We’ve all heard about the benefits for your gut-health, but did you know prebiotics and probiotics, when used topically, are aimed at bettering your skin, and the trillions of microbes that live on it? Each unique skin issue is due to an imbalance of skin microbiome, that is specific to each one of us. Prebiotics and Probiotics working in tandem can adapt themselves to your skin's specific needs and concerns!
What is the skin microbiome?
Your skin acts as a protective barrier for your body, keeping away a host of organisms that can make us sick – and contrary to popular belief that its our skin cells doing the front-line protection, its actually the skin’s microbiome. The Microbiome are all of the billions of microorganisms that reside on the skin’s surface (mostly harmless bacteria to protect our skin - you can think of it as skin's immune system). An important thing to remember is that not all bacteria is bad! The good bacteria is working hard to keep the bad away, but if there is a shift in your skin (maybe hormones, weather, change of environment?) and for some reason you have an excess of bad bacteria, this is when skin conditions such as acne or inflammation like eczema can occur out of normal. The key is keeping a balance of the skin's microbiome for the most beautiful, problem-free and healthy skin!
What are some visual signs to look for with a balanced microbiome vs. unbalanced microbiome?
Skin with balance looks healthy, glowing and looks well hydrated and plump. An unbalanced microbiome can look dull, is sensitive or red, is reactive and lacking proper hydration.
How exactly do topical prebiotics and probiotics help?
Probiotics protect and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier – boosting it’s natural defense system against the bad bacteria
Prebiotics increase the action of the probiotics by feeding and delivering nutrients to the skin’s microorganisms – ultimately increasing the number of healthy bacteria to fight off the bad!
Cinq Mondes has developed an innovative Pre+Probiotic Hydration Serum to effectively balance skin's microbiome, and is ideal that all skin types, because every skin needs balance. The uniqueness of this product is that it does just that- it works to balance your unique skin. This water-gel-like serum will improve hydration by 47% after only 1 use and will notice immediately that your skin looks brighter, more hydrated and even. In addition, your moisturizer will work better because you skin is now properly balanced. For best results, use daily: cleanse, exfoliate (weekly), apply this Pre+Probiotic Hydration Serum, then apply your moisturizer.