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The link between your skin’s microbiome and dry skin

Dry skin has been a hot topic in the skin care universe for many years, but did you know it’s actually linked to your skin’s microbiome? If you’re wondering what the skin microbiome is, you’re not alone – read on to find out more about the relationship between your skin’s microbiome and skin health.

So, what is the skin microbiome?
Just like your gut, your skin is home to a community of billions of friendly living microorganisms, also known as skin flora. This community is your skin microbiome. Think of it as your skin’s living protective layer that works in harmony with your skin to help keep it in tip-top condition.

Why is the skin microbiome important?
Your skin’s microbiome and skin health are very closely linked. As your skin’s living protective layer, the microbiome works hard every day to help produce nutrients and essential lipids, and make important contributions to your skin’s natural barrier.

What does the skin microbiome have to do with dry skin?
From a drop in temperature to stress and lifestyle changes, there are a lot of factors that can dry out your skin, so it can be hard to determine the exact cause. However, there’s one thing we know for sure: moisturized skin typically has a more resilient microbiome than dry skin that isn’t frequently moisturized. Make sure you choose nourishing products, like Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash which nourishes even the driest skin in just one shower.

What can I do to support my skin’s microbiome?
To support your skin’s microbiome, it’s key for you to keep your dry skin thoroughly moisturized. Choose a gentle body wash for the shower that nourishes your skin and its microbiome. All our body washes are gentle and are made with Microbiome Nutrient Serum – a blend of prebiotics that helps strengthen your skin’s natural barrier.

Tell me more about the Dove Microbiome Nutrient Serum
Our Microbiome Nutrient Serum is a blend of ingredients known to have a prebiotic effect on your skin. Prebiotic ingredients help the “good bacteria” in your skin microbiome to grow and support natural skin functions.

Which body wash would you recommend?
We know that everyone’s needs are unique, so you can choose a moisturizing body wash tailored for your skin. If you have dry, mildly sensitive skin, discover our Soothing Care Body Wash – it has an indulgent calendula oil scent. Or, if you want a deeply nourishing cleanse for dry skin, try Dove Dryness Relief Body Wash infused with jojoba oil.

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