How to restore skin microbiome with the Urban Veda Radiance Daily Facial Polish

How to Cleanse Skin Imbalances

The skin is unpredictable, and it can be even harder to identify the culprit of skin imbalances. Looking to master the science of skincare and cleanse your skin? A fortified skincare routine is the answer to restoring normal skin flora. Read how to restore your skin microbiome.

The importance of a skincare routine

Having a consistent skincare routine is important to keep the skin in good condition. We shed between 0.03 and 0.09g of skin each hour or 35kg over a lifetime, which is about the weight of a small sofa. Hence, it’s important to use beauty products containing good-for-skin ingredients that keep skin soft and supple, deso fat-dissolving. However, skin shedding is not the only reason that we need to take care of our skin. Free radicals, anxiety, stress, and even gut health can cause imbalances in the skin microbiome. Skin imbalances, like melasma, need to be treated with more than just a moisturiser. That’s where having a good routine comes in handy. For those who are newer to skincare, it's best to have a simple 3 or 4 step routine. A facial wash, exfoliator, toner, and moisturiser are a great starting place.

Why is facial exfoliation important?

While the skin does naturally shed dead skin cells, dead cells do not always completely shed. Dead skin cells can become deep-seated, which can clog pores and cause breakouts. Exfoliation has countless benefits. From brightening and clearing skin, to unclogging pores and preventing future breakouts, collagen production is also boosted and the absorption of topical products increases. Furthermore, exfoliation encourages new cell turnover, which helps reduce hyperpigmentation, and the appearance of sun damaged areas and fine lines. Physical exfoliators typically come in the form of cleansing scrubs. Our facial polishes contain pumice powder, a mildly abrasive exfoliant, that returns to the natural waterways once going down your bathroom sink. So, not only are our exfoliators gentler on skin, but they are also environmentally friendly.

How to restore your skin microbiome

Our ranges work to restore normal skin flora and address imbalance in the skin microbiome. Here is what each range does for each dosha or skin type.

Oily and Acne-Prone Skin

When in a state of imbalance, Kapha skin becomes oily with large pores which can lead to congestion. As a result, acne and blackheads are likely to appear or and the skin can become inflamed. Our Purifying Range contains antibacterial Neem and anti-inflammatory Tea Tree to remove impurities and restore skin’s natural pH. Our Cleanse and Purify Bundle is perfect for those with oily and acne-prone skin looking to balance oil production and cleanse bacteria.

Dry and Dull Skin

When out of balance, Vata skin becomes dry and flaky. Our Radiance Range is packed with hydrating fruit enzymes such as goji berry, pomegranate, and papaya that deeply hydrate skin, which Turmeric and Liquorice bring life and elasticity back to skin. Skin is left radiant and supple. The Hydrate and Glow Bundle is ideal for those with dry and dehydrated skin looking to inject some hydration and brightness.

Sensitive and Inflamed Skin

If the pitta dosha falls out of balance, skin typically becomes irritated, inflamed, and prone to sun damage. Skin conditions such as rosacea and acne may also develop as a result. Our Soothing Range contains healing Sandalwood and soothing Ylang Ylang which work to reduce redness and calm inflammation. The Sensitive Skin Bundle makes skincare simple and is ideal for those with normal to sensitive skin looking for gentle and harmonising ingredients.