How to repair the skin barrier?
Winter, pollution, stress, lack of sleep and makeup can all contribute to damaging the skin barrier. When we talk about damage to the skin barrier, we are talking about a disruption of its functions. This one has two principal functions:
- to maintain a biological balance and to protect the body from excessive water loss
- to protect against external threats such as allergens, pollution, free radicals, infectious agents and chemicals
So how do you protect your skin barrier when it's damaged?
Simplify your skin routine
To avoid irritation on your damaged skin simplify your routine. Stick to the essential steps of cleansing, moisturizing and protecting your skin. This will allow your skin barrier to replenish itself. Don't try new products when your barrier is damaged, as this may irritate your skin more.
Stop exfoliating your skin
This will allow your skin to regenerate its skin barrier. Once all the symptoms are gone, you can start to slowly incorporate exfoliation into your routine.
Moisturize your skin
Moisturizing is the key step to repairing your skin barrier. When the barrier is damaged, moisture evaporates quickly into the skin. It is therefore important to use moisturizing balms at night to provide maximum hydration to your skin like the Epara brightning balm. It is also essential to seal in your moisturizer to keep your skin barrier happy and healthy. Kadalys Precious Nourishing Oil is a skin care oil that nourishes the skin and seals in moisture. The use of natural serum like Nectarome's Prickly Pear, Argan and Neroli Restructuring Serum, full of natural fatty acids will help repair the skin barrier.
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