strip away the bacteria that keep us free from acne and eczema, expert claims!
Most of us wouldn't dream of going a day without
showering with soap. But being too clean could actually be harming our health,
one US doctor claims. Washing with soap every day could affect our immunity, says
Dr Robyn Chutkan, of the Digestive Center for Women.
Dr Chutkan, who is author of The Microbiome
Solution, says ‘it strips our skin of the bacteria that keeps us free from
conditions like acne and eczema. The human body has trillions of bacteria on
its skin, and in the gut, known as the Microbiome, whose delicate balance
affect our health. Regular contact with grime, rather than being harmful,
teaches these communities of bacteria how to tell the difference between
friendly germs and harmful pathogens.’
best wash that is recommended by SkinMed for Acne is
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Cleansing Gel contains two special ingredients: MSM and Triethyl Citrate. MSM has calming and soothing properties
like retinol) changes the skin conditions to help normalize skin thickening by
slowing down excessive production of new skin cells and help reduce the
deposition of soft keratin in the surface layer of the skin which also causes
increased skin thickening and congestion.
Cleansing Gel has a gentle cleansing action and tones the skin for
Aknicare® Lotion and Cream using a form of silicone (which does not make
inflamed skin more sensitive). The cleansing action is very thorough but gentle
and can be used without water. Use Aknicare®
Gentle Cleansing Gel on younger and more
delicate skins in the comedic (pimple) phase.
be used for those who do require an exfoliating wash but younger skin types and
delicate skins don’t normally need exfoliation and should use Aknicare® Gentle
Cleansing Gel. Aknicare®
traditional cleanser made up by a blend of surface-acting detergents and
‘Most anti-bacterial soaps are filled with
harsh chemicals that upset the balance of bacteria on the skin, and washing
with anything other than water is largely unnecessary, as the only places that
need daily soaping are the armpits and the groin.The rest of the body can
simply be rinsed – even after a sweaty workout’ she said. ‘Dirt doesn’t cause
disease—but repeatedly killing off the good bacteria on our skin may actually
harm our immunity. During cold and flu season, people should be more cautious,
washing their hands regularly with soap and warm water for at least 20
seconds’ she added. ‘Washing in this way dislodges viruses and bacteria. Hand sanitisers
are also unnecessary, unless you’ve been hanging out in an Ebola ward, the vast
majority of microbes on your skin and hands are not virulent germs that cause
serious infection; they’re harmless bacteria that won’t hurt you.’
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