Cases of eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne and many other skin problems have increased dramatically in the last decades.
While the exact cause is still unknown, a link has been established between the loss of bacterial diversity and a variety of skin problems.
Some bacteria cause infections and make painful skin conditions worse. Others are essential for the balance of the skin microbiome.
Imbalances in the microbiome are problematic since bad bacteria are able to multiply and outnumber the good bacteria. This impairs and sometimes damages the immune system and barrier function of the skin, which can lead to various skin problems.
Topically applying live probiotic bacteria on the skin of those who lack the natural defenses against pathogens is a new and more natural way to fight the problem of increasing skin problems caused by imbalances in the skin ecosystem.