Sometimes it’s the Little Things…

You wake up scratchy. Your eyes feel rough and sandpapered and your skin feels parched. You have a pounding headache and you just don’t feel up to having a shower and getting ready for work and starting the day and being in the office…

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…

Leaky gut of the skin

Much like leaky gut, damage to the ‘bricks and mortar’ structure of the stratum corneum allows the penetration of antigens and other harmful substances through the barrier to the living layers of the skin, where they can drive an immune response. In fact, repeat…

The importance of zinc for skinintegrity

Approximately 6% of the body’s zinc stores are located in healthy skin.1 In wounded skin, however, zinc levels have been found to increase locally within the first 24 hours, most likely to aid in the removal of damaged tissue and to promote wound healing.2…