In the ever-evolving world of beauty, the term “Skin Barrier” has emerged as a buzzword, making waves across the industry, featuring prominently in your friends’ skincare collections, and trending on various social media platforms.
This is not a trend to be dismissed lightly! The hashtag is fostering a new consciousness about skincare, particularly focusing on the preservation and restoration of your skin barrier.
Applying potent active ingredients or an excessive number of them on your skin without a clear understanding of their function can be detrimental to your skin barrier. This can result in dryness, irritation, and inflammation.
The Impact of Inflammation and Irritation on Skin Health
Sustained inflammation and irritation can accelerate the ageing process. To circumvent this, Clinical Dermatologist Dr Sonia Khorana recommends the use of a pH-balanced cleanser twice daily, coupled with a moisturiser that blends occlusives, humectants, and emollients.
Identifying Skin Barrier Damage
Are you concerned that your skin barrier might be damaged? If you’re uncertain about where to source your next skincare product, we have a couple of suggestions.
PH Balancing Toner (£30)
Our pH-balancing toner not only hydrates but also replenishes the skin. It is formulated with ceramides, renowned for their ability to retain the skin’s natural moisture, and ubiquinone, a potent antioxidant that aids in preventing cellular damage. This unique formula is designed to maintain the skin’s pH levels. Infused with Aloe and willow bark extract, it leaves your skin feeling soothed, radiant, and rejuvenated.
Vitamin B5 Antioxidant Moisturiser (£30)
This ultra-lightweight antioxidant moisturiser is designed to provide lasting hydration and promote healthy-looking skin. Your skin will feel instantly hydrated and radiant, thanks to the powerhouse ingredients: hyaluronic acid, camellia japonica flower extract, and sunflower seed oil, all contributing to a soft matte finish.
In conclusion, understanding and caring for your skin barrier is not just a passing trend, but a fundamental aspect of skincare. By choosing the right products and using them correctly, you can protect, restore, and maintain your skin barrier, ensuring a healthy, radiant complexion.
Remember, your skin is unique, and so should be your skincare routine. Choose wisely, and your skin will thank you.
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