The Surprising Reason Sweat Helps Your Complexion

Tina Adoniou

There’s an old saying about how the cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. But did you know that when you work up a sweat, you’re not only strengthening your body and mind, but your microbiome as well? That’s right! But there’s a twist. 

The secret ingredient that works with sweat to give you beautiful skin

Perspiration has a specific purpose: it cools us down in the heat, and cleanses our bodies of toxins. After all, Mother Nature pushed us to evolve with this key function. It’s an important part of our functioning as humans!

Moreover, Nitrosomonas Eutropha, the Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria found in our patented AO+ Restorative Mist, thrive on sweat. They consume it to convert irritants like ammonia and urea into nitrite and nitric oxide which are beneficial for the skin. This bacteria is found everywhere in nature where living things thrive, and are a critical part of the nitrogen cycle. These microbes perform the same, critical function in your skin microbiome as they do in nature’s ecosystems. So if they’re so critical, then why aren’t they already on our skin, taking care of business? 

Why ingredients matter in your skincare products

There’s a correlation between the use of personal care products with harsh chemicals erosion of our skin microbiomes. Ingredients such as harsh surfactants weaken the skin barrier and wipe away not only the bad bacteria, but the good bacteria that our skin needs to stay healthy. Our skin microbiome needs to maintain a balance of beneficial bacteria to function properly, because when there’s an imbalance, that’s when you see skin issues arise. Everything from the most mild case of oily or dry skin, to more severe and uncomfortable skin issues all stem from a disruption in the skin microbiome. 

And furthermore, the AOB that’s in our patented AO+ Restorative Mist used to live on our skin naturally, but these harsh chemicals in our products have wiped it away. Crazy, huh? 

So if you want more glow from your complexion, get yourself a bottle of Mist and give yourself a good spritz before and after you work up a sweat. Your skin will thank you by looking its best.
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