Good Bacteria for Healthy Skin: Nurture Your Skin Microbiome with Pre- and Probiotics for Clear and Luminous Skin

Good Bacteria for Healthy Skin: Nurture Your Skin Microbiome with Pre- and Probiotics for Clear and Luminous Skin

by Paula Simpson
Good Bacteria for Healthy Skin: Nurture Your Skin Microbiome with Pre- and Probiotics for Clear and Luminous Skin

Good Bacteria for Healthy Skin: Nurture Your Skin Microbiome with Pre- and Probiotics for Clear and Luminous Skin

by Paula Simpson


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Nourish Your Skin’s Ecosystem for A Healthy Glow

You probably know all about your gut microbiome. But what about the microbiome on your body’s biggest organ? Studies show that a diverse and thriving ecosystem of bacteria and other microbes on your skin affects a wide array of health issues. Your body’s flora is the first line of defense against infection and impacts many skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and acne. It protects your skin from harmful invaders and strengthens its moisture barrier. So how can you take care of the good bacteria that maintains balanced, healthy skin?

Written by a skin microbiome expert, Good Bacteria for Healthy Skin is a friendly, comprehensive, science-backed exploration of what this complex system is, what it does, and how to nourish it. You’ll learn about how your lifestyle affects your skin microbiome, how microbiome imbalances impact skin conditions, and the benefits of probiotics and prebiotics. You’ll also discover a skin detox plan and a beauty wellness regimen to keep your good bacteria happy and your skin looking healthy, youthful, and fresh!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612439303
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 08/20/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,097,350
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Paula Simpson is a holistic beauty expert who has integrated her expertise in biochemistry, nutrition, natural health and beauty to drive innovation within the medical, wellness and personal care sectors. With global recognition as a formulation expert for nutrition-based skincare (nutricosmetics,) Paula has dedicated her time in innovating and educating both the medical aesthetic and personal care industries on the importance of nutrition to promote healthy skin and natural beauty. Formally recognized as a leading innovator in natural beauty, she has combined her scientific and holistic background to create some of the most successful nutricosmetic and beauty wellness brands available today. At the forefront of science and clinical research in the area of skin nutrition, she is a regularly sought-after expert and has contributed her time to programs including E! News, Entertainment Tonight, MSNBC, Good Morning America, KTLA, ABC and Fox News and publications with Allure, Alternative Medicine, Huffington Post, InStyle, Mindbodygreen, New Beauty Magazine, PopSugar, Readers Digest, Refinery 29, Rodale Organic Life and more.

Read an Excerpt

Discover one of the most surprising secrets to keeping skin healthy, radiant, and clear—the body's bacterial microbiome. Most of us spend years trying to get rid of nasty bacteria with cleansers, masks, and medicines, but it turns out our skin has a finely balanced microbiome that is crucial to maintaining good skin.

Written by holistic expert Paula Simpson, Good Bacteria for Healthy Skin teaches readers how lifestyle affects the skin microbiome, how microbiome imbalances impact skin conditions, and the benefits of probiotics and prebiotics. Simpson's expertise is perfect for those looking to discover professional secrets and the science behind achieving and maintaining perfect skin.

