As a Corneotherapist, I specialise in helping my clients to repair and maintain an intact and healthy skin barrier. Without an intact and healthy functioning skin barrier, we are susceptible to all sorts of skin issues and premature aging.
In the past, it was thought that the outer most layer of our skin was dead. We now know that isn’t true and that our outer most layer of skin (stratum corneum) is a biologically active cellular tissue. Infact, the stratum corneum plays a significant part in our overall skin health, because it communicates with the underlying epidermis and influences the renewal processes in deeper layers of the skin.
The importance and significance of the stratum corneum was established by Dr Alber Kligman (the co-inventor of Retin-A). This understanding of the stratum corneum, along with the appropriate interventions and topical treatments is a group of therapies that Dr Kligman labeled “Corneotherapy”
As a practicing corneotherapist, I follow the principles of corneotherapy. By using good skincare ingredients and the correct skin treatments, I help my clients to repair and maintain a healthy functioning skin barrier.
You can learn more about corneotherapy at The International Association of Applied Corneotherapy