Skin barrier: What is it and how to reinforce it

July 27 2022 – Genevieve Chaplin

Skin barrier: What is it and how to reinforce it

Skin barrier: What is it and how to reinforce it

Firstly, the skin barrier isn't just one barrier, it's three!

There's the physical barrier..

Your skin is really good at keeping stuff out. There’s different layers of protection: The stratum corneum (the dead skin cells of your skin), the lipids from sebum and of course, the microbiome.

Then, there's the chemical barrier..

This barrier consists of the acid mantle which is a chemical shield of made of lipids, proteins and compounds from your microbiome, all with a slightly different ph. They will protect you from viruses, bacteria or other contaminants that might want to enter.

Lastly, there's an immune barrier..

Stopping and destroying intruders is it's specialty. Your skin and the microbiome work together to synthesise anti-pathogens actives, such as lactic acids or antimicrobial peptides. It’s an absolutely amazing system that we are just starting to understand.

All of Simply Softr products are designed to improve and rebuild the skin barrier.
Our products have 3 main functions:

Nourish skin to improve hydration & smoothness

Soothe 
skin to calm the look of irritation

Improve 
skin’s natural balance

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