Maintaining a healthy skin barrier is the key to maintaining optimal skin health — that is, smooth, clear, comfortable skin.
A damaged skin barrier leads to a myriad of skin issues such as breakouts, redness and irritation.
What is skin barrier, you might ask –
Skin barrier is called the epidermis, which is the outermost layer of cells on the skin.
The skin barrier prevents water loss and defends your skin against environmental aggressors. It is normally weakened by aging and genetics, but bad skin habits such as over-cleansing, using harsh cleansers and over exposure to UV rays also lead to a weakened skin barrier.
If you’re experiencing skin dryness, dullness, redness, sensitivity and breakouts, these are some signs of a damaged skin barrier, and what we are facing now due to the constant wearing of a face mask when we are in public.
How To Repair Your Skin Barrier
But with a proper skincare regimen with the right products will help to fix and strengthen your skin barrier. Look for products that contain antioxidants, purslane, humectants and emollients; these ingredients work best to strengthen your skin barrier.
First, start off with a gentle and non-stripping cleanser such as Kaleanser, that helps to remove impurities, dirt and grime effectively and gently.
You can follow up with a skin barrier strengthening sheet mask if you need a quick fix to rebalance your skin’s microbiomes – using Tea-Tox 4 times a week for the first week, will greatly help to improve and strengthen your skin. We would advise you to use 1-2 sheets a week thereafter, for optimal maintenance.
And always moisturise! No matter what skin type you have – even for those who have oily or acne-prone skin type. For those who have a really damaged skin barrier, try to use an overnight sleeping mask during your night time routine to really ensure your skin barrier is hydrated and it has the ingredients to boost the reparation of your skin barrier, which is why we formulated Dream Capsule to be a staple in our daily night routine. Dream Capsule contains purslane, bakuchiol and squalane to help boost collagen reproduction and seal in moisture, even for those who have really damaged skin barrier.
Lastly, do not forget your sunscreen! Exposure to UV rays without proper protection leads to free radical damage on the skin — which damages the skin barrier. Whether you’re indoors or outdoors, always apply a sunscreen!
Morning Glow is a 100% physical sunscreen that is perfect for those who are pregnant or nursing, it is also an excellent choice for those who are sensitive to the chemical filters used in chemical sunscreens.