The Skin Microbiome (also known as skin flora) – A Fragile Ecosystem Protected by Silver!

By: nimmaco November 02, 2020

The Skin Microbiome (also known as skin flora) – A Fragile Ecosystem Protected by Silver!

You will have read a lot of information about your gut microbiome which is the delicately balanced ecosystem of organisms which live in your digestive tract and are vital for overall good health and well-being.  There are also many articles and products to promote probiotics to ensure that your body has a good healthy diet and balance. But did you know that your skin has its own microbiome (also known as skin flora) that needs treating in the same delicate way, otherwise it can suffer from all matter of conditions from eczema to sensitivity and premature ageing?

This article will show you how the exceptional health-giving properties of our SILVER products can balance the health of your skin for optimum skin protection and promote exceptional overall health and well-being!

The latest research shows that many skincare products are actually stripping the protective layer from our skin, making it more fragile and less resilient to outside environmental aggressors such as frequent washing and soaps, UV, pollution and harsh ingredients.

Our skin’s protective barrier is made up of water and oil (lipids) that acts like the mortar between the bricks of a house.  When the lipid barrier is “stripped” away by beauty or hygiene products, the effect is that the skin may look brighter and feel softer, but it may also be more susceptible to damage.

Our skin acts as our own personal barrier, protecting us from foreign organisms and toxic substances.  The skin is a protective barrier, but it is also a carrier of bacteria and other organisms we come into contact with.  This is why we wash our hands before we eat!

It is very important to maintain the healthy bacteria on our skin.  When we put certain products, chemicals or preservatives on our skin, they actually harm the good bacteria that are fighting to protect us. This leaves our skin susceptible to dryness, damage, discolouration and overall ageing.

 

The microorganisms on the skin can be classified into 2 large groups:

  1. Resident microorganisms which are not harmful and have beneficial effects
  2. Undesirable microorganisms which can generate disorder and an infection on our skin

The key benefits of our SILVER products are in providing long-lasting effects in fighting against the ‘undesirable bacteria’ (through depot and time-release effects!) while at the same time protecting the balance of the Skin Microbiome which strengthens the resistance of the skin to disease and inflammation.

SKIN HEALING BENEFITS

If the skin’s microbiome is healthy, it wards off infection by overpowering pathogens and other harmful bacteria. It also keeps the skin hydrated, healthy and free of oxidative damage. When the microbiome is imbalanced however, the results can appear on the skin in the form of fine lines, acne, inflammation, and even infection. This condition is also referred to as 'skin dysbiosis'.

HOW DOES SILVER WORK?

Our skincare products which contain MicroSilver can assist in balancing the skin's microflora and help calm inflammation. Studies show that skincare products containing MicroSilver can help treat atopic dermatitis and psoriasis as well as maintaining good skin health. When used regularly, silver not only strengthens the skin's ability to resist the colonisation of pesky bacteria but also supports the regeneration of the skin. How amazing is that?! 

MicroSilver has a high antimicrobial effect and kills harmful germs and micro-organisms on the surface of the skin. 

  • It supports the skin’s natural healing process
  • Prevents dermatitis triggered by harmful micro-organisms
  • Calms stressed and irritated skin
  • Soothes itchiness and redness
  • Destroys odour causing bacteria
  • Strengthens and normalises the natural skin flora

MicroSilver also has a highly effective depot effect.  Silver ions are released throughout the WHOLE DAY and these ions kill illness causing bacteria on the skin.  With our skincare products, the skin flora regenerates and the skin stays healthy, day after day!

MicroSilver does not destroy the skin flora but prevents the development of unwanted microorganisms and thanks to its anti-inflammatory effects it helps to re-establish the optimal physiological balance of the skin microflora.

When used regularly MicroSilver strengthens the resistance of the skin to any colonisation of potentially disease-causing substances, and incidents of inflammation are lowered and controlled.

HAND WASHING & SKINCARE DURING COVID-19

It is acknowledged by leading dermatologists that skin care is paramount with all the current hand-washing and sanitising requirements due to COVID-19. 

Intact skin acts as a protective barrier. Frequent exposure to water and the use of oil-stripping soaps and drying alcohol found in hand sanitisers diminish the healthy fatty compounds in the top layer of the skin. The result is an impaired skin barrier.

Unfortunately, all this additional handwashing can result in dry skin, hand dermatitis, and rashes that can manifest as red, itchy, cracked, or sore skin. People who have a history of eczema or who are prone to dry skin may be even more likely to develop dry, chapped hands during this pandemic.

A key recommendation is to use a carefully selected moisturiser to protect the skin during frequent handwashing.  The Harvard Medical Health Blog mentions clearly: “Don’t just wash your hands to prevent coronavirus.  Moisturise them, too!”

THE CHALLENGE - WHAT SKINCARE PRODUCTS IDEALLY PROTECT THE SKIN MICROBIOME AND PROVIDE THE BEST ALL-ROUND SKIN PROTECTION 

“Your Mission, Should you choose to accept it!?”  … is to define the key features and benefits of the IDEAL skincare products which you would wish to have in your go-anywhere bag to ensure that you have optimum skincare, hygiene and the confidence that your skin is fully protected at all times!

Our Team at SugaringCane UK & Ireland are key advocates of the health-giving properties of Silver and MicroSilver as used in our Silver Spray and Silver Lotion skincare ranges.

Our products are not only ideal for use with Sugaring Hair removal, but it has been shown that the use of MicroSilver is totally suited also for daily cosmetic and topical applications.  It is the tiny, sub-microscopic silver ions which give silver its infection-fighting properties to fight against bacteria to help calm hypersensitive, irritated, and inflamed skin in addition to supporting the skin’s natural healing process and microbiome.  When used regularly, our Silver Spray and Silver Lotion products will not only strengthen the skin’s ability to resist the growth of bad bacteria, but also moisturise and support the regeneration of skin. Your skin will stay cleaner, healthier and protected for longer – naturally!

Our Silver Products can support the regeneration and protection of skin conditions, and extensive research has proven that silver has antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Because of its strong antibacterial properties, silver will not only improve the appearance of your skin, but it is also very gentle when used over extended periods of time.

Order Now to receive our EXCELLENT SILVER SKIN CARE PRODUCTS which can be used regularly as part of your daily skincare routine and in promoting exceptional health and well-being: 

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References: 

What do you need to know about your skin microbiome?  Vogue Online, June 2019

Beauty brains.  The Telegraph Magazine, Oct 2020.

Microsilver BG.  Silver microparticles - Purifying dermo-cosmetic care.

Harvard Health Blog.  Scrubbing your hands dry? Soaps, moisturizers, and tips to help keep skin healthy.