Boston Globe (subscription)What your skin may reveal about youBoston Globe (subscription)Three-dimensional topographic maps created by a group of international researchers show that your skin is a wonderland of bacteria and that slathering on shampoo, lotions, or makeup can leave their traces on you for up to 72 hours after you apply them.and more »
All that soap, sunscreen, and lotion you slather on your body? That stuff sticks. The post Body Maps Expose the Chemical Residue That Coats Our Skin appeared first on WIRED .
Refinery29Gorgeous Images Reveal That You're Totally Covered In GermsRefinery29In the study, recently published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers first took cotton swab samples from two healthy adults (one man and one woman). They weren't allowed to bathe, shampoo, or moisturize for …