Last week we talked about skin microbes. This week let's look at how those microbes boost the skin's immunity. Skin microbes manufacture peptides that boost the skin's immunity by protecting the skin from undesirable microbes. The good skin microbes not only provide an immune response, they also seem to educate the immune system as to how to respond to the invaders. The skin's natural fatty/oily sebum is thought to be a natural antibacterial layer that helps to keep some of the bad microbes out. Sebum also secretes fatty acids that help good microbes to colonize and help boost immunity. So lather yourself in a good quality, organic sesame oil to help increase those good microbes that love oil!
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