By Ross Pelton, RPh, PhD, CCN
Winter months are especially hard on your skin because winter air is dryer, wind and central heating also add to the problem. People who live in geographical locations that traditionally have lower levels of humidity, such as the desert regions of the south and southwest can also suffer from overly dry skin.
Many skin care products can actually create more problems for the skin. For example, many cleansers remove the natural skin oils from your skin which can cause dry, irritated or sensitized skin. Some oil-based cleansers can appear to be removing makeup effectively, but leave a residue behind that clogs your pores. Also, certain ingredients in “nourishing” cleansers leave a film or seal on the skin which contributes to drying and interferes with the skin’s natural regeneration processes.
Your Skin’s Microbiome: Bacteria inhabit every square inch of your skin and consist of your skin’s microbiome. Just as the probiotic bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract regulate many aspects of your health, the friendly bacteria on your skin play a critical role in maintaining the health of your skin. One of the problems with many synthetic cleansers and moisturizers is that they contain chemicals that disrupt the skin’s delicate microbiome.
Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic skin care products contain all-natural ingredients; they contain no fragrances, stabilizers, deodorants, preservatives or artificial colors.
pH Balance for Healthy Skin: Proper acid/base balance is critical for healthy skin. Dr. Ohhira’s skin care products contain Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic extract with postbiotic metabolites such as short-chain fatty acids, organic acids, nucleic acids and fulvic acids, which to help support and maintain skin’s proper microbiome’s pH balance thus promote healthy, supple skin.
Dr. Ohhira’s Kampuku™ Beauty Bar for Face & Body is in a base consisting of fatty acid salts of coconut and palm oils. These natural ingredients function as mild detergents to cleanse the skin. The Kampuku Beauty Bar also contains some of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics, which contain short-chain fatty acids and various other weak organic acids. These mildly acidic postbiotic metabolites in Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics help to maintain an optimal acid/base balance in both the intestinal microbiome and on the skin microbiome. The primary attributes of Dr. Ohhira’s Kampuku Beauty Bar are:
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku™ Skin Lotion is in an equine oil base. Equine oil is a very unique substance when it comes to skin care products. Equine oil comes from pure, high-quality horse fat which consists of a fatty acid composition that is closest to human skin oil and allows your skin to easily absorb the all-natural ingredients in Magoroku Skin Lotion.
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Skin Lotion helps maintain the skin’s natural permeability and provides superior moisturizing effects for your skin. By moisturizing the skin and maintaining the skin’s optimal pH balance, Magoroku Skin Lotion enhances the integrity of collagen fibers and the skin’s elasticity. This results in skin that has a healthy, vibrant appearance. The primary attributes of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Skin Lotion are:
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Hadayubi™ Lavender Moisturizer is a facial moisturizer that promotes healthy skin by delivering Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics and postbiotic metabolites which promote an optimal acid/base balance and a healthy microbiome on the skin. Dr. Ohhira’s Hadayubi Lavender Moisturizer is also in an equine oil base which allows easy absorption of the all-natural ingredients. The primary attributes of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Hadayubi Lavender Moisturizer are: