Factors such as the skin’s pH balance and its microbiome play an important role in the health of the skin and in protecting it from the external environment.
In a well-balanced epidermis, it is considered normal that the face’s T-zone may be slightly more oily than the rest of the face and that overall, the sebum and moisture is well balanced. A velvety, soft and smooth texture is a good indication of skin health and radiance.
When the skin’s pH is altered, the barrier function is compromised. Water loss is increased and the skin dehydrates, leaving it more susceptible to external irritants like pollution and sensitivity.
The skin’s microbiome works hand in hand with the pH level and acts as a natural antibiotic, keeping the skin acidic and making it difficult for germs to grow, thus protecting it from infection.
To read more about this topic, as well as about products that strengthen the epidermal barrier, go to pages 36 to 38 of the April 2022 issue of the Professional Beauty digital magazine. Click here https://issuu.com/professionalbeautysa/docs/00_pbapril_issue_1_/36?fr=sMmQ1NDQ4NTA2MDE