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Strengthening Your Skin Barrier: Signs of Damage and How to Protect Your Skin

Is your skin showing signs of damage? Here are 3 key indicators to watch out for and how to strengthen your skin barrier.

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Signs of a Damaged Skin Barrier: 1. DULL AND DEHYDRATED Just as rough skin is caused due to water loss, the inability to hold moisture in allows the water to escape at a rapid rate. This makes the skin look dull and dehydrated. 2. ROUGH, UNEVEN TEXTURE Transepidermal Water Loss is a condition where an impared skin barrier does not have the ability to lock in moisture. This allows the water from the skin to escape and evaporate at a rapid rate leaving our skin dehydrated, rough and flaky. 3. BREAKOUTS Those experiencing acne, pimples and breakouts can easily overlook the root of its cause. These concerns are often associated with hormonal changes, genetics, oil production, dead cell buildup and other factors, however a major contributor is a damaged skin barrier that is unable to fight the bacteria and irritants that penetrate into the skin with its weak defense system.

Protecting Your Skin Barrier:

  1. Use Antioxidants:

  • Vitamin C brightens and protects against free radicals.

  • Niacinamide helps rebuild skin cells and treats dark spots.

  • Incorporate these ingredients into your skincare routine to strengthen your skin barrier.

  1. Apply Sunscreen:

  • SPF protects against UV damage, preventing further barrier breakdown.

  • Apply sunscreen daily, even on cloudy days, to shield your skin from harmful rays.

  1. Stay Hydrated:

  • Drink plenty of water to maintain skin hydration.

  • Hydrated skin is more resilient and better able to repair itself.

  1. Minimize Sun Exposure:

  • Prolonged sun exposure can exacerbate skin barrier damage.

  • Limit your time in the sun and seek shade when possible.

Your skin barrier is vital for maintaining healthy, radiant skin. By recognizing the signs of damage and taking proactive steps to protect and strengthen it, you can achieve a smoother, more resilient complexion. Incorporate antioxidants, sunscreen, hydration, and sun protection into your skincare routine to keep your skin barrier strong and healthy.

Remember, consistency is key, so make these practices a regular part of your skincare regimen for optimal results. Your skin will thank you for the extra care and attention! Book a FREE consultation with our skin specialist to understand how our treatments can help your skin.

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