the lipid barrier and why it is critical to skin health


The lipid barrier is the topmost layer of skin that protects the skin from damage and dehydration and binds the cells together. This barrier helps prevent water loss from the skin, helps prevent the loss of Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF’s) (free amino acids, lactic acid, urea, PCA, sugars, and inorganic salts), and helps prevent bacteria, allergens and environmental pollutants from permeating deep into the skin and setting off immune responses.

This Article Includes:

  • Results of a Damaged Lipid Barrier
  • How We Damage Our Lipid Barrier
  • How to Protect the Lipid Barrier Naturally

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