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The skin microbiome and skincare hope or hype? with Elie Knaizeh, microbiologist

Let's Gut Real - Easy to Digest Nutrition Science

Science & Medicine

Did you know? Your skin has its own microbiome that influences this important organs overall health. While less populous than the gut, the skin microbiota plays an important role in our health. This week we talk about what we currently know about the skin microbiome, the gut-skin axis, and future research with microbiologist Elie Knaizeh. Elie Knaizeh is a microbiologist with a speciality in antimicrobial resistance who became skincare obsessed. He decided to use his training in scientific investigation to explain the science behind skincare and the skin, in a fun and approachable manner on his Instagram @skinsciencezaddy. His goal is to empower people to make informed decisions about their skin health. In this episode we discuss: How a microbiologist became interested in skin health What is the skin microbiome? How does the skin microbiome influence our skin health Probiotics, prebiotics & postbiotics in skin care   Variance in the regions of our skin (interpersonal and intrapersonal differences) Skin care products catered to taking care of our skin microbes – helpful or hype? What is the gut-skin axis? Internal probiotics and skin health His #1 tip for taking care of the skin You can follow Elie @skinsciencezaddy on Instagram!


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