Our skin is the body’s largest organ, yet it is also the most sensitive. The skin barrier is the outermost layer of your skin, which blocks harmful pathogens and free radicals from penetrating into the lower layers. Harsh environments, stress, and exfoliating too often or too strongly can damage the skin barrier, resulting in skin sensitivities. The most telling signs of a damaged skin barrier are flaky skin, dull skin, rashes, inflammation, and breakouts. If you’re noticing any of these, don’t fret! A damaged skin barrier can easily be repaired.
If you’re using physical exfoliants that contain microbeads, it could be a reason for skin irritations. And while you may feel like using a physical scrub is more effective at scruffing away dead skin, a gel exfoliant is actually more effective and less harmful. With the help of enzymes and carbomer, which break down the “link” between dead skin cells and your skin surface, you can gently exfoliate without overkilling it. Sigi Skin’s Bright Skies Peeling Gel Exfoliator is formulated with spinach, pumpkin, and goji berry extracts to help you achieve that natural, new skin glow while maintaining your skin barrier’s strength.
To combat dry and flaky skin, it is always great to use products that can repair your skin barrier at night while you snooze. Look for skincare products that contain centella asiatica, probiotics, and squalane which can help rebalance your skin’s microbiome and smooth your skin. Try out Sigi Skin’s Youth Beam Anti-Aging Night Serum, which contains tribiotics and reishi mushroom extracts that boosts your skin barrier strength; The Dream Capsule Overnight Sleeping Mask contains allantoin, which soothes itchiness and heals injured skin, as well as squalane and purslane to stimulate cell repair. Let these nighttime skin saviours do the heavy lifting while you sleep!