Skin is the largest organ of our body and acts as a natural barrier to protect our body from extremes of temperature, harmful chemicals, allergens, viruses and bacteria among other functions. Therefore, it makes sense to look after our skin well rather than taking it for granted.
Skin is made up of three layers that form a protective barrier between the body and the environment:
- Epidermis – thin but tough outer layer
- Dermis – contains hair follicles and sweat glands
- Hypodermis – the deepest layer
To help maintain the natural protective barrier of our skin, we need to actively moisturising the Stratum Corneum (the very top layer of epidermis) in order to keep it hydrated and healthy.