When your skin is healthy, the barrier function is intact, and the acid mantle is naturally balanced. However, when your skin is out of balance, any number of conditions can occur:
Immunogenic Inflammation: When a rogue substance enters the skin, such as artificial fragrance or pollen, the immune system is instantly put on high alert.
Neurogenic Inflammation: When more neuro-active chemicals are released into the dermis than usual, the nervous system becomes overstimulated, resulting in a stinging sensation.
Unbalanced Acid Mantle: Several things, as discussed below, can upset the delicate micro-flora that keeps your skin healthy, allowing toxins to penetrate the dermis and cause irritation.
This natural balance is challenged daily by pollution, smog, sunlight, hormones, stress and more, and when this happens, a cycle of events occurs within your skin; natural immune triggers are produced deep within the dermis, which is part of your skin’s natural defence against these harmful triggers.
Unfortunately, these immune triggers can become overstimulated; when that happens, your skins natural equilibrium is disrupted. Over time, healthy cells are damaged, collagen and elastin fibres become distorted and break down. The delicate microflora that makes up the acid mantle is knocked off balance; consequently, your skin is less able to repair itself can lead to breakouts and premature ageing.
SOS has been intelligently formulated with medical-grade Manuka honey and a natural steroid in the form of Canadian Willowherb to assist in wound healing and reduce the risk of bacterial infection. The probiotics activate the immune repair process, rebuilding the acid mantle by balancing the healthy bacteria on your skin. Synergistically blended with Marshmallow Root Extract – scientific studies have determined that it possesses excellent antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory effects, helping to relieve skin irritation caused by furunculosis, eczema, and dermatitis.
With regular application, the damaging effects of immunogenic inflammation and neurogenic inflammation are reduced, and your skin’s equilibrium is maintained, making it the perfect addition for your first aid kit.