February 20th, 2024

Skin School: Skin Barrier 101

Hey friends! Ever wondered about the superhero of your skin – the mighty skin barrier? Think of it as your skin's shield against the world – we're here to tell you how to keep it strong and resilient. Ready for a crash course in Skin Barrier 101? Let's break it down...

The Skin Barrier: Your Skin's First Line of Defense

Your skin barrier is like the frontline defender, fending off environmental aggressors like UV rays and pollution. Composed of Lipids, Ceramides, and other skin-fortifying elements, it keeps hydration in and irritants out. All of our Skinsentials are packed with Ceramides and other barrier-repairing ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide, making them great for maintaining a healthy skin barrier.

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Signs of a Weakened Barrier: Red Flags to Watch For

A weakened skin barrier? Not on our watch! Look out for red flags like dryness, redness, and increased sensitivity – they're the SOS signals. If you're experiencing signs of skin barrier damage, make sure to pull back on any harsh exfoliants or active ingredients in your regimen, and strip it back to basics. Our Skinsentials 3-Step Routine is packed with gentle, skin-loving ingredients that will help repair and strengthen your barrier. Start with Gentle Hydrating Cleanser to remove impurities without stripping the skin, follow with Gentle Hydrating Toning Milk for super gentle exfoliation and breakout prevention, and finish with Triple Moisture Water Cream to seal in hydration all day long. And don't forget to add Triple Protect SPF 30 Hydrating Cream every morning to prevent against sun damage!

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Build Your Skincare Toolkit

Now that you know the basics, you can introduce a couple of extras to help target any specific concerns. Dry and dehydrated, with flaky patches? You might need an extra dose of moisture with Hydration Intensifying Gel Serum. Skin looking a bit tired, dull, or uneven? Try adding in our Glow Intensifying Cream Serum to your routine to boost radiance and unify skin tone. Or, if your skin is feeling congested and you're dealing with a few more breakouts than usual, give yourself a detox with our Gentle Dual Exfoliant Cream.

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There you have it – your Skin Barrier 101 crash course. Now you're equipped with the knowledge and the tools to keep your skin barrier strong and healthy, now and in the future.

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