It’s clear to all that what we eat has a major impact on the way we feel and the way we function. The link between our overall wellbeing and the specific health of our gut has been under the microscope in recent It’s clear to all that what we eat has a major impact on the way we feel and the way we function. The link between our overall wellbeing and the specific health of our gut has been under the microscope in recent years, and we now understand that maintaining a healthy balance of good and bad bacteria in our gut and, in turn, caring for the gut microbiome, plays a major role in how we look, feel and function. years, and we now understand that maintaining a healthy balance of good and bad bacteria in our gut and, in turn, caring for the gut microbiome, plays a major role in how we look, feel and function.
The same rules apply to our skin health
In the same way that maintaining a healthy gut microbiome is essential for our overall health, a healthy skin microbiome can help us achieve a healthy, clear and radiant complexion.
What is the Microbiome?
The gut microbiome is a unique ecosystem of microorganisms, mostly good and bad bacteria. A healthy microbiome is a balanced microbiome, and it helps us to digest food, absorb nutrients and fight off infection amongst other important tasks.
The skin also has its own microbiome and, just like the gut, our skin’s microbiome needs to be balanced in order for it to function at its healthiest. A healthy skin microbiome means a healthy skin barrier - when the microbiome and barrier are out of balance, we may find ourselves with blemishes, tight and dry skin, irritation, and inflammation.
How to Keep Your Skin Microbiome Healthy
You’ve likely heard that consuming “prebiotics” is essential for a healthy gut. The same is true for the skin microbiome! Historically a trend within the food category, there now is research to support that prebiotics can have the same impact on your skin when applied topically.
To care for your skin microbiome, look for topical skincare rich in prebiotics. Sukin’s new Skin Relief range contains Plant Prebiotics to balance the skin’s microbiome, Maize Complex to reduce itchiness caused by irritations and skin sensitivities, and a native apple blend to protect the skin from environmental aggressors that could lead to an impaired skin barrier and further irritation.
Introducing the Skin Relief range
Rich in natural ingredients selected to feed the skin microbiome, the new Sukin Skin Relief range is ideal for those with sensitive skin or anyone with an unbalanced barrier or microbiome. The Skin Relief collection has been dermatologically tested for sensitive skin and is free from fragrances and harsh chemicals that could flare up skin irritations.
The Sukin Skin Relief collection allows you to give back to your skin’s microbiome across both the face and the body, in as little as three steps.
Begin by gently cleansing the skin using the Skin Relief Cream Cleanser, formulated to remove impurities without compromising or stripping the skin’s natural barrier. Refresh with a spritz of the Skin Relief Facial Mist (which can also be used throughout the day to calm irritated skin), and finish with the Skin Relief Facial Moisturiser to protect and strengthen the microbiome.
For the body, cleanse with the Skin Relief Body Wash and nourish it using the Skin Relief Body Lotion. Don’t forget your hands our hands are constantly exposed to harsh environmental stressors, so gently cleaning them using the Skin Relief Hand Wash will allow you to deliver those all-important plant prebiotics to the skin throughout the day.
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