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What is the role of microflora on skin?

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03/08/2012

Two

roles of helpful bacteria are

♥ to keep the numbers of harmful bacteria in check. They do this by

occupying the skin space, leaving little or no room for harmful bacteria to

reproduce and grow and

♥ to produce acids that lower the skin pH. Many disease causing microflora

do not survive well in a low pH environment.