When you think of the organs in our body, the first things that probably come to mind are the heart, kidneys and liver. But the microbiome? is that an organ However! Some scientists even refer to it as a super organ. a super organism. It is therefore an integral and important part of our body. There are many different microbiomes in our body - that of the gut, genitals, mouth, skin and many more. Here we want to take a closer look at a topic that probably concerns everyone - the topic of skin!
With a surface area of almost two square meters, the skin represents a huge ecosystem for microorganisms and is therefore the second largest contact surface of our body with the outside world (after our intestines). This is reason enough that we should pay special attention to it. Bacteria, archaea and viruses live on it - fungi and mites also cavort here. There are far more microorganisms on the skin of a single human being than there are people on earth, approximately 100 billion. Many people are already aware of the importance of our bacteria in the intestines – far fewer people are aware that there is also a lot of life on our skin. Here you can find out exactly how your skin is connected to your intestines and which tips and tricks you need to consider in order to glow from the inside out!
1. GET THAT BEAUTY SLEEP
Your body really needs beauty sleep. Because when we sleep, our body fights inflammation, begins cell repair and recovers from the many small damages that are often unnoticed inflicted on the skin during the day. In addition, the body produces growth hormones and collagen during sleep. These substances heal and rejuvenate the skin overnight and ensure regenerated, strengthened skin cells. Sleep is clearly a real glow booster, as it also lowers levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) in the body while increasing melanin production. Incidentally, melanin is an antioxidant that is able to combat fine lines and wrinkles!
We recommend between seven and nine hours of beauty sleep. And you should try to stick to them, too, because a good night's sleep not only gives you energy, but also brings a host of other beauty benefits. These include, for example, brighter, more alert eyes, clearer skin and an even, fresher and rosy complexion. Well then, off to the feathers!
Pro Tip: Getting enough sleep during the day is important, but hygiene in your bedroom is just as important for your skin. You should change your bedding every 2-3 weeks and wash it hot, because the body sheds more than a liter of moisture overnight and also loses saliva, skin's own oils and a lot of dead skin cells. Bacteria and dirt in your bed in particular can lead to breakouts - so make sure you change your bed linen regularly.
Trending Now: The latest hits on the beauty market are pillows made of silk, as the fine and soft fabric is gentle on your hair while you sleep, making it less likely to break. Coarser fabrics such as cotton remove moisture from the skin, while silk is gentle on the sensitive skin on the face. A pillow like this is definitely worth a try!
2. HYDRATION IS KEY
Actually, this point seems pretty self-evident, but many of us still underestimate the daily intake of sufficient water! Water is probably the most effective glow booster and has a whole list of positive effects on the body. H2O purifies the body and helps eliminate toxins that cause inflammation and impurities. Water helps carry nutrients and oxygen throughout the body to the skin's cells, making skin appear plumper, healthier and more radiant. In addition, sufficient water intake promotes blood circulation and thus ensures faster healing and at the same time an even complexion.
Water is - hard to believe - the key to the skin's ability to store moisture. And that's really important for the perfect glow, because hydrated cells mean more elasticity and fewer fine lines! In addition, enough liquid can also help dry, chapped skin to regain its real glow.
Pro Tip: If you're having a hard time staying hydrated, there are a few ways to help. An example of this is buying a large drinking bottle - these are now available everywhere. If you have a goal in mind, namely drinking the 2 (or more) liters in your bottle throughout the day, things will go much better. Since you have a much better view of how much you have already drunk. If you value aesthetics, you can also buy a stylish carafe and plan to empty it several times a day.
If the taste of water is too bland for you, you can easily spice it up with a few fresh berries, mint or lemon. If you need even more flavor, make some unsweetened tea and enjoy. And if you're still not drinking enough, we'll probably have to take a harder line - for example, set an alarm several times a day and remind yourself to drink. So drink up and glow!
3. EAT THE RAINBOW
It is well known that beauty comes from within. Everything we eat has a direct effect on our complexion and appearance. And to be honest, we all know that. Because everyone knows those little pimples that suddenly sprout when we have eaten very unhealthily again. But there's good news, because you can "snack" your way to glowing skin. A balanced diet is the key to healthy, balanced skin as it provides the body with all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals it needs to be soft, supple, clear and firm. For "Beauty from within" you should eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Not only do these foods taste great, they're also packed to the brim with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. And it is precisely these substances that help your body to fight damage caused by free radicals and thus prevent premature skin aging!
