Why do I need bacteria?
Your skin’s main job is to serve as a barrier to things that could harm your body, like parasites or viruses. Because it’s your body’s first line of defense, your skin is always interacting with your outside environment and picking up a lot of different microorganisms. Most of these little guys are there just to help you out, but as we’ve gotten used to using antibacterial soap, antibiotics, and harsh surfactants, the microbiomes on our skin have become more damaged. Not overdoing it and restoring bacteria to your skin can help rebalance your microbiome and reduce skin problems.
What does good bacteria do?
Just like we need a balance of good bacteria internally to maintain digestive health, the same is true for the ecosystem of our skin. Our entire body is one diverse ecosystem, constantly interacting and changing. Research is showing that “bad” bacteria typically only become bad if they are not kept in check by other microorganisms. This is where “good” bacteria come in. They play various roles, but mainly they help keep the peace.
In the case of your skin, many women notice changes over the course of their pregnancy. While some get the “pregnancy glow”, others might instead develop skin issues like oiliness, dryness, blotchiness, irritation, new sensitivities. Several of these can be linked to changes in the skin’s pH caused by your pregnancy hormones.
How does it do that?
AOB consumes the ammonia in sweat. High levels of ammonia equals high pH. Not only will AOB remove that ammonia, it can also produce beneficial byproducts that the skin can use.
It’s pretty clear that mother nature intended our skin to contain AOB, but modern hygiene has removed it. Getting it back can have a big impact on the health of your skin.
For a simple way to restore balance, consider trying the AO Mist from Mother Dirt. It’s a refreshing water-like mist that you spray on your skin to introduce live cultures of AOB. It helps restore and maintain a healthy pH on the skin throughout the course of your pregnancy. If skin issues do develop, AO Mist can improve the appearance of blotchiness, roughness, oiliness, dryness and odor.
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