How does the Aveeno Daily Moisturising Range help your skin microbiome?


Your skin is the largest and one of the most important organs in your body, but due to its exposure to the elements, it deals with a lot of damage!
The way your skin keeps itself healthy and strong is by working with the diverse range of microorganisms that live below its surface, and all together, these microorganisms make up your skin’s microbiome.
So, what exactly is your skin microbiome and how can the Aveeno Daily Moisturising range maintain the balance of your microbiome to keep your skin looking radiant and resilient? Keep reading to get to know the skin you’re in.

What is the skin microbiome?

Your skin’s microbiome is the collective name for lots of different tiny microorganisms that live on and beneath your skin’s surface. In fact, there are many types, including bacteria, fungi, mites and viruses.
You may be thinking that these unpleasant-sounding microorganisms that are living on your skin are abnormal and potentially harmful - scientists once did, too.
However, it’s now understood that maintaining the right balance of these microorganisms is massively beneficial to obtaining healthy skin.
For example, if our skin has too many of these microscopic molecules that are allowed to multiply, it can result in a skin infection. However, when we care for our skin, the microbiome protects the skin from disease and supports a healthy immune system.
Just like our DNA, we all have a slightly contrasting microbiome; there isn’t one correct or healthy make-up to have. The microbiome on your head will even be different to the microbiome all the way down to your toes!


Is your skin condition caused by an unbalanced microbiome?

A strong, balanced microbiome is beneficial to the health and vitality of your skin, while an imbalanced microbiome may cause irritation and dryness which is linked to the development of skin conditions.
Your skin acts as a natural barrier between your body and the environment, preventing any nasty, infection-causing microbes from getting into your body. When this microbiome balance is shifted, you’re at an increased risk of developing a skin condition because your skin barrier is compromised and unequipped to fight off harmful bacteria.
An imbalanced microbiome has been linked to skin conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis and dandruff.


How does Aveeno help your microbiome?

Aveeno combines science and nature to bring you a skincare range that’s both gentle and highly effective against a number of skin concerns.
They’ve formulated a Prebiotic Triple Oat Complex that’s focused on moisturising to relieve and hydrate dry, irritated skin.
This Prebiotic Triple Oat Complex contains oat flour, oat extract and oat oil to balance the skin’s microbiome, leaving skin looking resilient and radiant from as soon as day one.
The power of oats work together to soothe the skin, hydrate the skin by preventing water loss, support and balance the growth of microorganisms that are found in your skin’s microbiome, and ensure that your skin’s barrier is protected and functioning as it should.
Aveeno skincare products are infused with prebiotics and they’re hugely beneficial to achieving healthy skin. They look after the existing bacteria on your skin and encourage the survival of the current probiotic microorganisms that are in your microbiome.
By maintaining a balanced microbiome with Aveeno skincare, they protect the skin barrier for healthier-looking skin.


What can you do to protect your microbiome? 

There are plenty of things you can do that will protect your skin microbiome, like finding your cleansing balance. It’s important that you don’t over-clean or under-clean because both can be equally harmful to your skin’s microbiome.
Using hand sanitisers and soaps with an alkaline pH can also be damaging to your skin’s microbiome. However, in the current climate, we understand that washing your hands and using hand sanitiser is unavoidable - in fact, we encourage it! 
Practising good hand hygiene is vital to stop the spread of harmful viruses. So, be sure to apply Aveeno Daily Moisturising Hand Cream after each wash to hydrate, replenish and restore your skin’s barrier. 
If you’re looking for a gentle, moisturising body wash that will clean your skin without stripping it of essential, natural oils or interfering with your skin’s microbiome, Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Wash is the perfect addition to your routine. 
If you suffer from very dry skin, try Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Cleansing Oil which is infused with softening oils to protect your skin against the drying effect of water.
Keeping your skin hydrated is key to your microbiome staying healthy - and your skin feeling soft, supple and glowing!
We’d also recommend Aveeno’s unscented, kind-to-skin Daily Moisturising Lotion which is formulated with a Prebiotic Triple Oat Complex to not only keep dry, sensitive skin hydrated, resilient and radiant, but to keep the skin’s microbiome in perfect balance.

We hope this guide has taught you the importance of looking after your skin’s microbiome and the benefits of using the Aveeno Daily Moisturising range to keep your skin hydrated, resilient, and most importantly - balanced.
Don’t wait - shop the Aveeno range today to get softer, stronger skin tomorrow.

Alexandra Moses - Medical Content Writer
James O'Loan - CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist
James O'Loan , CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist on 11 February 2022
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