While “War of Worlds” sets a new sales record for Paramount, this Hollywood blockbuster sends a healing message as old as time itself- bacteria are lifesavers.
Even though most microorganisms are invisible to human eye, life, as we know it would be utterly impossible without ubiquitous bacteria. We can all enjoy blessings of photosynthesis, digestion and formation of natural gases thanks to innate power of bacteria to break down substances.
Ironically, much of anti-acne industry is built around destroying widely misunderstood yet biologically necessary bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes, or p acne bacteria.
All life forms strategize to survive and procreate. Weeds, worms, birds, fungi and bacteria all work to sustain their own lives on this planet. In fact, we humans survive because of biological games constantly unfolding in our mist.
P acne bacteria are no different. They want and need to survive. Skin bacteria perform an important function. Bacteria use secretions of our sweat and sebaceous glands (sebum is oil that makes our skin look shiny) as nutrients. P acnes that are in balance with your body prevent colonization by more harmful bacteria.
P acne bacteria only encourage acne formations if production of oil on face is excessive. This surplus of oil of prompted by hormonal, nutritional, environmental and/or psychological changes in body. So to prevent acne, you do not what to kill bacteria per se, but keep amount of bacteria on your skin at an optimal balance.