PROPER SKIN CARE PROTECTS OUR LIVING BODY SHELL
STRENGTHENING THE NATURAL FUNCTIONS THROUGH SKIN CARE
In order to understand the skin’s needs it is important to understand its structure and function. Only then is it possible to select the proper skin care – and to provide holistic support.
The skin may be only 1,5 to 4mm thick, but it is made up of three layers:
Epidermis – the protective shield
A fatty layer of horn cells covered by a fine film of water and fats (hydrolipidic film). This is our most important skin protection barrier that works similar to a wall: The fat holds the horn cells together like mortar would bricks. It makes the skin smooth and water-repellent, and also prevents water from escaping (after all, our body is about 70% water).
An acidic pH value protects from pathogens. Additionally the epidermis includes pigment cells, tactile cells and „watchers“ of the immune system, that will alarm the body’s defense systems when detecting foreign matter or bacteria.
Dermis – the bumper and provider
The robust and thick middle layer made mostly out of elsatic connective tissue like collagen and elastin. It contains thousands of nerve fibres that register temperature, pressure, touch, pain or itching. It also contains blood and lymph vessels that provide the epidermis with nutrients and ferry off „waste“, and tallow and sweat glands that transport fat and moisture to the surface.
This is also where the hair roots are located. When the watchers of the immune system activate the „alarm“, the dermis swells, creating wheals and pimples.
Hypodermis – heat cushion and energy safe
A layer made of fat cells and loose connective tissue, pervaded by blood vessels and nerve strands. It cushions and isolates the body to protect it from cold.
THIS IS HOW THE SKIN IS KEPT IN HEALTHY BALANCE
The health and look of our skin is deeply dependent on influences from the inside as well as the outside. That is why nothing shows our way of living and our health as well as our emotional situation and our skin maintenance like the skin does.
When the skin is stressed, it quickly falls out of balance – and it will show that by getting rough and dry, or developing impurities. It will react more severely, tends to get inflamed or wrinkled. In this case it is important to quickly get it back into balance. With skin care by KARITÉ naturelle that is quite simple. Because it naturally contains ingredients that holistically support the self-regulation of the skin on many levels.