Your Acid Mantle Makes You Sexy
Your skin is the largest organ in the body. It’s this really big curtain - it’s just layer after layer of intrigue. The skin has like, a thousand functions every single day – the most important of which is to keep me looking young and sexy!
In all seriousness, there are an endless amount of functions that take place in the skin. But it’s overall function is to ensure that disease stays out of your body and water stays in! Let me give you an example. If you’re a Game Of Thrones fan, you’ll love this!
You know how in The Game Of Thrones - there’s “the Wall” that was constructed to keep the Seven Kingdoms safe from Wildlings. Well, your skin is like The Wall, and bacteria is like the Wildlings and the riches of The Seven Kingdoms is the water in your body/ skin.
Your skin is created in layers, the top layer is the Stratum Corneum, some people also call it the “Acid Mantle”. The goal is to keep the “Acid Mantle” intact so it can kill bacteria and not let them into your body so you don’t get a horrible infection and drop dead! It also keeps moisture from escaping – so your skin stays hydrated and you can slay the game in every #selfie that you take!
The Acid Test
When it comes to “acid” there’s always talk of pH, I won’t bore you with that. Just know that sometimes when you wash your face with certain soaps or do too much exfoliation, or experience extreme temperature changes – it can throw off the pH balance of your skin and that can cause irritation, redness, itching, flaking, dryness – overall yuck! If you don’t have a good pH balance – all your skin’s moisture will run away faster than a non-committal boyfriend after you say, “I love you,” too soon.
You still with me?
You can easily stop all of that shitty irritation. Super Simple Solution – A daily step that almost everyone overlooks or skips in an attempt to save time and money. Oh, how we love to be stressed and busy! Stop it! Take 3 seconds and pick up a bottle of toner and spritz your damn face!
Toner Saves The Day
That’s right. Toners balance the pH of the skin. So the acid mantle is intact – keeping in valuable moisture and keeping shit out of your body! See, your Acid Mantle makes you sexy. When your skin is in balance, it looks great, and when your skin looks great - admit it - you feel sexy. :-)
3 Toners That Will Save Your Acid Mantle
Here are 3 toners that we love, get to know them and for the love of all things moisturized and dewy – buy one and use it daily!
SAIAN Herbal Toner is light, natural and fragrance-free. It refreshes and soothes the skin with its abundant bouquet of herbs and hyaluronic acid. Our gentle toner is enriched with Sage, Witch Hazel, Hops, Calendula, Lavender, Licorice, Lemon Peel, Horsetail, Burdock Root, Yarrow, Comfrey, and Sage! Soothes damaged irritated skin. Contains antioxidant and regenerative properties, stimulates cell regeneration in stressed, affected skin. Improves rough and chapped skin. Paraben-free and formulated especially for sensitive skin.
This light toner combines the following extracts in our formulation -Grapefruit, Rose E, Ginger Root, Melon, resulting in light scent each time you utilize a refreshing spritz. This natural toner restores the natural pH level of the skin while tightening pores, while also improving blood circulation to give skin a finer, softer texture. Toner is an important step after cleansing, prepping your skin to absorb the following products to their fullest potential.
Provides vital botanicals, anti-inflammatories and phospholipids to help repair and protect the skin. This toner is excellent for all skin types. Heals with Aloe Barbadensis extract, and offers anti-inflammatory properties with Chamomile extract. Rosehip Oil extract soothes the skin green tea and Carboxymethyl Betaglucan provides superior antioxidant protection. It also features Azulene: An anti-inflammatory antioxidant derived from chamomile.
Serious Note: Toners often times get overlooked out of ignorance for the very important function that they perform. Keeping skin glowing and healthy requires that it function optimally. An intact acid mantle keeps skin hydrated and allows it to remain healthy, which will have it function to optimal levels.
We’d like to thank Saian Skincare, Sesha Skincare and Elaine Sterling Skincare for sponsoring this article.