The skin microbiota is the term used to describe the millions of different organisms – bacteria, viruses and fungi – that live on Human Skin. The skin microbiome is the genetic material of all these microbes.
The skin is the human body’s second largest organ in terms of surface area, second only to the intestines. It contains seven layers of tissue and guards muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs.
There are over 1,000 species of bacteria and up to 80 different fungi specie on skin that have been identified, with research ongoing.