What Is Skin Microbiome And Why You Should Care About It?

For centuries, our skin has been considered a sterile barrier between us and the world. But recent research shows that our skin is actually home to an entire ecosystem of microbes that help us defend ourselves against infection and disease. How does this ecosystem work? You could say it's a lot like the human microbiome (the microbiome in your gut), except that instead of bacteria, these skin microbiomes are all fungi. They play a key role in protecting you from toxins in the environment and preventing skin damage caused by UV rays.   What are Skin Microbiomes? It's all about...