Maintaining the skin function by addressing the physical structure of the skin and its qualities

The two components of corneum and corneocytes work together in maintaining skin function. Corneocytes not only provide physical structure, but also produce natural moisturizing factors (NMFs) which attract and retain water in the stratum corneum. Where there is damage to the lipid-rich extracellular domain (i.e. from excessive exposure to irritants like soapy water and detergents or the use of topical corticosteroids), these NMFs may be leached from the corneocyte, compromising the hydration capacity of the skin. The resultant transcutaneous water loss actually impedes the activity of desquamatory enzymes in the stratum corneum which are responsible for proper skin shedding, ultimately leaving the skin dry and flaky.

For more detailed help with individual cases and to discover detailed protocols for any associated condition, please contact our professional Naturopathic Practitioner at:

A Natural Self,

A Naturopathy Clinic

Dana Kington


244 South Tce

South Fremantle, 6162


At A Natural Self clinic, you will find all the latest technology, such as Toxicity and Heavy Metal Testing, Live Blood Analysis (Hemaview), and Iridology. We also treat with all forms of Natural Medicine with the nutritional supplementation of Homeopathy, Western Herbs, Chinese Medicine, Vitamins, Minerals, Amino acids and Enzyme Therapy.

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