When it comes to skin health, we talk about layering skincare. We start with a gentle cleanser, introduce potent serums, carefully select a biome-boosting moisturizer and sometimes add a facial oil to seal in all that goodness. Applying skincare to the surface of your skin is important, but it is only one chapter in our skin health routine.
What if I told you that most of you are missing an entire layer, perhaps one of the most impactful layers, of your skincare routine?
What we traditionally call “skincare” on its own only scratches the surface. There’s a much deeper skincare layer. A layer that works from beneath the surface, nourishing skin through the tiny capillaries that feed the deepest layers. I’m talking about what I call “Inner Skincare,” or skincare that you eat and drink. This layer of skincare can work synergistically with the “Outer Skincare” you apply to the surface of your skin each day. I know this requires a reset in terms of the way you think about your skincare. It’s worth the perspective shift—and we have the science to prove it. Let’s unpack this concept together.
Even the best topical formulations can’t deliver the results that 3D skincare can deliver.
By deliberately and thoughtfully formulating Outer and Inner Skincare products simultaneously, and then putting them to the test using rigorous and objective clinical studies, at Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty we are setting a new bar in terms of what you can expect from your skincare routine.
Our skin and our gut are our two interfaces with the outside world. Our skin is our first defense against environmental allergens, irritants, and sources of oxidative stress. Depending on the season and the time of day, our skin is exposed to varying levels of UV rays, infrared heat, blue light, pollution and even pathogens like bacteria that could potentially cause infections.
Our skin needs to make decisions every moment about what molecules to allow in, and which to block. Think of it like a bouncer at a nightclub.
Our skin is a complex, living ecosystem that consists of trillions of microscopic organisms (our skin microbiome), and it has its very own immune system, called the SALT (the skin associated lymphoid tissue). If our skin barrier is healthy, and our microbiome is balanced, our skin can trap and hold moisture, neutralize free radicals, and keep inflammation in check.
However, when our skin microbiome is out of balance, something called dysbiosis, our skin barrier becomes compromised.
All those irritants that were supposed to remain outside are now able to penetrate and interact with our immune cells. As you can imagine, the inflammation that ensues is no bueno for the way your skin looks or feels, and its overall health.
Bowe Glowe™ Nourishing Microbiome Cream is a foundational step in your Outer Skincare routine. It is a silky, fast absorbing yet intensely nourishing day and night cream. This powerful moisturizer is specifically designed to support the skin barrier and balance the skin microbiome using prebiotics and postbiotics at clinically active levels. The addition of ceramides, squalane and hyaluronic acid help to trap and seal moisture, further supporting that critical skin barrier function. Although Bowe Glowe™ is incredibly powerful all by itself, as demonstrated through clinical studies, the transformative benefits are really unleashed when it’s paired with the right Inner Skincare. Let’s dive into that now.
To truly take a 3D approach to moisturizing the skin and repairing the skin barrier, it’s essential to consider the gut-skin connection, and the health of our gut lining.
When our gut lining is healthy and intact, it can make smart decisions about what should pass through and be absorbed into our bloodstream, versus what should be blocked out. A balanced gut microbiome is a key factor in keeping our gut lining healthy. When our gut microbiome is out of balance, it creates a domino effect in the gut that can then negatively affect the rest of the body and even the skin.
When dysbiosis occurs in the gut, our intestinal barrier starts to become permeable. Inflammatory molecules (such as lipopolysaccharide endotoxins, or LPS endotoxins) that should not enter our bloodstream are able to penetrate, triggering system-wide inflammation. This inflammation can affect every part of our bodies, including our skin. Put simply, an inflamed gut can lead to inflamed skin.
A special class of phytonutrients called polyphenols, has been shown to rebalance our gut microbiomes, which in turn can help to repair an inflamed, unhealthy gut lining. That’s where Bowe Growe™ Pomegranate Microbiome Water-Enhancing Elixir comes into play, delivering that deeper layer of skincare that can nourish and support skin from within.† By sipping on your Inner Skincare, you are truly harnessing the power of a multidimensional, 3D approach to skin health. That’s where truly healthy, glowing skin begins.†
Get ready to apply and drink your skincare!