GQ.com: For Healthy Skin, Just Add - Bacteria?
How Does Adding Bacteria to Your Pet Skin - Keeps them Shiny and Healthy
Just like your gut, your skin can benefit from the right balance of bacteria. Marketing for soaps and hand sanitizers typically uses scorched-earth language, stuff like “Kills 99.99% of germs!” The idea being: Destroy all bacteria. But that might actually be bad for you—the way antibiotics disturb your body’s chemical makeup. Like your stomach, your skin has a delicate balance of bacteria called a “microbiome.”
- Doug Swarts