SKIN CONCERNS

ALL ABOUT THE SKIN BARRIER

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The outermost layer of your skin has a natural, protective barrier. This outer surface contains a 3-part ecosystem: Microbiome, Acid Mantle, and Lipid Layer.

When all these parts are at their healthiest, the skin barrier is able to keep irritants and environmental stressors out and seal healthy nutrients and moisture in.

Your skin barrier is essential for good health and simultaneously protecting your body’s critical water balance.

Learn more below:

Microbiome Your skin's microbiome is an ecosystem of bacteria made up of billions of microorganisms on the surface of your skin. It works to guard you from bad bacteria that can affect your skin and overall health. Acid Mantle Your acid mantle is a thin, slightly acidic (ranging from 4.4 - 6 pH) film on the skin's surface. It helps to keep the good things (like moisture) in, and the bad stuff (like pollution, bacteria and viruses) out. Lipid Layer The lipid layer - aka your skin's oil - is comprised of 3 important lipids: fatty acids, ceramides and cholesterol. These promote cell turnover, help the skin hydrate and repair itself, and maintain skin elasticity.

 

give your skin barrier some love
Panthenol (Vitamin B5) can help improve skin barrier function. Researchers recommend cleansing with a product that’s close to your skin’s natural pH. Our GINGER MINT WASH is pH-balanced and formulated with provitamin B5 to be gentle on your skin's acid mantle.

This study shows that certain plant oils may help repair the skin barrier and also prevent it from losing vital moisture. Our brand new NOURISHING OIL is infused with organic green tea formulated to balance, calm, and feed your skin and bring out its natural glow!

 

XOXO, Denice