Good bacteria in the skin and digestive tract are connected.
Skin contains good bacteria (approx. 1000 different types) also known as micro flora and for them to flourish they need a slightly acidic environment. Our skin is naturally acidic at a pH of 4 – 4.5. This also allows for proper balance of nutrients, less fine lines and wrinkles, supports hydration and reduces the risk of sun damage.
Reduction of the level of the skin’s pH by using the incorrect type of cleanser causes inflammation, the growth of non-beneficial bacteria and accelerated skin aging. Our gut flora in the digestive tract, if imbalanced also has an effect on the acidity of our skin. If the skin reaches a pH of 6 – 6.5 because of the imbalance in the gut it creates a perfect environment for the acnes bacteria to flourish on the skin and cause breakouts.
Elixir Skin Fitness creates a holistic approach to skin health to help clients have the understanding how to stay looking and feeling younger for longer.