Microbiome Skincare is a skin care product line designed especially to maintains a healthy skin microbiome.
The skin microbiome is a natural ecosystem of bacteria that live on the skin and guards it against harmful pathogens. A well functioning skin microbiome is essential for a healthy immune system.
Microbiome skincare consists of the following processes:
- removing bacteria
- feeding good bacteria - prebiotic
- adding good bacteria - probiotic
- adding by products of bacteria - postbiotic.
Similarly, to other parts of our body like our gut, the skin has its own unique combination of bacteria, fungi which create its own unique microbiota (the microorganisms of a particular site, habitat, or geological period).
Our gut microbiome has a major effect on our overall wellness, health and our immune system with fights bacteria, viruses and infections. A healthy microbiome supports our daily body functions, like sleep, digestion, brain function, mood, bones, skin, hair and many other important parts of our bodies.
Likewise, maintaining a healthy skin microbiome is crucial for having clear, healthy, hydrated and radiant looking skin. We do that by managing the good and bad bacteria that creates that skin microbiome.
Discover Prebiotics, Probiotics and Postbiotics in Microbiome Skincare
- Prebiotics are special plant fibers that help maintain healthy bacteria in your digestive system. Prebiotics are the food for your good gut bacteria. They are the carbs that are not digestible through your body and instead they stay in your lower digestive tract and help good bacteria grow.
You will find prebiotics in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Some of the best probiotics are found in fruit such as apples, bananas, berries and tomatoes, and in vegetables such as asparagus, artichoke, barley, chicory, cocoa, dandelion greens, flaxseed, garlic, konjac root, leeks, oats, onions, peas and beans, wheat, soybean, yacon root and other green vegetables.
Prebiotics play a very important role in maintaining the health the digestive system and have numerous benefits: calcium absorption, regulate the rate at which foods cause spikes in blood sugar, ferment foods to help digestion and keep the cells that line the gut healthy. Prebiotics play an important role in skincare because they balance the good and bad bad bacteria on your skin.
- Probiotics are living microorganisms that can provide health benefits to the digestive and immune systems. These microorganisms produce substances that help stabilize and heal the body when its systems are disturbed. They help your body digest food, keep bad bacteria from making you sick, help support your lining of your gut so that the bad things you may consume does not leak into your blood stream, they create vitamins and also breakdown and absorb medications.
The most common probiotics include the lactic acid bacteria that can be found in yogurt, cheese and pickles. Probiotics healing properties help manage the micribiome skin care and their benefits help reduce eczema, acne, dry skin and even wrinkles and skin cancer risk.
- Postbiotics are part of your body's microbiome, and they are made when the good bacteria in your gut, known as probiotics breakdown the fibers or prebiotics. They are produced because of a fermentation process by the probiotics. Postbiotics support your immune system, reduce symptoms associated with diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome and even allergies. Postbiotics are produced by probiotics.
Foods such as buttermilk, sourdough bread, cottage cheese, sourcrout, miso soup, apples, kombucha, kimchi and kefir are considered probiotics. Postbiotics are important in skincare and they can greatly improve skin health including reducing inflammation, redness and balancing pH of the skin, improving the skin microbiome.
Kaibae - Best Beauty brand for Microbiome Skincare
Kaibae, a fair trade beauty company was created by a naturopathic doctor and a botanist-humanitarian, and their driving desire to make the world a better place in a country of Northern Ghana. They discovered the potential of wild plants once considered Lost Crops™ to promote health, beauty, community and the environment. The Baobab (bao-bab) tree, known as "the Tree of Life", grows wild throughout the African Savanna including Northern Ghana and it possesses many healing qualities for our bodies. Furthermore, Kaibae was created in a land of very limited economic growth opportunities and gave jobs to many people who have been living in poverty and economic hardship.
Kaibae products support regenerative agricultural principles that are not only sustainable - meaning they are good stewards of the natural systems and resources that their community partners rely on - but they are taking it one step further by ensuring that their practices are actually preserving local biodiversity, strengthening ecosystem services, empowering communities and increasing resilience to climate change.