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The Skin’s Microbiome and How Kombucha Can Help

What is the Skin Microbiome?

Your skin flora is the home of billions living microorganisms that include good and bad bacteria and fungi, just like your gut. This is called the skin microbiome- responsible for balancing pH and keeping your skin functioning healthily.

What happens to the skin when the skin’s microbiome is out of balance with bad (pathogenic) bacteria?

Inflammation can occur and pH is disrupted. Conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis can develop.

How does the skin microbiome become unbalanced?

Unhealthy gut microflora, harsh soaps, and skincare ingredients as well as antibiotics can disrupt the skin’s microbiome.

What can be done to bring the skin microbiome back to balance?

Have you heard of the Gut Skin Access? This describes how the gut microbiome directly affects the skin microbiome. This is where kombucha comes in. Kombucha is fermented tea that contains lots of healthy bacteria that improves the gut’s microflora. Other fermented foods such as sauerkraut, pickled foods, Greek yogurt, and kimchi help improve the good bacteria in the gut. Switching to a clean skincare line that contain gentle ingredients will help improve the skin’s microbiome topically. A hydrating toner is a great way to balance the skin’s pH after cleansing.

Receive a complimentary kombucha with all treatments at Citron.


Salem, I., Ramser, A., Isham, N., & Ghannoum, M. A. (2018, July 10). The gut microbiome as a major regulator of the gut-skin axis. Frontiers in microbiology. Retrieved January 6, 2022, from



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