What is a damaged skin barrier?
Your skin barrier is tightly sealed to keep the outermost layers of the skin together. When the outer layers are damaged your skin may appear dull and feel rough or dry.
How to tell if I have a damaged skin barrier?
There are a few ways to tell if you have a damaged skin barrier, the top signs are:
- Dry, scaly skin
- If your skin is itchy
- You have rough or discoloured patches of skin
- Sensitive or inflamed areas
How to fix a damaged skin barrier?
Your skin barrier is so important and you always need to maintain even when you do repair it. Here are different ways to repair your skin barrier.
Simplify your skincare routine
Don’t overcomplicate your skincare routine. Keep it simple stick to exfoliating, cleansing, treating and moisturising. If you are overcomplicating your skincare routine and using too many products you could be harming your skin. More doesn’t always mean better, less can be more. Find a routine that is best for your skin type.
Try moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid, petrolatum, or glycerin
Dry skin is a common problem, it is really important to moisturise your skin and more importantly use a moisturiser that contains hyaluronic acid, petrolatum, or glycerin. These ingriedents are super hydrating ingridents. Our Multi-Vitamin Moisturiser contains hyaluronic acid as well as other skin-loving ingredients.
Everyone's skin is different which is why we wanted to give other ingredients. You can find more moisturiser here
Don’t test new products
This is not the time to be trailing new products. Stick to products that you know your skin loves. The longer you stick to products that work the greater chance the ingredients have to work.
How long does it take to repair a damaged skin barrier?
Good news: A damaged skin barrier can be repaired.
Annoying news: It does take time to repair, unfortunately, it is not an overnight fix. It can take anywhere from a few weeks to 6 months.
Top products for a damaged skin barrier
Lot's of love,
Jess - Marketing Assistant here at Sabbia Co