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THE SKIN HAS A MICROBIOME TOO!

APARRNA GUPTA Aparrna is a senior beauty editor with 15+ yrs of experience in the beauty and wellness industry. Her articles have been featured in Vogue India, Harper’s Bazaar India, Good Housekeeping, Femina, Lifestyle Asia and L'Officiel India. (Originally appeared in Lifestyle Asia) Do you wonder why your skin refuses to brighten and clear up despite you diligently following the CTM routine? Why it’s still too greasy or too dry despite you regularly applying a serum and mask? The answer lies in bacteria. We are preconditioned to believe that bacteria is a bad word, and so we are on a perpetual quest to keep our spaces, bodies, and skin free of it. However, modern research is pointing to what was...

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Why you should start caring about the microbiome?

How to improve gut and skin microbiome the natural way You would have heard about gut microbiome. But there is a skin microbiome that you need to really start caring about. Although the gut health, rightly known as the ‘second brain’, has been a buzz word for some time now, the concept of skin microbiome is seeping into the collective consciousness of the beauty industry only now. While we understand the importance of prebiotics and probiotics that help our microbiome (eg: lactic acid bacteria in curd), did you know that our skin too needs a balance of microbiome to maintain its health? It is even more important now given the lifestyle we all follow, the rhetoric on preservatives and other...

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