Despite being a seriously important part of your skin’s ecosystem, the acid mantle is rarely discussed. Maybe it’s a good time to understand what it is, why it matters and how to treat it right. What is an “acid mantle” and why should I care? Before we get any further, let’s talk about what, exactly, the acid mantle is. Simply put, it’s the protective barrier that covers your skin. Made up of natural oils (sebum produced by your sebaceous gland),…