What is a healthy skin barrier and why is it so important?
The skin barrier is the first line of defense between you and the outside world. Without a healthy skin barrier, all sorts of harmful environmental toxins can penetrate your skin and cause disruption.
When our skin barrier is impaired, we are much more likely to experience irritation, dryness, dehydration and breakouts in the skin.
If you experience skin that is irritated and inflamed, rough to touch, acne Prone or dull and dehydrated… Chances are you have a damaged skin barrier.
Luckily, there are plenty of products available to help! Below we have listed our favourites that will get your skin functioning at its best again! All products can be purchased online at our website here, or in store at Soul Skin Torquay.
- You want to avoid cleansers that strip the skin of its natural oils and should be using something gentle and nothing that will over exfoliate the skin. Our favourite is Milk Cleanser, by DMK and Mild Clean, by Aspect Dr.
- When our barrier is impaired, it’s important we feed the skin with hydration and nourishment. Our Aspect Dr Range has got you covered. Hyaluronic Acid for hydration and Redless for nourishment and antioxidant protection are our top picks!
- Another way to strengthen the skin is through internal hydration and supplementation. Our DMK EFA’s contain a powerful group of essential fatty acids 3,6,7 and 9. Derived from evening primrose, sea buckthorn and coconut oil. They are the perfect way to “waterproof” the skin, maintaining internal and external hydration.
Have any questions or wish to book an in-depth skin analysis? Please contact our Skin Therapists on (03) 5261 5560 as they will be able to guide you in the right direction and assist you in achieving the skin of your dreams.
For more information about Soul Skin’s skin analysis, read our blog here. We look forward to seeing you in clinic soon! 💚