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4-Month Skin Recovery Programs

Specialist programs for multiple skin problems

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ACNE, Rosacea, Fungal & Many more

IMPORTANT: read & watch before continuing....

Commit to the whole 4 months

Do commit to the whole 4 months: it's crucial not to just 'dip your toe in'.This is a long-term immune system strengthening process. It's a lifestyle change.

Recommended: Monthly Specialist Support

In order to help you fully maximise the impact of our Recovery Program, we recommend that you purchase our Specialist Support.

60-Second FAQs
Quick-fixes for Skin Health Do Not Exist!

Introduction Pt.1: Strengthening your Microbiome & Immune System

Eczema is an autoimmune skin disease. This means that it is caused by an overactive immune system, launching an inflammatory response against your own body. This is explained in much more detail here. Very simply, eczema sufferers, for many reasons, have a weakened microbiome and immune system, so by strengthening your microbiome (and consequently your immune system), this will be addressing the underlying root cause of the problem. All common skin problems have been linked to the same underlying factor: a damaged skin microbiome, low in biodiversity. If you have used or are using Topical Steroids, please see our specialist page for this here.

"How will your Recovery Plans help Eczema?"

You may have experienced improvements by making lifestyle changes such as cutting out certain ‘triggering’ foods and limiting exposure to harsh synthetic chemicals, but reached a point when healing has come to a standstill and the symptoms are ‘cycling’. This is very common, because these steps alone are not enough to strengthen the microbiome and immune system enough.

It’s crucial to understand that the skin microbiome does not work in isolation, and is linked very closely to the immune system. The human body is a system of many parts, all interacting and regulating each other in symbiosis.

A healthy, balanced microbiome, high in biodiversity can defend itself from infections and disease, and perform processes such as regulating its own moisture. By enhancing your microbiome and increasing its biodiversity, you are giving it the best chance of recovery. You are also allowing a malfunctioning immune system to be strengthened.

"How does long term use of Topical Steroids damage the skin?"

Medical University of Graz research has revealed, using state-of-the-art skin microbiome analysis, that JooMo® significantly increases skin health with just 2 weeks of use.

In contrast, every-day cosmetics, containing many synthetic chemicals, maintained a damaged skin environment.

It also revealed that, compared to every-day cosmetic products, JooMo® maintains moisture on the skin.

Biodiversity of the skin microbiome is the secret and only reliable measure of skin health, so Third Wave cosmetics like JooMo® are designed with the sole intention of increasing biodiversity.

"TSW is a systemic problem that goes deeper than the skin, so how does JooMo help in whole body healing?"
Skin Microbiome School | Course completion
Plan Completion 25%

Introduction Pt2: Dos and Don'ts

WATCH: You may have experienced improvements but reached a point when healing has come to a standstill and the symptoms are ‘cycling’ – just as Sheila describes here.

Before starting the plan, there are some very important points to take into account. The concepts may be different to what you’ve been told by Doctors and the Cosmetics Industry, or the prevailing beliefs in our society. We’ve split them into ‘Do’s and Don’t’s’.

  • DO COMMIT TO THE WHOLE 4 MONTHS: It’s CRUCIAL to not just ‘dip your toe in’. This is a long-term microbiome (and immune system) strengthening process. It is a lifestyle change. Magic pill quick-fixes DO NOT exist, and anything which promises this is a scam. Topical Steroids are the perfect example of this, as they destroy the skin and immune system after long-term use. There have been patients who saw rapid improvements in Month 3.5, whereas other patients notice the same improvements earlier in the plan.
  • DO SLOWLY INTRODUCE JOOMO TO YOUR BODY: Some patients we work with experience slight awkwardness/dryness/soreness within the first few days of using JooMo. This is because the microbiome and immune system are damaged and malfunctioning, meaning they can over-react to things on the skin that they wouldn’t naturally react to, even water in extreme cases. 

  • DO STOP MOISTURISER USE: ‘Moisturising’ as a concept was invented by the cosmetics industry to cover up the oil- and bacteria-stripping damage inflicted on the skin by their other products. Consumers then are tricked into buying more products which further damage the microbiome, from the same companies which caused damage in the first place. Conventional (and useless) Eczema treatments consist of smothering the skin in ’emolients’ (moisturisers) to ‘manage’ the dryness, but end up making the skin dryer and damaging the microbiome more.
"Do commit to the whole 4 months: it's crucial not to just 'dip your toe in'."

"This is a long-term immune system strengthening process. It's a lifestyle change."
  • DON’T BE ALARMED BY A BIT OF ‘DRYNESS’: One explanation for the dry period experienced by some patients, is that previous use of moisturisers stops the skin’s ability to regulate its own moisture, actually making the skin dryer and dependent on the artificial source of ‘moisture’. Healthy skin can regulate its own moisture, so it needs to regain its ability to do this. The dryness is a sign that the microbiome is trying to strengthen for the first time in a long while.
  • DO REALISE…: Once patients are through this phase and they realise it was part of the strengthening process, they realise that a few days of awkward skin it was a small price to pay for relieving Eczema symptoms.
  • DON’T FORGET THIS ONE CRUCIAL POINT: A healthy skin microbiome, high in biodiversity, and strengthened immune system, means the body can defend itself from infections, disease and allergies. It can also regulate its own moisture on the skin. 
  • DO REALISE THAT NONE OF JOOMO’S INGREDIENTS ARE IN HIGHER AMOUNTS OR CONCENTRATIONS THAN FOUND IN NATURE: Our ingredients were specially selected for their wonderful healing properties, and JooMo does not contain larger amounts or concentrations of them than our bodies have adapted and evolved to cope with.
  • DON’T FORGET THAT EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT: Our bodies are incredibly complex, and it can take varying amounts of time for your microbiome to adjust and feel totally comfortable in the new environment created by using JooMo®. This will depend on the person and many factors including your history of steroid/drug/cosmetic use, genetics, and lifestyle (including diet and job). Therefore, just because another patients saw results in 3 weeks, does not mean the same will be true for you. It’s crucial to see out the plan.
  • DO USE GETTING IN SHAPE IN THE GYM AS AN ANOLOGY: Just like with fitness and health regimes, you cannot become incredibly fit after one day in the gym. The same is true with this plan. If you are consistent with changing your lifestyle over a good period of time, you will be rewarded. Treatments which promise ‘magic-pill-quick-fixes’ (topical steroids, immune suppressants) therefore should not be trusted. Long term use of these damages the immune system and microbiome extensively, causing the original problem to worsen. 
  • DON’T GO BACK TO YOUR OLD LIFESTYLE: After doing a fitness regime for 4 months, if you went back to your old unhealthy lifestyle (think many burgers a day, no exercise and huge amounts of alcohol), you would expect your fitness to regress. Equally, after you finish this plan, if you go back to your old lifestyle (smearing damaging synthetic chemicals in cosmetics on your skin, exposing yourself to them in the environment, over- and longterm-use of strong drugs such as antibiotics or topical steroids), you expect it to cause a regression in your skin health. 
Skin Microbiome School | Course completion
Plan Completion 50%

Phase I: Healthier Skin in 2 Weeks

Day 1-2:

WATCH: The intense itching and burning can start to improve very quickly. Sheila describes how the terrible itch went almost immediately after starting to use JooMo. 

  • First, where possible, stop using all other cosmetics such as moisturisers, creams, cleansers and soap. The use of drugs or medical products such as antibiotics, immune suppressants or antifungal creams should also be stopped. Antibiotics take an indiscriminate approach to getting rid of microbes, and therefore damage the microbiome even more, lowering its biodiversity. This means even though the ‘infections’ may temporarily seem to have been solved (staphylocoocos is a very common secondary one for TSW sufferers), it leaves the skin much more vulnerable to future infections. Re-building and re-balancing the skin microbiome and enhancing the skin’s biodiversity provides the best solution to an infection, as a healthy microbiome can defend itself from problems.
  • N.B: The above is important for the successful treatment of the skin conditions indicated. Harsh chemicals or drugs in these products damage the skin’s natural environment, leading to a breakdown of its defences.
  • If you are dead-set on it, we understand using makeup or other cosmetics whilst on the recovery plan can’t be given up in 100% of cases, but just be aware that the results will be affected by the use of any synthetic chemicals as they disrupt the skin’s microbiome, dampening the effects of JooMo, and setting progress back. The use of drugs such as the above will also affect healing and results. 
  • 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 patients do, it is crucial to not to rush into using a lot, as is explained above.
  • Your skin may start to feel ‘tight’: this is to be expected as for the first time in a long while you have stopped using oils and/or moisturisers, and your skin is adjusting. Intense itching and burning can start to improve, in some cases almost immediately.

IMPORTANT: You will feel changes to your skin almost immediately. Do not panic! This feeling is a normal part of the re-adjustment process. (You may also be unused to how healthy skin should truly feel). On very damaged skin, your skin may even feel a bit worse for the first few days as the skin starts the healing process. Unless you have a major reaction or are in pain, persist using JooMo® for at least 2 weeks. JooMo® is 100% natural & preservative free and doesn’t contain ingredients in amounts and concentrations larger than those our bodies have not evolved to cope with in nature. 

"Can I use other products while using JooMo?"
Day 3-7:

WATCH: Your skin may start to feel ‘tight’: this is to be expected as for the first time in a long while you have stopped using oils and/or moisturisers, and your skin is adjusting. Sheila adjusted the usage according to how tight her skin felt.

  • *If it feels right on your body* you can start to use JooMo® Twice Daily (morning and evening as above). However, as everyone is different, you may respond better to staying at Once Daily.
  • A chronically damaged skin microbiome – that has been subjected to a lifetime of contact with chemicals in everyday cosmetic products – can take variable amounts of time adjust to a ‘normalised’ environment and to stabilise.
  • We recommend, therefore, that in the crucial first few days of using JooMo® for the first time, you do not exceed these usage guidelines.
Day 8-14:

WATCH: Sheila found that the burning, itching, tightness and cracking almost completely disappeared. 

  • Continue to use JooMo® as explained above, but not more than Four Times Daily at this stage.
  • By now your skin microbiome will be adjusting to the new environment, and will be starting to create a biodiverse ecosystem that is unique and natural to you.
  • Your skin should be feeling healthier, softer, less dry and more ‘alive‘ after just two weeks of using JooMo®.
  • Dryness/tightness can start to improve and cracks or scabs start to heal.
Skin Microbiome School | Course completion
Plan Completion 75%

Phase II: Immune System Enhancement

Weeks 3-4:
  • As your skin microbiome and immune system maybe extremely damaged, it may take under two weeks or longer for your microbiome to adjust and feel totally comfortable in the new environment created by using JooMo®. This will depend on the person and many factors including your history of steroid/drug/cosmetic use, genetics and lifestyle (including diet and job). 
  • However, it takes much longer for your microbiome to fully optimise itself in its complex relationship with your body’s immune system.
  • So, by continuing the treatment programme your microbiome will slowly work with your body to enhance your skin’s natural defences.
  • We would recommend, therefore, that you continue to use JooMo® up to Four Times Daily for the first month.
  • Keep paying attention to any improvements or changes in skin condition, but remember it is a long-term healing process, and sight small day-to-day changes are insignificant compared to the overall trend. The most horrible symptoms of Eczema are deep itching which leads to disrupted sleep and poor mental health; red, inflamed skin; oozing skin which turn to scabs; and flakey skin. You should keep note of the overall change in these, as the microbiome strengthens.
"I’ve been using JooMo for a few days and while my itch and burn have gone, my skin isn’t fully healed. Is this bad?"
Months 2-4:

WATCH: Sheila describes how her skin reached a ‘turning point’ and her skin started to take off after 6 weeks. 

  • Your microbiome should now be starting to actively protect your skin, and working as a key part of your body’s immune system as a whole. These are the months when a more robust immune system and microbiome will start to really work hard at returning your skin to its true natural state. Your skin’s Biodiversity will be adjusting and continuing to increase.
  • The biodiversity of your skin microbiome is unique to every individual, and depends on your genetic makeup and the environment you inhabit and there is no such thing as the perfect microbiome. The only thing that can be stated with certainty is that the more microbially diverse your microbiome then the healthier your skin.
  • You will probably be finding, therefore, that you only need to use JooMo® Twice Every Day to maintain a healthy and protective Skin barrier.
  • However, being 100% natural & preservative free means that multiple daily use of JooMo®  will NOT harm your skin or its microbiome. It is therefore up to you to decide what’s best for you.

WATCH: Sheila says “I want you to know how thankful I am that I have my life back and I want that for others too!”

Skin Microbiome School | Course completion
Plan Completion 100%

Phase III: Maintenance Plan

How to stay healthy after 4 months.
"Even after dealing with the damaging effects of TSW, there is still that initial problem to address."

"This is why you MUST keep using JooMo"

Many patients who see very good improvements in our 4-Month Skin Recovery Plan, and who ask the same question: ‘I have a healthy microbiome, high in biodiversity, that can start to defend and heal itself from infections and skin disease, so I no longer need JooMo?

The most important point to note here is the analogy with a health and fitness regime as described in the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ section above. This plan is a long-term lifestyle change to adopting a microbiome strengthening process. 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 restorative effect of JooMo.

Also, even once the 4-Month Plan has ended, there will be things which we can’t control in our modern environment which deplete the biodiversity of the skin microbiome and damage it (exposure to pollution; indoor, sterile living environments free of microbes from nature for our bodies to be exposed to; exposure to chemicals in our everyday life such as cleaning products etc; and everyday cosmetics). This means that the skin microbiome will still need to be boosted and enhanced to fight off attack from these factors.

For both these reasons, we recommend that our patients use a JooMo Maintenence Pack to keep their skin microbiome healthy and their immune system strengthened.

"Can I moisturise while using JooMo?"
Ongoing Maintenance Regime
  • However, being 100% natural & preservative free means that multiple daily use of JooMo® will NOT harm your skin or its microbiome.

Eczema & Atopic Dermatitis

IMPORTANT: read & watch before continuing....

Commit to the whole 4 months

Do commit to the whole 4 months: it's crucial not to just 'dip your toe in'.This is a long-term immune system strengthening process. It's a lifestyle change.

Recommended: Monthly Specialist Support

In order to help you fully maximise the impact of our Recovery Program, we recommend that you purchase our Specialist Support.

60-Second FAQs
Quick-fixes for Skin Health Do Not Exist!
"Do commit to the whole 4 months: it's crucial not to just 'dip your toe in'."

"This is a long-term immune system strengthening process. It's a lifestyle change."

Introduction Pt.1: Strengthening your Microbiome & Immune System

Eczema is an autoimmune skin disease. This means that it is caused by an overactive immune system, launching an inflammatory response against your own body. This is explained in much more detail here. Very simply, eczema sufferers, for many reasons, have a weakened microbiome and immune system, so by strengthening your microbiome (and consequently your immune system), this will be addressing the underlying root cause of the problem. All common skin problems have been linked to the same underlying factor: a damaged skin microbiome, low in biodiversity. If you have used or are using Topical Steroids, please see our specialist page for this here.

"How will your Recovery Plans help Eczema?"

You may have experienced improvements by making lifestyle changes such as cutting out certain ‘triggering’ foods and limiting exposure to harsh synthetic chemicals, but reached a point when healing has come to a standstill and the symptoms are ‘cycling’. This is very common, because these steps alone are not enough to strengthen the microbiome and immune system enough.

It’s crucial to understand that the skin microbiome does not work in isolation, and is linked very closely to the immune system. The human body is a system of many parts, all interacting and regulating each other in symbiosis.

A healthy, balanced microbiome, high in biodiversity can defend itself from infections and disease, and perform processes such as regulating its own moisture. By enhancing your microbiome and increasing its biodiversity, you are giving it the best chance of recovery. You are also allowing a malfunctioning immune system to be strengthened.

"How does long term use of Topical Steroids damage the skin?"

Medical University of Graz research has revealed, using state-of-the-art skin microbiome analysis, that JooMo® significantly increases skin health with just 2 weeks of use.

In contrast, every-day cosmetics, containing many synthetic chemicals, maintained a damaged skin environment.

It also revealed that, compared to every-day cosmetic products, JooMo® maintains moisture on the skin.

Biodiversity of the skin microbiome is the secret and only reliable measure of skin health, so Third Wave cosmetics like JooMo® are designed with the sole intention of increasing biodiversity.

"TSW is a systemic problem that goes deeper than the skin, so how does JooMo help in whole body healing?"
Skin Microbiome School | Course completion
Plan Completion 25%

Introduction Pt2: Dos and Don'ts

WATCH: You may have experienced improvements but reached a point when healing has come to a standstill and the symptoms are ‘cycling’ – just as Sheila describes here.

Before starting the plan, there are some very important points to take into account. The concepts may be different to what you’ve been told by Doctors and the Cosmetics Industry, or the prevailing beliefs in our society. We’ve split them into ‘Do’s and Don’t’s’.

  • DO COMMIT TO THE WHOLE 4 MONTHS: It’s CRUCIAL to not just ‘dip your toe in’. This is a long-term microbiome (and immune system) strengthening process. It is a lifestyle change. Magic pill quick-fixes DO NOT exist, and anything which promises this is a scam. Topical Steroids are the perfect example of this, as they destroy the skin and immune system after long-term use. There have been patients who saw rapid improvements in Month 3.5, whereas other patients notice the same improvements earlier in the plan.
  • DO SLOWLY INTRODUCE JOOMO TO YOUR BODY: Some patients we work with experience slight awkwardness/dryness/soreness within the first few days of using JooMo. This is because the microbiome and immune system are damaged and malfunctioning, meaning they can over-react to things on the skin that they wouldn’t naturally react to, even water in extreme cases. 

  • DO STOP MOISTURISER USE: ‘Moisturising’ as a concept was invented by the cosmetics industry to cover up the oil- and bacteria-stripping damage inflicted on the skin by their other products. Consumers then are tricked into buying more products which further damage the microbiome, from the same companies which caused damage in the first place. Conventional (and useless) Eczema treatments consist of smothering the skin in ’emolients’ (moisturisers) to ‘manage’ the dryness, but end up making the skin dryer and damaging the microbiome more.
"Do commit to the whole 4 months: it's crucial not to just 'dip your toe in'."

"This is a long-term immune system strengthening process. It's a lifestyle change."
  • DON’T BE ALARMED BY A BIT OF ‘DRYNESS’: One explanation for the dry period experienced by some patients, is that previous use of moisturisers stops the skin’s ability to regulate its own moisture, actually making the skin dryer and dependent on the artificial source of ‘moisture’. Healthy skin can regulate its own moisture, so it needs to regain its ability to do this. The dryness is a sign that the microbiome is trying to strengthen for the first time in a long while.
  • DO REALISE…: Once patients are through this phase and they realise it was part of the strengthening process, they realise that a few days of awkward skin it was a small price to pay for relieving Eczema symptoms.
  • DON’T FORGET THIS ONE CRUCIAL POINT: A healthy skin microbiome, high in biodiversity, and strengthened immune system, means the body can defend itself from infections, disease and allergies. It can also regulate its own moisture on the skin. 
  • DO REALISE THAT NONE OF JOOMO’S INGREDIENTS ARE IN HIGHER AMOUNTS OR CONCENTRATIONS THAN FOUND IN NATURE: Our ingredients were specially selected for their wonderful healing properties, and JooMo does not contain larger amounts or concentrations of them than our bodies have adapted and evolved to cope with.
  • DON’T FORGET THAT EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT: Our bodies are incredibly complex, and it can take varying amounts of time for your microbiome to adjust and feel totally comfortable in the new environment created by using JooMo®. This will depend on the person and many factors including your history of steroid/drug/cosmetic use, genetics, and lifestyle (including diet and job). Therefore, just because another patients saw results in 3 weeks, does not mean the same will be true for you. It’s crucial to see out the plan.
  • DO USE GETTING IN SHAPE IN THE GYM AS AN ANOLOGY: Just like with fitness and health regimes, you cannot become incredibly fit after one day in the gym. The same is true with this plan. If you are consistent with changing your lifestyle over a good period of time, you will be rewarded. Treatments which promise ‘magic-pill-quick-fixes’ (topical steroids, immune suppressants) therefore should not be trusted. Long term use of these damages the immune system and microbiome extensively, causing the original problem to worsen. 
  • DON’T GO BACK TO YOUR OLD LIFESTYLE: After doing a fitness regime for 4 months, if you went back to your old unhealthy lifestyle (think many burgers a day, no exercise and huge amounts of alcohol), you would expect your fitness to regress. Equally, after you finish this plan, if you go back to your old lifestyle (smearing damaging synthetic chemicals in cosmetics on your skin, exposing yourself to them in the environment, over- and longterm-use of strong drugs such as antibiotics or topical steroids), you expect it to cause a regression in your skin health. 
"Can I moisturise while using JooMo?"
Skin Microbiome School | Course completion
Plan Completion 50%

Phase I: Healthier Skin in 2 Weeks

Day 1-2:

WATCH: The intense itching and burning can start to improve very quickly. Sheila describes how the terrible itch went almost immediately after starting to use JooMo. 

  • First, where possible, stop using all other cosmetics such as moisturisers, creams, cleansers and soap. The use of drugs or medical products such as antibiotics, immune suppressants or antifungal creams should also be stopped. Antibiotics take an indiscriminate approach to getting rid of microbes, and therefore damage the microbiome even more, lowering its biodiversity. This means even though the ‘infections’ may temporarily seem to have been solved (staphylocoocos is a very common secondary one for TSW sufferers), it leaves the skin much more vulnerable to future infections. Re-building and re-balancing the skin microbiome and enhancing the skin’s biodiversity provides the best solution to an infection, as a healthy microbiome can defend itself from problems.
  • N.B: The above is important for the successful treatment of the skin conditions indicated. Harsh chemicals or drugs in these products damage the skin’s natural environment, leading to a breakdown of its defences.
  • If you are dead-set on it, we understand using makeup or other cosmetics whilst on the recovery plan can’t be given up in 100% of cases, but just be aware that the results will be affected by the use of any synthetic chemicals as they disrupt the skin’s microbiome, dampening the effects of JooMo, and setting progress back. The use of drugs such as the above will also affect healing and results. 
  • 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 patients do, it is crucial to not to rush into using a lot, as is explained above.
  • Your skin may start to feel ‘tight’: this is to be expected as for the first time in a long while you have stopped using oils and/or moisturisers, and your skin is adjusting. Intense itching and burning can start to improve, in some cases almost immediately.

IMPORTANT: You will feel changes to your skin almost immediately. Do not panic! This feeling is a normal part of the re-adjustment process. (You may also be unused to how healthy skin should truly feel). On very damaged skin, your skin may even feel a bit worse for the first few days as the skin starts the healing process. Unless you have a major reaction or are in pain, persist using JooMo® for at least 2 weeks. JooMo® is 100% natural & preservative free and doesn’t contain ingredients in amounts and concentrations larger than those our bodies have not evolved to cope with in nature. 

"Can I use other products while using JooMo?"
Day 3-7:

WATCH: Your skin may start to feel ‘tight’: this is to be expected as for the first time in a long while you have stopped using oils and/or moisturisers, and your skin is adjusting. Sheila adjusted the usage according to how tight her skin felt.

  • *If it feels right on your body* you can start to use JooMo® Twice Daily (morning and evening as above). However, as everyone is different, you may respond better to staying at Once Daily.
  • A chronically damaged skin microbiome – that has been subjected to a lifetime of contact with chemicals in everyday cosmetic products – can take variable amounts of time adjust to a ‘normalised’ environment and to stabilise.
  • We recommend, therefore, that in the crucial first few days of using JooMo® for the first time, you do not exceed these usage guidelines.
Day 8-14:

WATCH: Sheila found that the burning, itching, tightness and cracking almost completely disappeared. 

  • Continue to use JooMo® as explained above, but not more than Four Times Daily at this stage.
  • By now your skin microbiome will be adjusting to the new environment, and will be starting to create a biodiverse ecosystem that is unique and natural to you.
  • Your skin should be feeling healthier, softer, less dry and more ‘alive‘ after just two weeks of using JooMo®.
  • Dryness/tightness can start to improve and cracks or scabs start to heal.
Skin Microbiome School | Course completion
Plan Completion 75%

Phase II: Immune System Enhancement

Weeks 3-4:
  • As your skin microbiome and immune system maybe extremely damaged, it may take under two weeks or longer for your microbiome to adjust and feel totally comfortable in the new environment created by using JooMo®. This will depend on the person and many factors including your history of steroid/drug/cosmetic use, genetics and lifestyle (including diet and job). 
  • However, it takes much longer for your microbiome to fully optimise itself in its complex relationship with your body’s immune system.
  • So, by continuing the treatment programme your microbiome will slowly work with your body to enhance your skin’s natural defences.
  • We would recommend, therefore, that you continue to use JooMo® up to Four Times Daily for the first month.
  • Keep paying attention to any improvements or changes in skin condition, but remember it is a long-term healing process, and sight small day-to-day changes are insignificant compared to the overall trend. The most horrible symptoms of Eczema are deep itching which leads to disrupted sleep and poor mental health; red, inflamed skin; oozing skin which turn to scabs; and flakey skin. You should keep note of the overall change in these, as the microbiome strengthens.
"I’ve been using JooMo for a few days and while my itch and burn have gone, my skin isn’t fully healed. Is this bad?"
Months 2-4:

WATCH: Sheila describes how her skin reached a ‘turning point’ and her skin started to take off after 6 weeks. 

  • Your microbiome should now be starting to actively protect your skin, and working as a key part of your body’s immune system as a whole. These are the months when a more robust immune system and microbiome will start to really work hard at returning your skin to its true natural state. Your skin’s Biodiversity will be adjusting and continuing to increase.
  • The biodiversity of your skin microbiome is unique to every individual, and depends on your genetic makeup and the environment you inhabit and there is no such thing as the perfect microbiome. The only thing that can be stated with certainty is that the more microbially diverse your microbiome then the healthier your skin.
  • You will probably be finding, therefore, that you only need to use JooMo® Twice Every Day to maintain a healthy and protective Skin barrier.
  • However, being 100% natural & preservative free means that multiple daily use of JooMo®  will NOT harm your skin or its microbiome. It is therefore up to you to decide what’s best for you.

WATCH: Sheila says “I want you to know how thankful I am that I have my life back and I want that for others too!”

Skin Microbiome School | Course completion
Plan Completion 100%

Phase III: Maintenance Plan

How to stay healthy after 4 months.
"Even after dealing with the damaging effects of TSW, there is still that initial problem to address."

