A STRONG SKIN BARRIER FUNCTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR HEALTHY SKIN
To have healthy glowing skin, trouble free skin, it is important to maintain a strong skin barrier function. When skin barrier is healthy, it will keep moisture in and kick free radical out.
Why Taking Care of Your Skin Barrier Function is The Most Important Skincare Step?
Our skin barrier is the outermost layer of our epidermis. Its function is to protect our skin from external bad elements, and keep our internal skin pores properly hydrated and clear.
Without a strong skin barrier function, it is impossible to keep our skin clean, clear, hydrated and healthy, we will suffer from overly dry or oily skin, dehydrated skin, sensitive skin, blocked pores, rough and damaged skin, problematic skin and all sorts of skin surface problems.
Our skin will also suffer from over sensitivity and poor absorption and unable to absorb the benefits of nutrients from more powerful anti-aging skincare products, and worse still experience negative reactions and effects from using such products!
Only people with healthy skin barrier function can enjoy the benefits of advanced skincare products and enjoy good youthful skin complexion!
To do this, our skin barrier needs to be properly moisturized, able to retain hydration, always clean and clear, and has the ability to defend itself against external attacks by free radicals, pollutants and UV rays.
Proper cleansing, toning, exfoliation, masking, hydration, moisturisation, and protection with antioxidants and sunscreen are all critical skincare steps to keep our skin barrier function strong and healthy!
Basic Skincare Routine
Use a gentle cleanser to remove excess oil and makeup. This is an essential step as it lowers breakout and acne problems.
A toner should be alcohol-free as it can make your skin excessively dry. It hydrates your skin and tightens the skin pores to give you perfect texture before you apply any layer makeup.
Choose a moisturizer according to your skin type to maintain or balance water and oil level. This also makes your skin fresh and young. Choose day and night cream for a youthful healthy skin.
Follow the above simple steps in the day as well as nighttime. If you are heading out in sun, do not forget to apply sunscreen lotion to block UV rays. Sun blocking moisturizer should be of at least 30 SPF and is to be applied in rich quantity 30 minutes before stepping out in sun. In addition, the lotion should be re-applied after every three hours, as one layer protects you for three hours. Here is an additional tip, intake Vitamin C in a rich amount because that will fight against UV rays more effectively than any sunscreen.
At night, just add a few more things to your routine and avoid use of sunscreen at night. Use spot reduction lotions or if your skin is tanned, you can apply de-tan treatment. Nighttime is the best time to get rid-off any skin problem if you do it in a right way. More importantly, put an under eye cream and a lip balm for proper care.
These simple steps will ensure that your skin retains its youthful charm for a longer period.
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