Skin Dysbacteriosis

Skin like a mirror reflects condition of our digestive system.

As a rule problems with stomach causes pain, especially after meal but the problem like bacteriosis, disbalance of the intestine microflora, often flows insensibly. Dermatologists are at one with each other that disbacteriosis affects negatively skin condition. Disbalance of the intestine micro flora affects microflora balance in other habitats of bacteria in the human organism: skin, mucous membranes, vagina etc. Consequently, intestine dysbacteriosis may cause skin dysbacteriosis.

Skin surface is a peculiar ecosystem which includes keratinized cells of epidermis and ‘normal’ microflora. They are tied with symbiotic correlation. Skin microflora affects its protective characteristics, and the microflora itself depends on the intestine microflora condition.

The disbalance affects growth of pathogenic bacteria, namely Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli; that’s how skin dysbacteriosis develops. Experts note that long before visible problems, namely acne, micro bial disbalance can be diagnosed which might further cause pyodermatosis, dermatitis, psoriasis. And we see this dysbacteriosis in the form of rash, skin dryness and irritation.

From 10 000 to 1 000 000 bacterial cells inhabit 1cm2 of skin. Bacteria inhabiting skin surface are called Automicroflora of Skin (AMFS).

Skin is an ecosystem bound up with internal and external environment of organism.

Levels AMFS

  • Normal level Staphylococcus aureus: up to 20 CFU/smear.
  • Elevated level of Staphylococcus aureus: from 20 CFU до 100 CFU/smear – skin dryness, suppressed immune system.
  • High level of Staphylococcus aureus: more than 100 CFU/smear – redness, itch, pimples, acne, suppressed immune system.
AMFS balance may be disturbed by suppressed immune system, intestine microbial disbalance (dysbacteriosis), accumulation of toxic agents and allergens in the organism, and also by skin mechanical injuries.

Even healthy women in 30% of cases*, have disbalanced skin microflora. (* - research by department of the Insitute of Dermatology).

In case of rash or other skin problems one should start treatment of the intestine and skin disbiosis in proper time, before appearance of evident inflammatory processes.

In order to revive AMFS balance a complex approach should be applied:

  • Withdrawal of toxic agents and pathogenic bacteria by sorbents,
  • Revival, stimulation and maintenance of beneficial microflora by pro- and prebiotics, proper skin care.

Combination of prebiotic and sorbent is the best way to revive AMFS balance. These two components compose Lactofiltrum®.

4-week course of Lactofiltrum® increases level of skin protection by 3.8 times and helps to revive ANFS balance.