Did you ever wonder why the skin care product you were using stopped working?

My girlfriend and I discovered this issue years ago.  We thought that maybe the formula changed, but really it was our body just telling us that it was time to change products. Once we switch to another product (which we discovered was not an easy solution to find something new that worked), our skin responded again.

I also had this discussion with Julie Block, President & CEO of the National Eczema Association.  In our discussion we talked about the need to have two regimens for our skin in our personal care tool box because our skin gets use to a product after a while. She reminded me to tell eczema suffers this fact and once a product stops working to go back to the product that worked previously.  It is not that the product that does not work or will never work again, it just that our bodies have gotten used to the product, or so we Julie and I think.

The fact that the same thing happens with Antibiotics kept coming to the forefront of my thoughts because with antibiotics, our bodies become resistant to the drugs due to bacteria change. [1]

So I did a comprehensive search online for any clinical trials that may have been completed, scoured the American Academy of Dermatology website, and many Google search words.

In my search I finally came across this website:

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/news/20090528/human-skin-alive-with-bacteria

It stated that “Your skin is crawling with hundreds of kinds of bacteria, NIH researchers find.”

So could it be that our external skin responds the same way to personal care products as our internal body responds to antibiotics?

I would love to know your thoughts or if you have any clinical data that may help solve this mystery.   Please tweet me, leave a comment on my Facebook page, or comment here on my blog.

Have a fantastic day!  Renee

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