Barrier Repair: Environmental Aggressors

Published: October 06 2022 & Updated: August 24 2023
What environmental factors cause skin barrier damage

Fact: the environmental aggressors we deal with on a day-to-day basis can wreak havoc on our skin’s barrier. But don’t fret, we’ve got the lowdown on how to fight those factors and keep your skin boosted.


What environmental factors cause your barrier to freak out?

Whether you're indoors or out, your skin can be affected by the environment. Aggressors like UV rays, blue light, and air pollution can create oxidative damage to the skin which breaks down collagen and causes fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots—a.k.a all the bad stuff.



UVA/UVB rays trigger the production of free radicals (a.k.a  unstable atoms that can damage cells) and break down the collagen and elastin in the skin. This causes wrinkles, fine lines and discoloration. And the worst part? Sun damage can, of course, cause skin cancer! 



Bluelight, a.k.a the light coming from your beloved iPhone, iPad and computer screen, causes free radical damage to your skin. Sooo, staring at your screen all day can cause the breakdown of your barrier AND premature aging.


Air Pollution

Exposure to air pollution—like dust, nitrogen dioxide, hydrocarbons, etc. can increase inflammation and break down collagen. Over time, this can cause sagging, fine lines AND wrinkles—yikes.


How can you combat these aggressors?


Wear SPF

Load up on the SPF—rain or shine. Wearing sunscreen daily will help protect your skin against UVA/UVB damage. You can also find a sunscreen or moisturizer that helps fight blue light damage, too.


Up Your Actives

If you’re already dealing with the signs of a damaged barrier (fine lines, dull skin, or dark spots) try adding some active ingredients into your skincare routine to help brighten and tighten things. Peace Out Retinol Face Stick tackles fine lines, wrinkles and unwanted texture with potent-yet-gentle blend of encapsulated retinol, bakuchiol, fruit enzymes and antioxidants. For more stubborn skin concerns, look to Peace Our Wrinkles, which uses retinol-infused microneedles to smooth the look of fine lines & wrinkles, and Peace Out Dark Spots, to help visibly brighten discoloration! 


Boost Your Barrier

Finding a barrier-boosting moisturizer is key to help combat environmental aggressors. Our 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


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