Skin care is something that should be really simple, yet every day millions of bottles fly off the shelves and there’s still no universal conclusion to the problems of our skin and the reason why I think that is it’s because skin care is kind of like a chemistry experiment. What works for me might not work for you and we all know that but there are principles that we all can follow to kind of find the perfect skin care for our particular skin-type.
A lot of us hear about a good product and we go out and buy it and if we aren’t paying attention to the basics, then we’re essentially just shooting in the dark and hoping that we find a good solution to our problems. But, if you pay attention to the basics, then you’re going to be paying attention to your skin’s protective barrier, your skin’s health and your skin’s vulnerability to aging.
What is “Acid Mantle”?
Acid mantle is a protective layer on the skin that has a ph of four-point-five to six-point-two. It’s clear and slightly on the acidic side. Seven being neutral. The acid mantle acts as a protective barrier as well as an antioxidant. When the mantle is thrown off by alkaline soaps or harsh cleansers, our skin is left pretty much defenceless and that’s when bacteria can get in and blackheads happen and acne happens, there are other factors than that, but this is probably the main thing.
So you shouldn’t be using products that throw off your skin’s ph. Alkaline soaps are one of the main things that contribute to screwing up your acid mantle. Your skin feels good for the moment, but that’s because it’s missing everything. It’s missing the natural oils, it’s missing the protective barrier and and it’s mi