In this case, nutrition is not the only point you should consider, because all systems in our body work together and are in lively exchange with each other. If one system is doing badly, the others are usually also affected. The intestines and our skin are also in constant interaction. Due to increased stress, environmental influences and disturbed digestion, unhealthy bacteria multiply much more in our intestines. These unhealthy bacteria can cause systemic inflammation throughout the body—including on the skin. This means that if the intestine is diseased, our skin can also be affected. This is where the benefit of synbiotics for the skin comes into play – if health-promoting bacteria are ingested, the barrier function of the intestinal mucosa is restored and inflammation is prevented. This means that a healthy intestine also contributes to healthier and more even skin at the same time. For example, you can easily support your intestines with our Dailybacs, because they provide you with 60 billion useful helpers for your intestines every day. Happy well, happy you!
Pro Tip: Want your skin to look fresher and reduce signs of aging? Then foods with lots of healthy fats are right for you. Fish, avocados and sunflower seeds in particular can reduce wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. You can also support your glow from within with our Radiant Glow AddOns. These are the perfect combination of antioxidants, vitamins and superfoods to let your beauty shine - from the inside out!
4. KEEP IT CLEAN
Did you know that if you leave your make-up on your face overnight and don't cleanse yourself thoroughly, your skin ages much faster? This is because the skin is exposed to the pollutants contained in make-up for longer. The more pollutants touch your skin, the faster it ages. Another problem with under-cleansing is that the creams and lotions you use to care for your skin don't really get through to your skin unless it's properly cleansed. The dirt on your face then acts like a barrier, because make-up residues settle here and clog the pores. These are getting bigger and bigger through this process and let's be honest, nobody wants that!
Pro Tip: Of course you should make sure to keep your face clean, but to ensure that we have to take a step back. Because if your hands aren't clean, your face won't be either. It is well known that bacteria, oils and dirt lead to pimples and breakouts. Therefore, it is essential that we take care to keep our hands clean before touching our faces. Our hands can be real bacteria slingshots - and we definitely don't want these bacteria on our face. You should also clean your care utensils such as brushes and facial rollers regularly, because they too are a paradise for germs.
Oh, and one more thing - even if your hands are freshly washed and germ-free, one rule still applies: No matter how difficult it may be - leave the pimple alone!
5. SKINCARE ROUTINE
Don't worry, this isn't about a 35-minute, 10-step, complex beauty routine, because less is usually more. Skincare doesn't have to be complex, most dermatologists recommend thoroughly cleansing and moisturizing skin twice a day.
The skin should be freed from pore-clogging substances, dirt and oils and at the same time the skin should be moisturized with creams. To complement this routine, you can gently exfoliate once or twice a week to remove excess skin cells.
The regular care routine not only feels very good, starts a new day or ends it, but of course also has advantages for your glow. Moisturizing your skin with skin care products can keep your skin smooth, clean, and fresh.
Pro Tip: Warning - you can care for as much as you want and still not get the desired result, because the right care series for your skin type is key! It is best to get advice from your dermatologist or competent employees in drugstores. The microbiome on your skin is just as unique as your fingerprint and - just like your gut - needs to be in balance to work properly. If your skin microbiome is not intact, “bad bacteria on the skin will take over and lead to skin irritation and other problems. That's why there are now a lot of probiotic care products. You can find a very good example of this at NKM - Naturkosmetik München. Have a look! (If you want to learn more about probiotic skin care, then click here.)
Trending Now: A lot of beauty gurus are now saying that the order in which you apply your grooming products is even more important than the products you use. It also states that one should move from the most liquid to the thickest consistency of the products.
The Right Routine Step By Step:
- CLEANSER: It is best to start with a cleanser to cleanse your skin.
- TONER: This is followed by a toner - this has extra power and removes the last dirt from your skin.
- SERUM: Now comes a serum, the formulation is usually developed in such a way that the substances can penetrate deep into the skin.
- EYE CREAM: The skin around your eyes is extra thin and therefore needs an extra portion of care. In addition, eye cream can smooth out the fine lines around your eyes.
