Take your skin health to the next level

Posted by Blooms The Chemist on 2 Apr 2024

Take your skin health to the next level

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, so it’s essential to take care of it the best you can. We’ve found a few ways that you can elevate your skincare routine.

Maintain your skin microbiome

Your skin is a physical layer that protects your body from the outside world, and it’s filled with microorganisms, like bacteria, fungi and viruses, that can help your body stay safe.

This is known as your microbiome, which can help you to 1:

  • Fight infection, as some microbes help keep your skin acidic and safe from germs
  • Help your immune system, as the microbes in your skin can let your immune system know if there’s harmful bacteria or viruses trying to get in
  • Heal external wounds, as warnings from your microbiome can help you heal and control inflammation

You can help support your skin microbiome by eating a healthy diet, exercising and quitting smoking.

Don’t skip sunscreen

Protect your skin from the sun and ultraviolet (UV) exposure by adding sunscreen into your skincare routine.

Too much skin exposure can lead to skin cancer and premature ageing which results in wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.

Safe Work Australia recommends sun protection – including sunscreen – for outdoor workers, even on days when the UV index is below 3 2.

You can check the UV index easily on the Cancer Council’s free SunSmart app to make sure whether you should add sunscreen into your skincare routine.

By adding sunscreen to your daily skincare routine, you can prevent signs of ageing, help keep an even skin tone and lower your skin cancer risk in just one step.

It’s essential to make sure you’re using the right type of sunscreen that can protect you and has at least SPF30 3.

Make sure to look for sunscreens with the label ‘broad spectrum’, as it covers UVA and UVB (different types of sun rays that can harm your skin).

Moisturise everywhere

While you might moisturise your face daily, don’t forget the rest of your body! This is because the top layer of the skin is highly important and needs nourishment to do its job effectively.

"The top of layer of the skin is very important in terms of protection and the immune system," says dermatologist Dr John Frew, a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, told the ABC.

"It works as a barrier that prevents bad things from getting into the body, but also keeps moisture trapped inside."

If you have dry skin, it’s essential to look after your skin daily with a thick moisturiser that traps water in the skin 4.

Cetaphil’s Moisturising Cream is ideal for very dry, dry and sensitive skin as it’s clinically proven to provide intense and lasting hydration for 48-hours.

It also defends against the five signs of skin sensitivity, including a weakened skin moisture barrier, irritation, roughness, tightness, and dryness.

You can explore moisturisers and more by visiting your local Blooms The Chemist pharmacy, which you can find here, or shopping online. We can’t wait to help you elevate your skincare routine.

This is a sponsored article written in partnership with Cetaphil. You can explore more of their products here.


1Science Direct, The Skin Microbiota: Balancing Risk and Reward, accessed 15 March 2024

2Cancer Council Australia, Fact sheet: Sunscreen, accessed 27 March 2024

3HealthDirect, Skin, accessed 15 March 2024

4The ABC, Moisturiser and dry skin: What works and what you need to know, accessed 15 March 2024