I wish I had microscopic vision.
Because you wouldn’t look like a human, but a mass of microorganisms organized in a human shape, surrounded by cloud of microbes that would swirl every time you moved.
Or scratched yourself.
We know that the microorganisms that live in our gut are critical for our health.
But we tend to forget about the skin microbiome.
Like the microbes in our gut, the microflora that live on our skin defend their habitat for their own survival, and depending on whether the resident communities of microbes are ‘commensals’ (our allies) or pathogens, these residents either offer us protection or cause us harm. Continue reading