What Lives on Your Skin? Understanding the Skin Microbiome.

Our skin's surface is an ecosystem of microorganisms that play a vital role in maintaining its proper function.

In this exploration of the skin microbiome, we'll dive deep into the diverse communities of bacteria living on your skin and introduce you to two products that can help you maintain balance within this microscopic habitat.

The Bacterial Residents of Your Skin

Remember that not all bacteria are harmful. In fact, your skin is home to a diverse array of microbial species that contribute to its overall well-being. On average, a staggering five million bacteria inhabit every square centimeter of your skin. Surprisingly, most of these bacteria aren't just harmless; they're beneficial, forming a protective shield against potentially harmful invaders.


Interestingly, different parts of your skin harbor distinct bacterial communities. Oily surfaces can host up to 80 million bacteria per square centimeter. However, drier regions house their own unique inhabitants.

Three Major Types of Skin Bacteria

Propionibacterium is present in your hair follicles and pores to feed on sebum – the oil your skin produces. While a healthy balance of sebum is beneficial, an excess can lead to these bacteria proliferating and clogging your pores, potentially leading to skin issues.

  • Corynebacterium lives in moisture-prone zones, are versatile and, for the most part, non-toxic. In fact, some strains are harnessed in the production of amino acids, and certain species share traits similar to antibiotics.
  • Staphylococcus aureus is typically found around your mouth and nose, these bacteria have a notorious side too. Some strains are responsible for skin infections that become red and inflamed.


For more information on the bacteria that lives on your skin, including the more problematic ones click here

Maintaining Microbiome Balance: The Role of Effective Cleansing

Effective cleansing isn't just about removing dirt and grime; it's about striking a delicate balance that nurtures your skin's microbiome. Regular body and handwashing can disrupt this delicate harmony, especially for individuals with specific skin conditions. This is why choosing effective cleansing products like CLn HandWash and BodyWash. Both products are carefully formulated to cleanse without causing undue stress to your skin's beneficial bacteria.


As you incorporate these products into your skincare routine, you're not only promoting skin health but also respecting the complex ecosystem that resides on your skin's surface. The gentle yet effective formulas of CLn HandWash and CLn BodyWash ensure that you can cleanse your skin without compromising its microbiome balance.

Essentials for Hygiene: CLn HandWash and BodyWash

CLn HandWash is an advanced solution tailored for those with sensitive skin prone to itching, dryness, dermatitis, and eczema caused by frequent handwashing. With a gentle yet effective formula, CLn HandWash not only cleanses but also hydrates and soothes your skin. It's the perfect companion for those whose hands come in constant contact with bacteria. This mild formula is designed to be used frequently, ensuring that your hands stay moisturized and protected without disrupting the skin barrier.


Meanwhile, CLn BodyWash, formulated with purposeful ingredients is a gentle formula perfect for those prone to eczema, dermatitis, rash, itching, redness, irritation, and even Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Its non-drying approach leaves skin looking and feeling smooth, clear, and refreshed. With results showing in as few as two weeks, CLn BodyWash is a testament to the positive change a well-balanced skin routine can bring.

Key Takeaway

Your skin is more than just a surface; it's a complex and fascinating ecosystem teeming with life. The diverse communities of bacteria that call your skin home play a pivotal role in your well-being. When you understand and nurture this microscopic universe, you're investing in the health and harmony of your skin. 


If you're combating dryness, itching, or seeking optimal cleansing, products like CLn HandWash and CLn BodyWash are there to offer a helping hand – or lather, in this case. Embrace the journey of understanding your skin microbiome and make thoughtful choices that resonate with the ecosystem beneath the surface. Shop today for a revitalizing skin journey brought to you by CLn HandWash and CLn BodyWash.