Manipulating the skin’s defense mechanism
Sensation, control, and protection are some of the most important functions of the skin, which is the largest organ in the human body. Even though absorption is one of the roles, the skin’s natural tendency is to defend itself first. How does this affect skincare? It basically means that the skin will try to protect itself from a foreign substance by not allowing full penetration, which prevents the skin from fully accepting, using, and benefiting from many ingredients we use in the treatment room. This happens when the body doesn’t recognize an ingredient as “relative,” “familiar,” or a naturally occurring substance in the body. Numerous strategies have been suggested to improve the skin’s ability to absorb bioactive substances.
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