Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF)
What is NMF? It's a mix of ingredients that your skin creates naturally to keep your stratum corneum hydrated and healthy. These ingredients include amino acids, lactic acid, hyaluronic acid, and PCA. NMF are humectants, which means they draw water in and help your skin appear replenished, youthful, and healthy. However, although skin creates NMF on its own, it is easily compromised and stripped away by environmental factors like UV radiation and low humidity levels. So, how can you restore NMF and preserve your natural barrier function? Apply moisturizers or skin products containing NMF amino acids, always wear sunscreen, and practice healthy lifestyle habits.