How to find a moisturizing hand wash for younger skin
Your skin barrier is complex and multifunctional. It consists of an acid mantle (referring to slightly acidic nature of the skin1), moisture barrier, skin microbiome and even has its own immune system.
All of these work together to keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out. When working properly, it can neutralize radical damage, reduce inflammation in the body, and retain moisture.
Skin is elastic, but unfortunately it can be affected by many external stressors, such as irritating skin care products.
One of the worst things you can do is use harsh detergents like sulfates. They dissolve your skin’s natural lipids, potentially altering the microbiome and lowering your skin’s pH.
These changes can lead to dryness, flaking, fine lines, dark spots, sticky skin and other signs of aging.