Skin Barrier 101
What you need to know about your skin barrier and how to protect it!
What is it?
What it does
Your skin barrier helps keep environmental toxins out and helps keep your natural moisture inside your body. Without the skin barrier your natural moisture would evaporate and leave skin vulnerable.
How it works
Cholesterol, fatty acids, and ceramides make up your skin barrier. They help retain moisture and defend your body from the elements. Over time they can become depleted leading to barrier damage and irritation.
Dry skin, itchy skin, or inflammation can mean a compromised barrier. You can work to repair your barrier by simplifying your skincare routine, and adding ceramides and moisture back to the skin.
Keep it healthy
As your body's first line of defense, a healthy skin barrier is important to your overall health! After repairing damages, a simple and consistent skincare routine can help you maintain your healthy skin barrier.
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