In addition to bacteria, chin can carry mites, viruses and fungi, but less frequently; Rainfall in the region requires cleaning three times a day
The bees are full of bacteria that protect the skin
Giovanna Borielo, from R7 *
Human skin, including the hair and the beard, is the second part of the body with the highest amount of bacteria and loses only to the intestine, according to dermatologist Caio Lamunier, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculty of Medicine, USP (HC-FMUSP). He explains that these bacteria, present in tissue of the body, help protect the skin from infections.
The European study has shown that male chin has more bacteria than canine hair, but that does not mean that his chin is dirty. "If we kill all the bacteria that exist in our body, we will die," explains Lamunier. "People interpret the bacteria in the wrong way, as if they were dirt, we live surrounded by bacteria and we have them 10 times more in our body than the cells.
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These bacteria are called "commensurate bacteria", living in harmony with other beings and favoring each other. In the case of bacteria that inhabit the skin, they are responsible for creating a characteristic smell of each of them and protection against other bacteria.
Lamunier states that there are several bacterial families living on the skin and are the main ones Staphylococcus and Streptococcus, which are generally useful. However, some types of bacteria may be pathological when strain changes and imbalances in bacterial flora and, if they come into the bloodstream, can cause the disease but are rare. Apart from bacteria, chin can carry mites, viruses and fungi, but less often.
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Some infections can be caused by microorganisms present in chin, such as mycosis and seboreal dermatitis caused by mushrooms, and folliculitis caused by bacterial infection. Already allergies to the region can be caused by shaving creams, for example, since it is not possible for a person to be allergic to her own hair.
"Having a beard can be considered healthy because the hair is shielded from UV rays and bacteria protect the skin." Pears look like shaggy hairs to protect the urethra, for example, he claims.
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The doctor states that it is necessary to clean the chin every day, which requires that it be washed at least once a day with soap and running water. For men who have more oil in the area, the dermatologist advises cleaning two to three times to prevent dermatitis in the area. Lamunier advises men to wash their chin after a meal and keep them smaller to ease hygiene.
* Preparatory R7 under the supervision of Deborah Giannini