Your Skin Microbiome Can Fight Acne
by Natalise Kalea Robinson
Your skin is home to a complex and diverse community of microorganisms, known as the skin microbiome. This microbiome plays a vital role in keeping your skin healthy and free from disease. In this article, we'll explore how the skin microbiome helps to fight acne and inflammation.
The skin microbiome is made up of a variety of different microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. These microorganisms work together to protect the skin from harmful invaders, like bad bacteria and pathogenic viruses. They also help to keep the skin hydrated and free from inflammation.
The skin microbiome plays a large role in the development of acne. Acne is a common skin condition that is characterized by the presence of blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples.
- Whiteheads: Whiteheads are small, round bumps that appear on the skin. They are filled with sebum, a type of oil produced by the sebaceous glands. Whiteheads are often considered to be a mild form of acne.
- Blackheads: Blackheads are small, black bumps that appear on the skin. They are also filled with sebum. Blackheads are considered to be a mild form of acne.
- Pimples: Pimples are large, red, and inflamed bumps that appear on the skin. They are filled with pus and can be very painful. Pimples are considered to be a moderate to severe form of acne.
The exact cause of acne is unknown, but it is thought to be correlated with hormones, diet, certain types of product use, and the environment. Of course, your genetics can predispose you to being more sensitive to these factors above and, therefore, more acne-prone.
Regardless of the factors that cause acne, having a healthy and balanced skin microbiome can help keep the pathogenic microbes in check. At Parallel, we are developing precision microbiome products that target bad bacteria and support good bacteria growth, specifically for your skin microbiome type. Amongst our key ingredients are our proprietary phage cocktails that target specific strains of issue-causing strains of C. acnes and S. aureus bacteria, which are commonly correlated with acne and eczema, respectively. When we knock out the harmful bacteria, we can decrease inflammation, allowing your skin microbiome to get back into balance, naturally.
Through Parallel’s cutting-edge research, we’ve discovered that the skin microbiome plays a key role in skin health and aging. Empowered with this knowledge, we are passionate about helping you optimize your skin microbiome and achieve your highest skin goals. Ultimately, we want to support you in becoming your best, most confident self.
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