image-microbiome.jpgThe cutaneous microbiome is both the ecosystem and the millions of micro-organisms that populate the surface of our skin. The richer it is, the more it is preserved. Its biodiversity is a sign of good health.

Traditionally called "skin flora", the microbiome helps our skin carry out its main function: to serve as a protective physical barrier. When an imbalance occurs in this bacterial ecosystem, our skin becomes fragile and problems start to manifest.

Today, half of the world's population lives in cities. In parallel with this urban migration, doctors have observed an explosion of inflammatory diseases such as allergies, eczema, atopic dermatitis or autoimmune diseases.

By moving away from nature, we have impoverished the bacterial populations that live on our skin and help us defend against diseases and external aggression. If we add the intensive use of antibacterial products, overly powerful detergents, the repeated use of cosmetics and ordinary soaps at high pH (acidity) with aggressive chemical agents, we weaken our cutaneous microbiome daily.

It's time to change our habits!  By using natural cosmetics respectful of our microbiome, changing our skincare routines, and living closer to nature, we can find a harmonious symbiosis with all the micro-organisms that surround us.