Are You Too Clean?

Nikita Gupta
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Are You Too Clean?
Are You Too Clean?

08 Feb 2021: Are You Too Clean?

Hand sanitizer is now one of the most in-demand products on supermarket shelves. We're living the maxim Cleanliness is close to godliness. But does that maxim always ring true?

There is no doubt cleanliness is important, as is hygiene, but we now know that not all bacteria are bad. In fact, bacteria are essential and omnipresent. There is no getting rid of them.

Context: Bacteria and fungi combine to form skin microbiome

Somewhere between 300 to 500 different kinds of bacteria live inside our digestive system, 1.5 trillion live on our skin, and 700 inside our mouth. We carry more than 100 trillion bacteria on ourselves.

Paired with other organisms, like fungi which, are not all bad, they make up what's known as the skin microbiome, which plays an important role in our health.

Fact: Good bacteria can help cure inflammatory skin conditions like eczema

If we can reduce the problem-causing bacteria while increasing the good bacteria on our skin, we can find a cure for inflammatory skin conditions like eczema. Scientists see this as a possibility. Several studies have found connection between a skin microbiome imbalance and eczema flare-ups.

Details: Over-cleansing can eliminate good bacteria

Sufferers say there are triggers that worsen the skin reaction, which can be anything from sweat, to soaps, hot baths, and even showers. The relaxation techniques might do exactly the opposite for someone with eczema.

Many of the products aimed at keeping us clean eliminate both bacteria. Therefore, by over-cleansing, we are eliminating good bacteria which creates an environment for bad bacteria to thrive.

Introduction: Gladskin brings the products that might solve the problem

Acne and dry skin are also signs that the skin's microbiome is off-kilter. So is there a way to get to the root of the problem to restore balance over the long term?

Biotechnology-driven skincare brand Gladskin has developed a new category of eczema treatment. It has developed an OTC, non-steroidal eczema treatment designed to work with the nature of skin, bringing bacterial balance.

Fact: Gladskin Eczema Cream can restore skin health

Skyler Stein, President of Gladskin says, "Recent studies have proven that a skin microbiome imbalance is a driving trigger in eczema flare-ups. Gladskin Eczema Cream is the only product with endolysin technology that can directly target this specific type of imbalance to restore skin health."

Further findings: We may find more solutions in the future

Gladskin works by using Micreobalance™, a patented smart protein that self-adjusts to bring balance to the skin's microbiome.

Studies are beginning to link skin and gut health. We may find answers to more of our health woes hidden in microbiomes. The hard part is figuring out which bacteria does what in a cast of trillions. In the meantime, balance those biomes and stay healthy.

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