The Juice Press
Breaking down your skin’s barrier
‘Skin barrier’ is something that’s often spoken about in the world of skin care. You may also be familiar with terms such as acid mantle, microbiome, epidermis etc.
It’s complex, and there’s good reason for it - your skin is a complex organ! But when you start to breakdown what your skin’s barrier is and what it does, it’s also incredibly fascinating.
There are 5 components to your skin’s barrier. These are the epidermis, stratum corneum, the lipid barrier, acid mantle and the microbiome. They all play a vital but very different role in protecting you.
So, here’s a short summary of each component and how they work.