What is Skin Microbiome? There is an ecosystem of microorganisms that live on the surface of our skin to keep it healthy, similar to our gut. If this ecosystem disrupted or becomes out of balance, the skin can become irritated, inflamed, and is more prone to infections. Key Role Of The Skin Microbiome:
Skin microorganisms use the finely scattered nutrients present on the skin for performing different functions.
Many of the microorganisms present on the skin surface produce molecules that hamper the occupancy of the other harmful microorganisms and also change their actions.
Skin microorganisms play an important role in guiding the adaptive and natural arms of the skin’s immune system.
Many skin diseases are associated with the skin microbiome and can be reversed or prevented by the alteration of the skin microbiota depending upon the type of the disease or the skin condition.