Did you know that aging skin can have barrier damage, too? When your skin barrier is distressed, it can wreak havoc on your skin and make it SO much harder to fight the signs of aging. So, it’s crucial to keep your barrier healthy and balanced in order to help your anti-aging treatments work their magic.
What is your skin barrier and what does it do?
In case you missed it, peep Barrier Breakdown 101 post here. We quite literally ~break down the barrier~ and answer all your questions. Once you’ve got the basics down, keep on scrollin’.
So, how does my skin barrier become distressed over time?
When it comes to aging skin, there are a few factors that contribute to a distressed barrier—UV exposure, genetics, and other external contributors...to name a few. When you're dealing with a distressed barrier, it can lead to lack of water and healthy bacteria in your skin—which in turn amplifies the aging process. Skin’s left dry, irritated, irritated and ~wrinkly~.
Fret no more, here’s how to give our barrier a boost:
Don’t over exfoliate!
We know you want to bust those fine lines and wrinkles FAST, but don’t overdo it. Too much exfoliation can distress your barrier even more and cause premature aging. We recommend using our Blemish Balm 2x per week to start, eventually building up to everyday. It’s got both physical (biodegradable cellulose) and chemical (salicylic acid) exfoliation to help refine those lines without irritating your skin!
P.S. remember to steer clear of exfoliating around the eye area! That skin is super sensitive and using the wrong products can cause more harm than good. Our Retinol Eye Stick is made specifically to target fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes—so it's potent, yet super gentle!
Find A Nourishing Moisturizer
Finding a barrier-boosting moisturizer is key to help bring moisture and balance back into your skin. Our NEW Repairing Moisturizer is packed with Ceramide Complex, Squalane, COQ10 and Rosehip Oil to help replenish and nourish your skin.
Not only will our Repairing Moisturizer give your barrier the boost it needs, but it’ll also has Bakuchiol, a potent antioxidant, to help refine the look of texture and fine lines! Sooo, it’s a win-win.
Follow along for more barrier-boosting tips here On The Dot and on social @PeaceOutSkincare!