Can you get softer, younger-looking skin with bacteria??
Everyone's so focused on the microbiome in the gut but what about the skin? Motherdirt has created a live bacteria spray for your skin as well cleansers that protect your skin's natural microbiome. The chemist that invented this stuff wondered why his horse loved to roll around in dirt. After doing some research, he found out that horses rub living bacteria (Nitrosomonas) found in dirt onto their skin to maintain a balanced ecosystem. He isolated this beneficial bacteria, i.e. Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB's), and made it into a spray... And hasn't showered for almost 15 years because of it! This bacteria eats up the ammonia and urea in sweat (aka the stuff that makes you stinky and irritates your skin) and poops out nitric oxide and nitrites. These compounds are touted to provide antioxidants, soothe irritation, clear up your skin and make it less oily. I've been using this stuff for a week now and it's pretty amazing. My skin is softer and less oily and irritated... but what is even cooler is that my sweat doesn't stink! Even after a sweaty sauna-spin class! You gotta love science.