Understanding the Function of Your Skin

Understanding the Function of Your Skin

The skin is the largest organ of the human body.

The skin of the face and neck is some of the most delicate skin on the body, and therefore is best treated with loving kindness, delicate touch and light patting.

The primary functions of the skin are:


  • From infections entering via the skin
  • By preventing loss or entry of fluids
  • From the growth of bacteria due to the pH balance
  • From damage such as abrasions and friction
  • Against ultraviolet light, through the regulation of melanin

Heat regulation

Via body temperature adjusting the blood flow and sweat production accordingly so as to maintain the body’s optimal temperature (around 37 Celcius).


Reacting accordingly to environmental temperature, pressure, vibrations, touch and pain.


Some lipid soluble materials can penetrate the semi-permeable skin, including fat soluble vitamins, oxygen, carbon dioxide, certain drugs and toxic materials.


Of sebum to help balance the skin’s pH and help moisturise the skin to prevent cracks and openings in the skin.


Of small amounts of urea, uric acid, ammonia and lactic acid via sweat.

Vitamin D formation

The skin with the aid of UVB (a part of sunlight) forms vitamin D, which is used in the formation and maintenance of bone and an abundance of other health benefits.

Being mindful of these vital functions, we recommend the following tips when using your skin care products:

We always recommend applying our formulations to damp skin, using gentle circular motions then lightly patting.

To make sure each formulation is received optimally by your skin at the deepest dermal level, always follow the correct product sequence.

Avoid introducing other products outside of the AEOS range, this is because artificial or synthetic preservatives and chemicals used in other products can interrupt and damage not only the fragile actives in our formulations, but also the delicate nature of your skin.