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8 Steps To Protect and Heal the Skin Barrier

The skin barrier is part of your stratum corneum, your top layer of skin, which is made up of Corneocytes and Lipids. The corneocytes are tough skin cells and lipids are fat that work together to keep out unwanted bacteria and keep in what your body needs.

What can cause it to be damaged?

  • Medical conditions like acne, eczema, rosacea, and more

  • Using harsh chemicals or soaps

  • Over exfoliating

  • Not using a moisturizer

Some signs that your skin barrier is damaged are acne, dry, scaly, and flaky skin, infection, inflammation, irritation, itchiness, stinging, and tenderness or sensitivity.

How to prevent and heal damage to your skin barrier:

  1. Wash with warm (but not scalding) water

  2. Use a gentle cleanser

  3. Exfoliate gently

  4. Don’t over-cleanse

  5. Keep skin moisturized

  6. Wear sunscreen!

  7. Treat pimples with care

  8. Keep your skin’s pH balanced

Products You Should Try to Help Your Skin Barrier!


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