How to repair & protect your skin barrier
What can damage your skin barrier?
Every day, your skin confronts a barrage of threats, many of which come from outside your body and a few that come from within.
Some of the external and internal conditions that can affect your skin barrier include:
- an environment that’s either too humid or too dry
- allergens, irritants, and pollutants
- too much sun exposure
- alkaline detergents and soaps
- exposure to harsh chemicals
- over-exfoliation or over-washing
When your skin barrier isn’t functioning properly, you may be more prone to developing the following skin symptoms and conditions:
- dry, scaly skin
- sensitive or inflamed areas
- bacterial, fungal or viral skin infections
How to repair your skin barrier
You can help repair your skin’s barrier by simplifying your skin care regime, using products with a suitable pH, and using a moisturizer that contains ceramides or hyaluronic acid.
Here are some moisturisers we recommend:
MZ SKIN Hydrate & Nourish Age Defence Retinol Day Moisturiser SPF 30
Featuring a pioneering combination of encapsulated Retinol and an SPF30, this daytime resurfacing moisturiser smooths the appearance of lines and wrinkles, stimulates collagen production, and defends against UV damage. Hyaluronic Acid boosts hydration levels, to leave skin soft, smooth and supple.
Sunday Riley ICE Moisturiser
Ceramide-enriched moisturiser replenishes the skin with lasting hydration and strengthens the skin’s natural moisture barrier against environmental stressors responsible for premature aging. Skin stays smooth, balanced and ageless-looking throughout the day.