fbpx
Menu

4th January 2020

Skincare Tips: Repairing and Protecting Your Skin Barrier

Is your skin prone to inflammation, infections, redness, and breakouts? This could be a result of a damaged skin barrier. Harsh beauty products, weather conditions, and dehydration can make the skin dull and sensitive.

Luckily, you can take steps to strengthen your skin's protective layer both internally and externally. The skin barrier is the top layer of the epidermis and is made of skin cells, lipid molecules called ceramides, fatty acids, and water. If one of these elements gets compromised, the skin's protective layer weakens.

Here are some of our best tips and tricks to protect your skin barrier and enjoy glowing, youthful skin all year long.

Know Your Ingredients

With so many skincare products on the market, it's hard to sift through the best ones without trying them on your skin first. This constant testing and using various formulas can damage your skin repairing barrier and strip it from its natural oils.

This is why you should know which ingredients in beauty products are harsh for the skin and which boosts the skin barrier. Stay away from parabens, SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), formaldehyde, oxybenzone, phthalates, and artificial fragrances. Go for products that contain hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, Q10, alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), salicylic acid, natural oils, niacinamide, retinol, and ceramides.

Find the Right Skincare Routine

Using too many skin care products can weaken your skin barrier and cause irritation. To help your skin repair, simplify your skin care routine to a few simple steps:

  • Gentle skin cleanser
  • Refreshing toner
  • Antioxidant serum
  • Skin barrier cream
  • Eye cream
  • Sunscreen

Stay away from soaps, harsh exfoliators, and peel-off masks. Hot showers can also damage your skin, so try to wash your face with lukewarm or cold water instead.

Overhaul Your Diet

Is your skin looking dull, dry/greasy, and lifeless? Then your diet might be to blame. Consume fresh, unprocessed food, lots of water, lean protein, and healthy fats to help rejuvenate and repair your skin barrier. Avoid refined sugar, sodas, tobacco, alcohol, and fast food, along with eating very late at night.

Here are the best foods on the planet for healthy, glowing, youthful skin.

Wear Sunscreen

The best way to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays is to wear high-quality sunscreen. Sun damage can lead to premature aging, depigmentation, and even skin cancer. It's important to use SPF even in the winter to help your skin maintain its protective barrier.

See a Dermatologist

If you've used a product or have otherwise compromised your skin moisture barrier, talk to a reputable dermatologist. They'll examine your skin, assess the damage, and tell you what steps to take next. They'll also recommend the best products for your skin type with the highest-quality ingredients.

Protect and Rejuvenate Your Skin Barrier With These Tips!

Your skin is your largest organ and the best protection from infections, diseases, and internal organ damage. This is why you should boost its protective properties and use the best products for your skin type.

Ready to improve your skin barrier? Contact us today to discover the best skin repair and rejuvenation treatments for your skin type.

    review rating 5  I had a non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure done a year ago and was extremely pleased with the results. It lasted for a great amount of time! Therefore, I can't go without praising the doctor and staff! As they are fantastic at what they do. I was skeptical about the idea of fillers at first but the doctor reassured me as they were very comforting and possessed amazing communication skills. I have anxiety, constantly overthink and was surprised by how the doctor answered all my questions and supported me throughout my whole treatment. The doctor ensured that I felt 100% before starting the treatment. The doctor went through precautions and showed me the dates on the products used. Honestly, Dr Aesthetica deserves so much more recognition because they are genuinely amazing people and are very skilled in what they do. If there is anyone you should trust with your face it's these guys! Thank you so much and I hope to visit you soon for my second treatment! Without these guys, I don't know what I would do. I HAVE NEVER FELT SO CONFIDENT BEFORE! I would totally recommend!

    thumb s o
    1/02/2020

    review rating 5  Highly recommend going here. Very professional setting, friendly staff and Dr Farmah is so helpful. He will give you an honest opinion and puts you at ease when discussing treatments. I’m super happy with my results and I’ll definitely be back

    thumb Sonia
    1/06/2020

    review rating 5  Cannot recommend Dr Aesthetica enough. I had facial contouring after an informative and thorough consultation. It was quick, manageable pain, more discomfort.. but worth every second for my fantastic results. I will be going back for the same treatment when necessary and I cannot fault my experience

    thumb Katy Allen
    7/29/2019

Book Your Treatment Today

Dr Aesthetica offers professional Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Filler treatments in the Birmingham area. We aim to solve your cosmetic related issues with non-surgical interventions.
book now

The Latest From Us

Dr Aesthetica offers professional Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Filler treatments in the Birmingham area. We aim to solve your cosmetic related issues with non-surgical interventions.
Dr Aesthetica, Unit 1, 1431 -1433 Bristol Rd S, Birmingham, B31 2SU
Book Now
calendarphone linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram