Questions and answers about the skin microbiome and pre- and probiotics.
We, humans, and the many bacteria that live in us and on us have evolved together for millennia. This stuff may sound yucky but what is actually is yucky it’s when the bacteria are not there. Our body needs them, they are crucial to the immune system and epidermal development and differentiation. Microbe colonization of our skin is no longer perceived as a threat but as a factor to be evaluated depending on the circumstances. Bacteria are so enmeshed with the human body that, for some purposes, they could be considered part of it. This relationship starts as soon as a baby makes its way through the birth canal, collecting … Continue reading Questions and answers about the skin microbiome and pre- and probiotics.
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