Harmful or Helpful?
Here’s How Hand Sanitizers Gel with Your Microbiome
While we have all been feeling some sense of loneliness and isolation, a select few might find comfort in the fact that we’re never completely alone—our skin is always host to a massive array of microorganisms, both inside and out.
Newborns have very few skin bacteria, but as they grow older and are exposed to different environments, they collect more bacteria and develop their characteristic microbiome. Human skin microbiota has been described as a “microbial fingerprint” due to its unique patterns in individuals.