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Sup, Messy Bitches

Ever felt scammed *gasp* by a product you just bought? 

Just because a skincare product is trending doesn’t mean it’s your next Holy Grail. Or maybe you *do* need a trend to get you out of your comfort zone. Whatever it is, today -- let’s get messy with the very first posting of LMNTL!

We’re talking thousands of messy bitches all up in your face! No, we’re not referring to the House of Yes Halloween party, we’re talking about the skin microbiome.

The skin is more than just a landscape of identity. It is a bustling, thriving, messy ecosystem of microbes. There are over 1000 species of bacteria on the skin! This environment is buzzing with activity as the bacteria strive to maintain balance on your skin.

Your microbiome takes whatever you throw at it -- fall leaves, bronzer, goblin glitter -- and handles it.

It is a reflection of who we are, where we’ve been and what we’ve done. Some particles on the surfaces we interact with become part of us and your skin microbiome tells that story. Playing a contact sport makes the microbiomes of opposing teams more similar, so does sharing a pen or borrowing a friend’s shoes for the night. 

ID a scammer: Our skin microbiome is so unique that forensic scientists can tell us apart just by taking a sample of it, just like a fingerprint.

Go LMNTL

Ingredients, decoded

Yogurt powder is not what we originally thought it was -- literally yogurt in a dry powder form. If you go for the real deal and use yogurt, you’ll give your skin a dose of healthy protein, Calcium, and Vitamin D, in addition to the balancing probiotic benefits. Here is some real yogurt inspiration for your skin routine.

The Microbiome Corner

Roll around in a some leaves, because it’s finally Fall and it’s good for your skin! While hygienic practices can protect us from serious infectious diseases caused by bacteria, getting dirty can help boost the microbes on the skin that protect us from developing asthma or eczema. Like we said, get messy.

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