Do you ever experience a stinging and burning feeling after using you skincare products? This is not a sign that your products are working, it’s a sign that your skin barrier is damaged.
Damaging your skin barrier easily happen by simply over exfoliating. Now don’t get me wrong, there are products out there that are full of ingredients that can cause irritation to the skin and yes eventually causing damage to your skin barrier also. However over exfoliating with even a gentle oat base powder can cause irritation.
In simple terms the skin is made up of three main layers:
Our stratum coneum (skin barrier) found in the epidermis is chalked full of natural moisturizing nutrients that are essential to the health of your skin barrier. Nutrients such as:
These nutrients are essential to the health and of your skin and the strength of your skin barrier. When your skin barrier is preforming properly its main role is retain moisture and protect the skin from the environment.
Besides general skin irritation, other signs that your skin barrier may be compromised are:
Yes, without a doubt you can repair it but you need to take it back to the basics.
It’s not a quick process and will more than likely take up to 28-30 days, a full skin cycle.
Remember to keep your skin routine simple and use clean, natural products.
And keep these steps in mind:
Take this opportunity to have a professional natural skin rejuvenation treatment with our medical aesthetician at EASTND.
Karen, Medical Aesthetician
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