6 Ways to... Maintain a Strong Barrier Function
The skin barrier, also known as the stratum corneum, is the uppermost layer of the skin and the layer that we can see.
It's our skin's first barrier from the outside world protecting it from environmental stressors such as pollution, UV exposure, irritants and is also waterproof - pretty amazing right? It's also there to stop hydration escaping from the skin which we all know can lead to itchiness, flaking and generally lacklustre skin.