It seems I keep using a term that some of my avid followers do not necessarily understand, thank you Terri-Ann for you question and I hope this sheds some light on your question…..
What is the skin’s acid mantle?
Our skin secretes oil and perspiration and mixes with our skins natural moisturising factors to create our skins vital acid mantle.
The acid mantle should be slightly acidic and at a pH of between 4.5- 6.0 to function as a natural part of the skins ecological balance. As the skin contains natural micro flora to protect our skin from harmful micro organisms, it requires a healthy acid mantle to prevent secondary microbes from penetrating our skin and causing internal damage.
Unfortunately, many harsh cosmetics and skin care products disrupt this delicate acid mantle and leaves our skin open to invasion of nasty microbes causing allergies and sensitivities to our skin.
Ensure you use skin care products that look after your acid mantle and allow your skin to play its role of protection.
Does your skin care retain your skin’s acid mantle? If you are using skin care, particularly cleansers that make the skin feel dehydrated and sensitive, this is a sure sign that your acid mantle is disrupted leaving the skin predisposed to damage…….
Please leave your thoughts on your skin care products, do you use products that leave the skin feeling tight and sensitive?
Do you know of great skin care products that focus on skin health and maintaining the acid mantle?