- MOISTURIZER: The same applies to skin care - hydration is key and that's exactly what your moisturizer is for.
Unfortunately, there is no way around this point. Because you should finish your morning routine with sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, which can promote skin cancer and premature skin aging. And it doesn't matter if it's raining, storming or snowing outside, because it's important (especially in the summer months, but actually always) to prevent UV damage. Of course, the best way to do that would be to avoid the sun, but that's probably not what most people want to do. It is therefore important to always apply sunscreen thoroughly.
Sadly, sunbathing, which most people love, is not necessarily good for the skin, because it encourages the development of wrinkles. In fact, it is now believed that around 90% of skin aging is caused by the sun. So that means for us - get to the sun protection!
Pro Tip: When shopping for sunscreen, make sure it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Unfortunately, the LSV advertised in most foundations is not enough to protect our skin adequately. Therefore, use sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 30 or more every day!
7. USE THE MAGIC OF MOVEMENT
A round of exercise is guaranteed to give you an instant glow. If you move, your oxygen is stimulated and your skin is supplied with a large amount of oxygen-rich blood. Sport is known to have a detoxifying effect on the body, as harmful substances are “sweated out”. Incidentally, exercise also has this effect on the skin, which leads to a radiant, pure complexion and, of course, an immediate glow.
Workouts help to stimulate your digestion and keep it in balance. They promote blood circulation and supply your skin with oxygen and nutrients.
Pro tip: Find an exercise that you really enjoy and do your best to tone your body for about move for half an hour. Then nothing stands in the way of the genuine "after-workout glow"!
8. GIVE YOUR SKIN A BREAK
Of course, make-up is great. It helps us to feel better, strengthens our self-confidence, conceals imperfections and lets us shine. The only problem here is that we unfortunately use make-up far too regularly and therefore too often these days. And that in turn leads to skin problems. But why is that exactly? Our skin needs to be able to breathe. Especially products such as concealer, concealer, powder and Co. can clog pores and cause pimples.
A little reminder: that's exactly why it's so important to really remove your make-up thoroughly every evening - yes, every evening.
Pro tip: To give the skin a chance to recover from all the hardships we put on it every day with our make-up, it's advisable to apply a to no makeup twice a week. This is the only way for the skin on your face to regenerate and normalize.
9. DON'T STRESS OUT
The skin is popularly known as “the mirror of the soul”. Other phrases such as "that gets under my skin" or "that doesn't itch me" also point to a connection between our appearance, more precisely our skin, and the psyche. So the skin, the body's largest organ, can express feelings - goosebumps, stress spots and so on. And that's exactly why you should make sure to balance your emotions and find ways to deal with a lot of stress, because stress is not only bad for your skin, but also known to be bad for the whole body.
Chronic stress can cause inflammation, digestive disorders and skin problems. Recent studies show that too much cortisol (a stress hormone) breaks down collagen and elastin. Two proteins that are responsible for keeping our skin plump, firm and elastic.
Pro Tips: Creativity is required here, because there are a lot of ways to reduce your stress level. Be it a long walk, a round of yoga, a workout, a phone call with your favorite person or a hot bath. It doesn't matter what it is, but do something good for yourself when you realize that everything is just getting too much for you. Because this has a positive effect on your skin and your whole body!
We hope this post has given you some useful tips to help you shine from within. If we still haven't been able to satisfy your thirst for knowledge, we have two more articles for you that will give you a deeper insight into the topic of skin and intestines. Have a look at these two posts:
- Healthy Guide 08 - balanced skin: intestinal and skin microbiome (with an exciting interview with Mareike from NKM about the right skin care)
- The skin microbiome - our hidden protective barrier. (here you can find out everything about your skin microbiome!)
If you want to give your skin an extra boost from the inside and at the same time strengthen your intestinal microbiome, our Dailybacs in combination with our Radiant Glow AddOn are just the thing for you! The synbiotic formula of Dailybacs strengthens your intestinal microbiome every day with 60 billion little helpers and thus ensures that your intestines are able to optimally absorb nutrients and vitamins. If you now add the Radiant Glow AddOns to your daily intake routine, you provide your body with a whole lot of vitamins, minerals and superfoods that make your skin glow and support the growth of your hair and nails from the inside.