"This is why you MUST keep using JooMo"

Many patients who see very good improvements in our 4-Month Skin Recovery Plan, and who ask the same question: ‘I have a healthy microbiome, high in biodiversity, that can start to defend and heal itself from infections and skin disease, so I no longer need JooMo?

The most important point to note here is the analogy with a health and fitness regime as described in the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ section above. This plan is a long-term lifestyle change to adopting a microbiome strengthening process. 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 restorative effect of JooMo.

Also, even once the 4-Month Plan has ended, there will be things which we can’t control in our modern environment which deplete the biodiversity of the skin microbiome and damage it (exposure to pollution; indoor, sterile living environments free of microbes from nature for our bodies to be exposed to; exposure to chemicals in our everyday life such as cleaning products etc; and everyday cosmetics). This means that the skin microbiome will still need to be boosted and enhanced to fight off attack from these factors.

For both these reasons, we recommend that our patients use a JooMo Maintenence Pack to keep their skin microbiome healthy and their immune system strengthened.

"Can I moisturise while using JooMo?"
Ongoing Maintenance Regime
  • However, being 100% natural & preservative free means that multiple daily use of JooMo® will NOT harm your skin or its microbiome.

Topical steroid withdrawal (TSW)

IMPORTANT: read & watch before continuing....

Commit to the whole 4 months

Do commit to the whole 4 months: it's crucial not to just 'dip your toe in'.This is a long-term immune system strengthening process. It's a lifestyle change.

Do not use with steroids or immunosuppressants

We highly recommend that you do not use JooMo with steroids, immunosuppressants or antibiotics and that you wait 2 weeks after stopping these before starting our plan.

Recommended: Monthly Specialist Support

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Introduction Pt.1: Repairing your Microbiome

Long-term use of topical steroids, known by Doctors and pharmaceutical companies alike to be used only in acute or severe short-term cases, causes a large amount of damage to the immune system and microbiome. Once patients stop using topical steroids, their body goes into Topical Steroid Withdrawal, where the skin problems the TS were originally prescribed to cure, held in a dormant state by the steroids, can come back much worse.

It’s important to note that patients are often prescribed topical steroids for Eczema, which is an autoimmune disease. This means that it is caused by an overactive immune system, launching an inflammatory response against your own body. This is explained in much more detail here. Very simply, eczema sufferers, for many reasons, have a weakened microbiome and immune system. Long-term topical steroid use inhibits the immune system’s natural response, causing it even further damage. 

"How will your Recovery Plans help TSW?"

Once stopping topical steroid use, your immune system and skin microbiome will be in an extremely fragile state. Your immune system will be malfunctioning and over-reacting, even to very harmless substances such as water. The biodiversity of your skin microbiome has been lowered, leaving it weakened and open to disease and infections. You may have experienced improvements in your skin condition by cutting out certain ‘triggers’ such as food types or limiting your exposure to harsh synthetic chemicals in cosmetics or everyday life. But you, like many patients of ours, may have reached a point when improvement has come to a standstill and the symptoms are ‘cycling’.

All common skin problems have been linked to the same underlying factor: a damaged skin microbiome, low in biodiversity. It’s crucial to understand that the skin microbiome does not work in isolation, and is linked very closely to the immune system. The human body is a system of many parts, all interacting and regulating each other in symbiosis, so as much as long-term steroid use has deeply damaging effects on the whole body, the same underlying root cause still applies with TSW. 

A healthy, balanced microbiome, high in biodiversity can defend itself from infections and disease, and perform processes such as regulating its own moisture. By enhancing your microbiome and increasing its biodiversity, you are giving it the best chance of recovery. You are also allowing a malfunctioning immune system to be strengthened.

"How does long term use of Topical Steroids damage the skin?"

Medical University of Graz research has revealed, using state-of-the-art skin microbiome analysis, that JooMo® significantly increases skin health with just 2 weeks of use.

In contrast, every-day cosmetics, containing many chemicals, maintained a damaged skin environment.

It also revealed that, compared to every-day cosmetic products, JooMo® maintains moisture on the skin.

Biodiversity of the skin microbiome is the secret and only reliable measure of skin health, so Third Wave cosmetics like JooMo® are designed with the sole intention of increasing biodiversity.

"TSW is a systemic problem that goes deeper than the skin, so how does JooMo help in whole body healing?"
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Introduction Pt2: Crucial Points to Note

WATCH: You may have experienced improvements but reached a point when healing has come to a standstill and the symptoms are ‘cycling’ – just as Sheila describes here.

Before starting the plan, there are some very important points to take into account. The concepts may be different to what you’ve been told by Doctors and the Cosmetics Industry, or the prevailing beliefs in our society. We’ve split them into ‘Do’s and Don’t’s’.

  • DO COMMIT TO THE WHOLE 4 MONTHS: It’s CRUCIAL to not just ‘dip your toe in’. This is a long-term microbiome (and immune system) strengthening process. It is a lifestyle change. Your body has been damaged extensively for many years in a lot of cases. Magic pill quick-fixes DO NOT exist, and anything which promises this is a scam. Topical Steroids are the perfect example of this, as they destroy the skin and immune system after long-term use. There have been patients who saw rapid improvements in Month 3.5 of the plan, whereas others saw the same much earlier on.
  • DO SLOWLY INTRODUCE JOOMO TO YOUR BODY: Some TSW patients we work with experience some slight awkwardness/dryness/soreness within the first few days of using JooMo. This can be from a number of things, as the immune system and microbiome have been subjected to horrific abuse at the hands of steroids and synthetic chemicals in modern cosmetics. A damaged immune system malfunctions and can over-react to substances even as harmless as water. So take time to let your body adjust and get comfortable with the new environment being created by JooMo. 

