enormous world, foreign to our eyes, the balance or imbalance takes place on which our state of health and that of our skin depends.
Thus, for example, there are good bacteria because they benefit us and others , on the other hand, are bad because they harm our health . The key to ensuring that the bad bacteria do not take control is to maintain and take care of the good bacteria in our body.
THE SKIN MICROBIOTA, KEY PIECE
Lets start by the beginning. As soon as we are born and upon coming into contact with the outside world, our skin generates its microbiome with the different groups of bacteria with which it comes into contact, quickly colonizing it.
This colonization will be very important for the baby's immune system , as well as to prepare his skin and strengthen it from the external damage that he will face from that moment on. And this is how this defense shield is formed.
Thus, throughout our lives, we will coexist amicably with “good” bacteria that create an invisible layer along with the rest of the microorganisms, and together they will form the so-called resident microbiome . If imbalances do not occur, this microbiome forms our protective barrier responsible for the health of our skin.
On the other hand, there are bacteria that are passing through , called transient bacteria, which can sometimes cause skin problems and even infections. When the skin microbiome is in balance , resident bacteria efficiently protect the skin from transients .
Each person has their own microbiome with which their skin coexists in perfect symbiosis.
FACTORS THAT UNBALANCE THE SKIN MICROBIOME
An imbalance in our microbiome can translate into multiple ways, from the appearance of skin conditions (dry, sensitive skin) to inflammatory diseases (acne, atopic dermatitis).
The factors that can alter the balance of our microbiome are varied, but among the most important are UV rays, pollution, stress, changes in skin pH and age .
Another factor to take into account is the use of irritating or very aggressive products , as well as a diet that is too rich in unhealthy fats and sugars .
Our microbiome is happy with a physiological pH of 5 or close to it, conditions that pathogenic microorganisms do not like as much.
Always use cosmetics that respect its pH.
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