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Fast facts about your SKIN

• The Australian general practice activity report 2008 to 2009 found that skin conditions accounted for 15.1% of all consultations, indicating a strong demand for effective clinical solutions.1

• Skin is the largest organ of the human body, with a total surface area between 1.5 to 2m2.

• Each cubic centimetre of skin is home to approximately one million bacteria. Maintaining microbial balance is therefore crucial not only for healthy skin, but also for overall wellbeing, as it provides local defence against invading organisms and keeps the immune system primed and ready for action.2

References 1 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. General practice activity in Australia 2008–09. 2009. Accessed (21.06.2010) 2 Hun Lee S, Kyoo Jeong S, Ku Ahn S. An update of the defensive barrier function of skin. Yonsei Med J. 2006;47(3):293-306.