Microbiome: to learn more to look good

May 14, 20190 comments

By Ben Teoh
Published in EuroCosmetics magazine, March 2019

Microbiome is becoming a household word and is referring to as a mix of bacteria, yeasts and parasites that live on our skin, in our nose and trachea, and in our gut from our mouth to our anus. The mix of these bacteria, yeasts, and parasites is closely linked to weight, mental health, autoimmune health, blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer, and therefore, worth knowing more to enhance our general well being.

These microbes are in microscopic forms of life invisible to the naked eye. And there are a variety of microbes: fungi, mites, protozoa, and bacteria to name a few. Now, the word “bacteria” can automatically conjure up unpleasant images of illnesses and germs. But you probably know by now that a lot of bacteria are healthy.

In fact, there’s a good chance we have taken a probiotic at one time or another to encourage the growth of these healthy bacteria. That is because bacteria are essential for human functioning – they aid digestion, strengthen the immune system, and help maintain the health of our skin.

It is important to reduce the number of unwanted bacteria in favor of a balanced microbiota to maintain a healthy skin. Positive study results have confirmed: usage of cultured unwanted microbiom would give rise to a reduction of acneic and maldor.

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