Your skin is your largest organ and provides several vital functions. One key function of the skin is to provide a barrier between the environment and your body. How we care for our skin can impact the strength and effectiveness of that barrier.
Skin Barrier Explained
The skin is comprised of layers that protect your body on different levels. The outermost layer - the one that you can see and touch - is your skin barrier. Scientifically called the Stratum Corneum, this layer not only protects your body from environmental pollution and threats but also ensures that your body and skin are hydrated.
So, you need to pay attention and take good care of your skin barrier to maintain your health.
What Causes Skin Barrier Damage?
Some factors responsible for the damage to your skin barrier include:
· Over exfoliation
· Using harsh skincare products
· Over-use of active ingredients
· External influences such as air pollution or humid/dry environments
The good news is that there are better skincare routines you can follow and better products you can use to replace the effects of pollutants or toxins damaging your skin barrier.
How to Strengthen Your Skin Barrier
1. Use Antioxidant-Infused Skincare Products
Integrating the use of antioxidants in your skincare routine is a great way to combat the effects of air pollutants on your skin barrier. Some examples of antioxidants for skincare include green tea, carrot, pomegranate, mango, and sea buckthorn. You will find these antioxidant ingredients in our skincare products, which are great for protecting your skin barrier and maintaining the overall health of your skin.
2. Apply Moisturizer Every Day
Moisturizing daily is very crucial to your skin’s health. It reduces the risk of developing dry skin. Dry skin can inhibit cell repair. It also slows down signs of aging and keeps the skin hydrated.
Using moisturizers in your daily skincare routine helps strengthen the skin barrier to minimize the potential harm of air pollutants.
3. Use Mineral Sunscreen
Especially if you have sensitive skin, using mineral sunscreen daily as the final step of your skincare routine is non-negotiable. Mineral sunscreen, with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, is safer and healthier than chemical sunscreen. Mineral sunscreen provides an excellent physical barrier to both UV rays and pollutants. Our Sheer Face Cream is a mineral sunscreen designed to completely shield your skin against harsh UV rays. The Sheer Face Cream is smooth, leaves no white cast and is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.
Protect Your Skin Barrier with My Day Screen™
Protecting your skin barrier is an active way to promote long-term self-care while enjoying the immediate benefits of healthier, happier skin.
From moisturizer to sunscreen, My Day Screen™ products contain hydrating, antioxidant-rich ingredients to protect your skin against the damaging effects of the sun and air pollutants.
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