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.