—ASCP Skin Deep Magazine

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Living in Symbiosis 2

Advancing Science 2

Chapter 1 The Gut-Brain-Skin Axis 5

Your Gut and Skin 8

Your Brain and Skin 9

Quick Nutrition Tips to Combat Stress (and Save Your Skin) 13

Chapter 2 The Skin Microbiome-the Missing Link for Healthy Skin? 19

Structure, Function and Importance of the Skin Microbiome 21

Skin Structure 23

What Constitutes a Healthy Skin Microbiota? 25

The Key Players 27

Avoiding Dysbiosis 29

Chapter 3 Lifestyle and the Skin Microbiome 34

We All Emit a "Biome Cloud" 35

The Stratum Corneum and Skin Microbiome Working Together 36

Environmental Factors Affecting the Skin Microbiome 38

Challenging the "Hygiene Hypothesis" 41

Topicals and Cosmetics 45

Diet 47

Chapter 4 Skin Conditions Associated with the Skin Microbiome 49

Introduction to Probiotics and Prebiotics 50

Microbes, Pre- and Probiotics, and Chronic Skin Conditions 53

Chapter 5 What You Should Know about Pre- and Probiotics 64

Common Probiotics 65

Probiotics-How They Work and What to Look for on a Label 69

Prebiotics 75

Chapter 6 Microbe-Friendly Nutrition 85

How Good Nutrition Promotes Healthy Skin 86

You Are What You Consume, Metabolize and Flourish 87

Beautify Your Skin Biome with Microbe-Friendly Nutrition 88

Microbe-Friendly Nutrition-Dietary Considerations 89

The Macronutrients 91

Flourish with Fermented Foods 96

Pre- and Probiotic Supplements 103

Chapter 7 Microbe-Friendly Skincare 107

Natural Elements for the Skin Microbiome 110

Nourishing Mask with Probiotics and Honey 113

What to Look for in Probiotic Skincare 115

Beautifying Your Biome from the Outside 119

Chapter 8 Putting It Together: The Beauty Biome Lifestyle 122

Beautify Your Skin Biome-The Plan 124

Biome Beauty Nutrition Essentials 125

Restock Your Kitchen 127

Start Your Day Biome-Friendly and Beauty-Infused 128

Biome Beauty Meals 130

Juices, Broths and Teas 132

Biome Beauty Skincare Plan 133

Soothing and Moisturizing Probiotic Mask 134

Chapter 9 Biome Beauty Dietary Recipes 140

Quinoa with Red Peppers 141

Baked Salmon with Pesto 142

"Get Your Greens" Salad with Beets and Avocado-Miso Dressing 143

Savory Roasted Chickpeas 144

Kimchi Omelet Anytime of the Day 145

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing 145

Grilled Salmon and Vegetables 146

Bone Broth 147

Biome-Purifying Tonic 148

Biome-Purifying and Detox Broth 149

Fresh Juices 150

Luminous Skin and Antioxidant Smoothie 150

Clarifying Smoothie 151

Fortifying Skin, Hair and Nails Smoothie 152

"Glo" and Go Smoothie 152

Conclusion 154

Notes 156

Index 175

Acknowledgments 182

About the Author 184

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"We are currently living through an exciting new scientific era that focuses on the microbiome. While voluminous research has been done on the gut microbiome, Paula Simpson has pulled back the curtains to reveal the secret life of our skin microbiome.

In her book Paula reveals many astonishing facts about the microbial terrain of our body’s largest organ and how it affects everything from acne, hydration, skin barrier function, immune function and more. The book also highlights the crosstalk between the gut microbiome and the skin microbiome- truly our bodies are holistic and we can no longer think about certain parts as separate. Paula recommends an integrative approach to keeping our skin biome healthy and provides the steps and delicious and healthy recipes necessary to guide us along the way.

I highly recommend this ground breaking book if you are interested in learning in depth about your skin’s biome and having the healthiest skin of your life!"—Dr. Anne Marie Fine, N.M.D. Bestselling Author of Cracking the Beauty Code: How to program your DNA for health, vitality, and younger-looking skin

“Probiotics can be confusing. Paula Simpson presents the subject in an easy-to-understand way that finally makes sense!”—Liz Ritter, Executive Editor, New Beauty Magazine

"Microbiome, probiotics and prebiotics seem to be pretty buzzy words these days. Finally an easy to read book that breaks it all down! Paula’s book is written so engagingly that you don’t need an advanced degree in biochemistry to enjoy it.

Finally, I understand the difference between pre-biotics and pro-biotics and why each is so important to healthy, glowing skin. I’ve long been a fan of the big-picture when it comes to skin health and while microbiome, pro and pre-biotics may be having a real moment, I think that this isn’t a trend. It’s just good information that’s easy to implement. I especially enjoyed the chapters on nutrition because I’m also a firm believer that a healthy gut = healthy skin. Bonus: skin-friendly and microbiome-friendly recipes included!"—Kari Gran, Co-Founder of Kari Gran® Skin Care

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