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Microbiome of the skin is the guard of the body

Skin microbiome is all the living micro-organisms on human skin, that has an important role in the development of the immune system and protecting the body. It is important to use skin cleansers that do not wash it all off, but will gently maintain the balance.

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  • Microbes live on human skin and mucosa and they have an important role in the development of the immune system. 
  • The consistency of microbes varies between individuals and it's affected by multiple individual factors. Diverse microbe growth enhances healthiness.  
  • Normal growth of microbes prevents reproduction of pathogens on skin.
  • On symptomatic skin the levels of microbes are out of balance, one of the microbes has increased and causes pathogens on skin.
  • Choosing the right kind of skin cleansing is vital; do not use products that are over washing the skin to avoid the disturbance of microbes level.

Definition of microbiome

The microbiome is the community of microorganisms (such as fungi, bacteria and viruses) that exists in a particular environment. In humans, the term is often used to describe the microorganisms that live in or on a particular part of the body, such as the skin or gastrointestinal tract.

Bacteria which is part of our natural body microbiome, help in digestion, regulates immune system, protects from harmful bacteria and produces vitamins. Microbiome is essential for human development, immunity system and nutrition. Skin microbiome is all the micro-organisms on the skin. Shortly, skin microbiome is a living organism layer that protects the skin.

Microbiome can get disturbed

Everyones skin has a unique set of microbes, that can help to protect skin from infections. Once the skin microbiome gets disturbed, it can cause skin inflammation, irritation, itching or rash. Research has shown certain microbes to be related to infections or skin diseases, like eczema, acne and tallow. In other words, if the skin microbiome gets disturbed, the bad bacteria can increase and skin can get infected.

Impoverishment of diversity of microbiome on skin can dispose for illnesses. The connection to nature is essential during the first years of children, during which time the immune system is developing fastest. Research has shown that natural environment with large number of different microbes will effect positively to both colonial microbiome and building the immunity tolerance protecting from allergies.

Different areas on the skin has different microbiome. On oily areas like forehead, the living organisms are not the same as on areas like elbow bend. Hair follicles are an example for good habitat for fungus and bacteria.

Taking care of microbiome

Skin microbiome should be carefully taken care of. In a key position is right kind of skin cleansing product, that does not wash too hard. Cleansing products should have neutral pH, not to disturb the natural balance. Also excessive exfoliation can disturb the skin microbiome.

Selection of Luonkos products include versatile and quaranteed inactivated microbe extract, directly from nature. It reflects the rich microbial community found in forest, that stimulates skins microbiome.

Patented Re-Connecting Nature® -extract is considered active ingredient is cosmetics. It has unique restorative properties from Finnish forest and nature, it can help restoring the natural balance of skin microbiome. Daily use stimulates resistance and maintains its functionality. This is actively enhancing the skin integrity to defend and renew faster. In addition it decreases redness and irritation on the skin.

Our skin is our largest organ, lets take care of it!

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