The Role of Your Acid Mantle

What is Acid Mantle

The acid mantle is the skins natural barrier and is made up of natural lipids – ceremides, cholesterol and fatty acids.

The Role Of Your Acid Mantle

These serve and protect the skin against the environment and trap the skins own hydration by retaining water in the skin.

If the barrier function loses protection from these natural lipids, from the skin being more alkaline as opposed to acidic, then the outer most layer of the skin designed to retain moisture and repel noxious chemicals becomes impaired and drier presenting as tight, rough, scaly or flaky skin.

It is the changes of the skin’s structure and function which leads to premature aging of the skin and dry itchy skin can even lead to eczema and dermatitis if left untreated.

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