The skin’s natural protective barrier
The upper layer of skin acts as a protective barrier against environmental influences and prevents moisture evaporating from the skin. The protective acid mantle
is initially formed by the body’s own lipids
. The sound lipid structure ensures sufficient moisture and makes the skin look healthy and radiant. With a sound protective acid mantle the skin is also protected from damaging micro-organisms, infections, irritations and allergies. So that normal skin does not develop into dry or sensitive skin, the balance of moisture and lipids must be kept in balance
. By having a consistent beauty routine, you support your skin and help it to stay healthy, resistant and elastic for a long time.
What is behind a pH level?
A pH level is the measurement of the concentration of acids in liquids. As our skin consists largely of water, it has its own pH level. Our skin is slightly acidic as a result of the combination of the skin’s own substances such as sebum, sweat and water. The pH level plays an important role in correct skin care: the protective acid mantel has an average pH level of 5.5.
By contrast, normal soap has a much higher pH level – so the skin’s pH level is raised when cleansing. Only healthy and normal skin manages to reduce the pH to its natural level in a short amount of time. Find out more about your skin and how it works here.