4-Month Skin Fitness Program
4-Month Skin Fitness Program
4 Month Skin Fitness Program
By Dr. Gavin Anwell (MBChB, MRCS, LRCP, DObst RCOG) & Kit Wallen Russell (MSci)
Please note: This plan is for strengthening the microbiome and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.
For all Skin Types
Also suitable for Acne, Rosacea, Fungal Infections, Eczema & Many more
IMPORTANT: dos and don'ts
Please read before continuing...
Strengthening your Microbiome & Immune System
Research has linked all common skin problems to the same underlying factor: a damaged skin microbiome, low in biodiversity.
It’s now thought that the majority of chronic skin conditions are autoimmune skin diseases, where your immune system mistakenly attacks your own cells.
Re-balancing your microbiome and immune system will therefore address the underlying root cause of the problem.
To learn more about the microbiome, and for any other information on the science, please visit The Skin Microbiome School.
Phase I: Healthier Skin in 2 Weeks
Limit your use of other cosmetics such as moisturisers, creams, cleansers and soap.
The use of drugs or medical products such as antibiotics, immunosuppressants or antifungal creams has been shown to negatively effect the microbiome. However, decisions regarding medical treatments are ones you must make with your doctor. Please consult your doctor before continuing – those on this plan are required to not be using any of the above for at least 2 months.
N.B: The above is important for strengthening the skin microbiome. Researchers believes long term use of harsh synthetic chemicals or drugs in these products damage the skin’s natural environment.
It’s recommended you wash either Once or Twice Daily with JooMo (following instructions on the bottle or tube) first thing in the morning & last thing at night. If you have a very, very damaged immune system, as many people do, it is crucial not to rush. Introduce it slowly to your body.
IMPORTANT: You may feel changes to your skin almost immediately. If your skin is very damaged it may even feel a bit worse for the first few days. JooMo® is 100% natural and doesn’t contain ingredients in amounts and concentrations larger than those our bodies have evolved to cope with in nature. However, when the immune system gets extensively damaged it can malfunction and over-react to things even as harmless as water.
Phase II: Immune System Support
You can continue to use JooMo® up to Four Times Daily for the first month.
Adjustments to the Microbiome to feel comfortable in the new environment could take varying times, depending on the person and many factors including history of steroid/drug/cosmetic use, genetics and lifestyle (including diet and job).
As one of the most important parts of your immune system, a healthy microbiome should slowly work with your body to enhance your skin’s natural defences.
Remember it is a long-term process, and slight small day-to-day changes are to be expected – they can be due to changes in temperature, weather, stress etc. Make sure you focus on the overall trend. You should keep note of the overall change in your skin by completing the relevant questionnaire every two months.
Phase III: Maintenance Plan
'If I have a healthy microbiome, high in biodiversity, do I no longer need to strengthen it?"
Adopting a microbiome strengthening process requires a long term lifestyle change. After doing a health and fitness plan, you may not expect to be Arnold Schwarzenegger at the end of it, neither would you expect to stay fit and healthy if you went back to your original lifestyle. The same is true here. Going back to using modern cosmetics filled with synthetic chemicals, or over-using drugs such as antibiotics or steroids will deplete the biodiversity of the skin microbiome and can undo the microbiome strengthening work you have done.
Whole Body Health
The body is one interconnected system, so we recommend improving your gut health as part of this plan. Treatment of the gut microbiome is more common than that for the skin microbiome, so you can get help with the dietary changes with your Doctor or another specialist. A very basic introduction to the gut microbiome can be found here. Dietary changes could have a significant impact on the biodiversity of your gut.