  • DO STOP MOISTURISER USE: ‘Moisturising’ as a concept was invented by the cosmetics industry to cover up the oil- and bacteria-stripping damage inflicted on the skin by their other products. Consumers then are tricked into buying more products which further damage the microbiome, from the same companies which caused damage in the first place. Conventional Eczema treatments consist of smothering the skin in ’emolients’ (moisturisers) to ‘manage’ the dryness, but end up making the skin dryer and damaging the microbiome more.
"Do commit to the whole 4 months: it's crucial not to just 'dip your toe in'."

"This is a long-term immune system strengthening process. It's a lifestyle change."
  • DON’T BE ALARMED BY A BIT OF ‘DRYNESS’: One explanation for the dry period experienced by some TSW patients, is that previous use of moisturisers stops the skin’s ability to regulate its own moisture, actually making the skin dryer and dependent on the artificial source of ‘moisture’. Healthy skin can regulate its own moisture, so it needs to regain its ability to do this. The dryness is a sign that the microbiome is trying to strengthen for the first time in a long while.
  • DO REALISE…: Once TSW patients are through this phase and they realise it was part of the strengthening process, they realise that a few days of awkward skin it was a small price to pay for relieving the hellish TSW symptoms.
  • DON’T FORGET THIS ONE CRUCIAL POINT: A healthy skin microbiome, high in biodiversity, and strengthened immune system, means the body can defend itself from infections, disease and allergies. It can also regulate its own moisture on the skin. 
  • DO REALISE THAT NONE OF JOOMO’S INGREDIENTS ARE IN HIGHER AMOUNTS OR CONCENTRATIONS THAN FOUND IN NATURE: Our ingredients were specially selected for their wonderful healing properties, and JooMo does not contain larger amounts or concentrations of them than our bodies have adapted and evolved to cope with.
  • DON’T FORGET THAT EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT: Our bodies are incredibly complex, and it can take varying amounts of time for your microbiome to adjust and feel totally comfortable in the new environment created by using JooMo®. This will depend on the person and many factors including your history of steroid/drug/cosmetic use, genetics, and lifestyle (including diet and job). Therefore, just because another patients saw results in 3 weeks, does not mean the same will be true for you. It’s crucial to see out the plan.
  • DO USE GETTING IN SHAPE IN THE GYM AS AN ANOLOGY: Just like with fitness and health regimes, you cannot become incredibly fit after one day in the gym. The same is true with this plan. If you are consistent with changing your lifestyle over a good period of time, you will be rewarded. Treatments which promise ‘magic-pill-quick-fixes’ (topical steroids, immune suppressants) therefore should not be trusted. 
  • DON’T GO BACK TO YOUR OLD LIFESTYLE: After doing a fitness regime for 4 months, if you went back to your old unhealthy lifestyle (think many burgers a day, no exercise and huge amounts of alcohol), you would expect your fitness to regress. Equally, after you finish this plan, if you go back to your old lifestyle (smearing damaging synthetic chemicals in cosmetics on your skin, exposing yourself to them in the environment, over- and longterm-use of strong drugs such as antibiotics or topical steroids), you expect it to cause a regression in your skin health. 
"Can I moisturise while using JooMo?"
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Phase I: Healthier Skin in 2 Weeks

Day 1-2:

WATCH: The intense itching and burning can start to improve very quickly. Sheila describes how the terrible itch went almost immediately after starting to use JooMo. 

  • First, where possible, stop using all other cosmetics such as moisturisers, creams, cleansers and soap. The use of drugs or medical products such as antibiotics, immune suppressants or antifungal creams should also be stopped. Antibiotics take an indiscriminate approach to getting rid of microbes, and therefore damage the microbiome even more, lowering its biodiversity. This means even though the ‘infections’ may temporarily seem to have been solved (staphylocoocos is a very common secondary one for TSW sufferers), it leaves the skin much more vulnerable to future infections. Re-building and re-balancing the skin microbiome and enhancing the skin’s biodiversity provides the best solution to an infection, as a healthy microbiome can heal itself.
  • N.B: The above is important for the successful treatment of the skin conditions indicated. Harsh chemicals or drugs in these products damage the skin’s natural environment, leading to a breakdown of its defences.
  • If you are dead-set on it, we understand using makeup or other cosmetics whilst on the recovery plan can’t be given up in 100% of cases, but just be aware that the results will be affected by the use of any synthetic chemicals as they disrupt the skin’s microbiome, dampening the effects of JooMo. The use of drugs such as the above will also affect healing and results. 
  • Moisturisers interfere with the skin’s natural processes and stop it regulating its own oil and moisture production.
  • 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 TSW patients do, it is crucial to not to rush into using a lot, as is explained above.
  • Your skin may start to feel ‘tight’: this is to be expected as for the first time in a long while you have stopped using oils and/or moisturisers, and your skin is adjusting. Intense itching and burning can start to improve, but this depends on the person, so do not be alarmed if your improvement is slower than another patients’.

