Restore your Skin Barrier
In this modern world, many people are experiencing a breakdown of the skin barrier and disruption of the natural process of skin discussed here.
Natural and organic skin care products can play a role in supporting and restoring the skin barrier. The skin barrier, stratum corneum, regulates moisture levels in the skin. Skin barrier breakdown leads to dry skin and it’s an opening for skin ailments such as sensitive skin, wrinkles and eczema.
The cosmetic formulator aims to use natural and organic ingredients to maintain a healthy skin barrier. Skin care products assist with keeping the skin balanced in moisture and lipids, protects us from moisture loss. The number one role is to lock in the moisture in the skin. This keeps the skin hydrated resulting in supple and vibrant skin. This can be done with skin care products formulated to support the skin barrier.
Ingredients to help and support the Skin Barrier
Plant Oil, Butters, Waxes
Research shows that certain plant oils may help repair the skin barrier and also prevent your skin barrier from losing moisture. Many of these oils have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects too.
Try these plant oils- Argan, Coconut, Sunflower, Jojoba, Almond
Ceramides are a family of waxy lipid molecules and assist restoring the skin barrier.
Lipids-Free Fatty Acids
Lipids protect, support and restore the skin barrier and help to lock in the moisture in skin.
Moisturizers help to replenish water loss keeping the skin hydrated.
Moisturization of the skin is vital for vibrant and beautiful skin. It is crucial to lock in moisture into the skin to slow aging of the skin. This is done through limiting TEWL.
Learn more about TEWL, transepidermal water loss, here.