Hey Sunny Hunnies,
Did you know that your skin is your largest organ... And it’s covered in trillions of microorganisms, like bacteria, fungi, and viruses. These invisible life-forms are known as the skin microbiome. They’re an important part of your overall health.
What Does Your Skin Microbiome Do?
It’s part of a physical layer that protects you from the outside world. It works with other parts of your skin to:
✔️ Fight infection.
✔️ Help your immune system work.
✔️ Heal wounds and control inflammation.
What Affects the Skin Microbiome?
Your “core microbiota” are a group of microorganisms that are routinely found in your skin. These microbiota become pretty stable early in life, perhaps when you're about age 3. But they can change.
Some other things that affect your skin microbiome include your:
- Other lifestyle choices, like smoking
- Air pollution