Balancing Skin Flora

Skin flora can be altered by stimulants such as caffeine, sugar, and alcohol, and other factors like too much raw food, imbalance of good and bad bacteria, allergies, and food intolerances. Signs of skin flora imbalances can be subtle; small break-outs on the forehead or cheeks, or flushed skin or redness, or more acute symptoms like severe skin sensitivity and reactive skin conditions, hot skin, itchy and red skin…

A general skincare cream cannot fix the flora of skin, skin creams are used topically to protect and offer moisture to the surface of the skin. Serums with a lighter molecular weight are more easily absorbed by the skin and depending on ingredients, actively working on the skin for health and anti-ageing benefits. To work on skin flora, we must look deeper into the relationship between health and beauty. Skin flora is affected most by internal health – particularly the gut. To improve skin flora, we have to start by looking at our diet.
Skin flora is effected by stimulants such as caffeine and sugar, and other factors like raw food, imbalance of good and bad bacteria, and food intolerances. Signs of skin flora imbalances can be subtle; small break-outs on the forehead or cheeks, flushed skin or redness, or more acute symptoms like severe skin sensitivity and reactive skin conditions, hot skin, itchy and red skin.
To ease the symptoms of an imbalance of skin flora, start with altering diet and lifestyle with these simple steps:
  • Cutback on caffeine and introduce herbal teas.
  • Drink warm water with lemon and honey (beneficial to stimulate digestion and also act as a natural anti-inflammatory)
  • If your skin is reactive, cut back on raw foods including fresh juices, salad, nuts & seeds, for two weeks and see if it makes a difference to both digestion and skin sensitivities.
  • Eliminate all refined sugar
  • Eat less fruit and more green vegetables
  • Introduce a full spectrum digestive enzyme supplement that is not lactose based.
Balancing skin flora is a gradual process, however some people notice rapid, instant results if their digestion is compromised by a food intolerance, or dysbiosis.

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