IMPORTANT: You will feel changes to your skin almost immediately. Do not panic! This feeling is a normal part of the re-adjustment process. (You may also be unused to how healthy skin should truly feel). On very damaged skin, your skin may even feel a bit worse for the first few days as the skin starts the healing process. Unless you have a major reaction or are in pain, persist using JooMo® for at least 2 weeks. JooMo® is 100% natural & preservative free and doesn’t contain ingredients in amounts and concentrations larger than those our bodies have not evolved to cope with in nature. 

"Can I use other products while using JooMo?"
Day 3-7:

WATCH: Your skin may start to feel ‘tight’: this is to be expected as for the first time in a long while you have stopped using oils and/or moisturisers, and your skin is adjusting. Sheila adjusted the usage according to how tight her skin felt.

  • *If it feels right* you can start to use JooMo® Twice Daily (morning and evening as above). However, as everyone is different, you may respond better to staying at Once Daily.
  • A chronically damaged immune system and skin microbiome – that have been subjected to a lifetime of contact with chemicals in everyday cosmetic products and over-use of drugs such as topical steroids – can take variable amounts of time adjust to a ‘normalised’ environment and to stabilise.
  • We recommend, therefore, that in the crucial first few days of using JooMo® for the first time, you do not exceed these usage guidelines.
Day 8-14:

WATCH: Sheila found that the burning, itching, tightness and cracking almost completely disappeared. 

  • Continue to use JooMo® as explained above, it can be Twice Daily (morning and evening as above), but not more than Four Times Daily at this stage.
  • By now your skin microbiome will be adjusting to the new environment, and will be starting to create a biodiverse ecosystem that is unique and natural to you.
  • Your skin should be feeling healthier, softer, less dry and more ‘alive‘ after just two weeks of using JooMo®.
  • Dryness/tightness can start to improve, cracks start to heal and itch attack frequency can decrease.
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Phase II: Immune System Enhancement

Weeks 3-4:
  • As long-term Topical Steroid use can leave your skin microbiome and body extremely damaged, it may take under two weeks or longer for your microbiome to adjust and feel totally comfortable in the new environment created by using JooMo®. This will depend on the person and many factors including your history of steroid/drug/cosmetic use, genetics and lifestyle (including diet and job). 
  • However, it takes much longer for your microbiome to fully optimise itself in its complex relationship with your body’s immune system.
  • So, by continuing the treatment programme your microbiome will slowly work with your body to enhance your skin’s natural defences.
  • We would recommend, therefore, that you continue to use JooMo® up to Four Times Daily for the first month.
  • Keep paying attention to any improvements or changes in skin condition, but remember it is a long-term healing process, and sight small day-to-day changes are insignificant compared to the overall trend. The most horrible symptoms of TSW are a deep burning or itching beneath the skin which leads to disrupted sleep and poor mental health; red, inflamed skin; oozing sores which turn to scabs; puffy skin around joints; flakey skin; and sporadic ‘flares’. You should keep note of the overall change in these, as the microbiome strengthens.
"I’ve been using JooMo for a few days and while my itch and burn have gone, my skin isn’t fully healed. Is this bad?"
Months 2-4:

WATCH: Sheila describes how her skin reached a ‘turning point’ and her skin started to take off after 6 weeks. 

  • Your microbiome should now be starting to actively protect your skin, and working as a key part of your body’s system as a whole. These are the months when a more robust immune system and microbiome will start to really work hard at returning your skin to its true natural state. Your skin’s Biodiversity will be adjusting and continuing to increase.
  • The biodiversity of your skin microbiome is unique to every individual, and depends on your genetic makeup and the environment you inhabit and there is no such thing as the perfect microbiome. The only thing that can be stated with certainty is that the more microbially diverse your microbiome then the healthier your skin.
  • You will probably be finding, therefore, that you only need to use JooMo® Twice Every Day to maintain a healthy and protective Skin barrier.
  • However, being 100% natural & preservative free means that multiple daily use of JooMo® will NOT harm your skin or its microbiome. It is up to you to decide what’s best for you.

WATCH: Sheila says “I want you to know how thankful I am that I have my life back and I want that for others too!”

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Phase III: Maintenance Plan

How to stay healthy after 4 months.
"Even after dealing with the damaging effects of TSW, there are still things in the environment that can break down your microbiome. Using JooMo is important to keep your skin healthy."

"This can be thought of like the gym - to keep fit, it is important to keep it going!"

Many TSW patients who see great improvements in our 4-Month Skin Recovery Plan, and who ask the same question: ‘I have a healthy microbiome, high in biodiversity, that can start to defend and heal itself from infections and skin disease, so I no longer need JooMo?

The most important point to note here is the analogy with a health and fitness regime as described in the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ section above. This plan is a long-term lifestyle change to adopting a microbiome strengthening process. 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 restorative effect of JooMo.

Also, even once the 4-Month Plan has ended, there will be things which we can’t control in our modern environment which deplete the biodiversity of the skin microbiome and damage it (exposure to pollution; indoor, sterile living environments free of microbes from nature for our bodies to be exposed to; exposure to chemicals in our everyday life such as cleaning products etc; and everyday cosmetics). This means that the skin microbiome will still need to be boosted and enhanced to fight off attack from these factors.

For both these reasons, we recommend that our patients use a JooMo Maintenence Pack to keep their skin microbiome healthy and their immune system strengthened.

Ongoing Maintenance Regime
  • However, being 100% natural & preservative free means that multiple daily use of JooMo® will NOT harm your skin or its microbiome.

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