“In traditional medicine, doctors are there to put out fires. But if we take a step back and educate people how to care for their skin in a prophylactic way, you can not only help with accelerated aging—but perhaps stop people from developing certain skin conditions later,” says our guest, mindbodygreen collective member and board-certified dermatologist Whitney Bowe, M.D. In this episode, we dive into your skin as an organ, it’s barrier function, and many ways modern lifestyles may be hurting it—plus, how to watch out for tricky marketing claims around biome-friendly products.
Referenced in the episode:
- Study showing around 60-70% of women and 50-60% of men report having sensitive skin.
- Study showing pH of skin fluctuates between 4.7 and 5.75.
- Study showing skin microbiome plays an important role in immunity and overall health.
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