We are just going to give it to you straight. Protecting your skin barrier is the first step to a clear complexion. A healthy barrier means less inflammation, fewer breakouts, and smoother, happier skin.
Also known as the Stratum Corneum, acts as a protective shield to retain moisture and keep harmful substances out. In the context of acne, a damaged barrier can make the skin more susceptible to inflammation and infection. Which can worsen acne symptoms.
It can become damaged for several reasons. Over-cleansing, excessive use of exfoliating agents, and exposure to environmental stressors like UV radiation and pollutants. When the barrier is weakened, it can lead to an increased production of sebum. (an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands) Which can clog pores and lead to the formation of pimples and blackheads.
It is important to adopt a gentle skincare routine. A routine that includes using non-irritating, non-comedogenic products, such as those formulated with gentle ingredients:
Additionally, using a moisturiser that helps to reinforce the barrier can also be beneficial. It is also important to limit sun exposure and avoid picking or squeezing pimples. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle to support skin health is always a must.
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