A single square centimeter of skin host approximately one billion microbes.

Every facet of our mind body health is interconnected.  Stress effects skin appearance.

Our skin naturally has a pH of 4 to 5.5, acidic, this creates comfort for beneficial bacteria but also an uncomfortable one for inhospitable or harmful ones.

Alkaline, toxic chemicals and products that remove 99.9% of germs disrupt the natural acid pH balance of the skin and disrupt the skin micro-biome.

Maintain healthy skin micro-biome: Use tepid water, too hot of water removes lipids and oils that keep your skin from drying out and also removes good bacteria.  Consider showering with a filter to remove chlorine, heavy metals and other contaminants.  Look at your skin care and body products, make sure they don’t contain harsh, synthetic chemicals that may disrupt your skin’s natural acid mantle.

Consider your cosmetics, if you wear makeup daily, the ingredients in your cosmetics are being absorbed all day long into your body.  Also buy makeup for the short term, and make sure you are throwing away old makeup.

Think about your clothing, look for natural fibers like organic cotton, hemp, linen, silk, wool, cashmere, etc.  Also, look at your laundry detergent and dryer sheet ingredients.