Have you ever felt like your skin has a mind of its own? Like it doesn’t matter how much moisturizer you later on, your skin still ends up dry? Or that your beloved tried-and-true skin products have suddenly turned against you in the form of breakouts and irritation?
If yes, the culprit may be a damaged moisture barrier.
Consider this barrier (also known as the lipid or moisture barrier) yours skin’s armour against the outside world. It keeps out all the things you don’t want (like nasty pollution, dust and toxins) and seals in the good stuff, like moisture!
If you are struggling with any of the following, a compromised skin barrier might be to blame:
- Dry, tight & flaky skin
- Sensitivity to products
- Skin feels tight and itchy
- Rashes, irritation and redness
- Rosacea and eczema
- Increased breakouts
How Does Your Skin’s Moisture Barrier Work?
Your skin’s barrier is made up of lipids, ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids that all bind together to keep hydration in and bacteria out. When the barrier is working in harmony, your skin will appear happy and healthy. Goals, right? However, when it’s compromised, skin can feel super dehydrated, tight, or irritated.
Overtime this imbalance can lead to inflammation, acne, infections, free radical damage and premature aging. Thanks but no thanks. 👋
Rest assured, there’s good news! It only takes a few weeks to start repairing a barely-functioning barrier. With a few small teaks you can strengthen your skin so you are a glowing goddess in no time!
Always Be Gentle With Your Skin
First and foremost, it’s so important to always be gentle with your skin. We know it can be really frustrating seeing your pores clog up, and you might want to squeeze everything out, but in end it will just strip away the barrier that we need to keep the gunk out in the first place.
Try opting for an oil-based balm or creamy cleanser that can help clean your face, without further drying it.
Ditch the Towel
After cleansing, instead of rubbing your skin dry with a towel, pat it down with your hands or softly with a muslim cloth. It will only take an extra 20-30 seconds and it can make a massive difference in decreasing the dehydrating effects that cleansing has on your skin.
Less is More
Sometimes too many ingredients in different skincare products can cause a negative reaction. This is exactly why we are big believers that less is more when it comes to what we put on our skin.
Instead of working on the surface, where most topical products are applied and stay, ingesting nourishing ingredients that work from inside our bodies will provide the support our skin needs. Try swapping out processed foods for more anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich foods which are essential for a clear, vibrant complexion.
If healthy, glowing skin is your goal, our Antioxidant Glow Complex Gummies are your ticket there. They are packed with superstar antioxidants that will strengthen your skin’s natural barrier, heal irritation and have a POWERFUL anti-inflammatory effect when consumed. They will leaving you saying “new skin, who dis?"
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