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The Acid Mantle & You

June 20, 2017

You’ve probably heard the term ‘acid mantle’ in various articles about skin care, but understanding what it is and how to protect it are integral to having beautiful, smooth and radiant skin. So what is the acid mantle… The acid mantle, or hydro lipid film, is a fine film on the surface of your skin with a slightly acidic pH of between 4.5 and 6.2 and it forms a protective barrier against viruses, bacteria and other toxins. It secretes a mixture of fatty acids, oils, amino acids, lactic acid and natural moisturising factor - your skin's own moisturiser.  Topical products, especially harsh cleansers, sun, air conditioners, antibiotics and dust can very easily disrupt this protective film and leave your skin...

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