As our body’s first defense against the external environment, the skin is under constant aggression from the outside world. Exposed to the body’s internal biology, it is also vulnerable to changes in body chemistry. These stress factor scan disrupt the skin’s natural metabolic processes and leave it with sub-optimal health.
Each skin reacts differently when its balance is disturbed. These reactions manifest themselves as veritable dermotypes presenting distinct clusters of symptoms. Understanding the skin’s functions, structure, and metabolic processes is the first step towards achieving optimal skin health.