The skin barrier is the outermost part of the skin, and is composed of lipids (oils) and cells. This layer is permeable and regulates which organism and substances can enter and/or leave your skin. It acts as both an antimicrobial system but also as a water regulating barrier. Simply put the skin barrier is important because it keeps water in and bad microbes out. So how does it do it?
Summer is here and in full swing! Summer to me is sun shine, cool breezes, lazy weekends spent by the beach or pool side, and hikes in the woods. Summer is also a time when I curse the heat, hide from mid-day sun, and worry a little too much about my pits smelling (too much info?). To make the most of my summer, I have an arsenal of natural products to make myself feel and look my best. I thought I would share those with you!
We're super excited to introduce a new member to the Apoterra collection! We collaborated with a local artisan and good friend of ours, Lovewild Design, to create a texturizing hair sea spray that will help protect our oceans! Our new Sea Mist is made with pink sea salt, algae extract, aloe, ylang and exotic verbena. 10% of proceeds of this sea spray will be donated to Ocean Conservancy to help protect our oceans and sea life!