Signs of damaged skin barrier

A damaged skin barrier is a condition that most people suffer from. And we were interested in what it actually is and how is this condition manifested and treated.

Aug 8, 2022 - 05:13
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Signs of damaged skin barrier

After years and years of using preparations based on acids and retinol, the latest trend is products that care for the skin barrier. This brings us to an important question: what exactly is the skin barrier?

Damaged skin barrier

The skin barrier is a term that describes the surface layer of the skin. When we talk about the skin, there are three main layers: the epidermis (the deepest layer of the skin), the dermis (the middle layer of the skin that contains collagen, elastin, and nerves), and the subcutaneous fat, which creates a barrier between the skin and the muscles.

Why is the skin barrier important?

It has two main roles: to keep good nutrients and expel bad ones. The barrier protects the body from toxins and UV radiation. It also helps the body to maintain natural moisture, preventing water loss. A balanced barrier keeps the skin hydrated, shiny, and even.

Damaged skin barrier - signs

An imbalance of the skin barrier can occur in a number of ways, including:

  • Rosacea and eczema - caused by a genetic defect in the skin barrier.
  • Chronic skin irritation
  • Itch
  • Dehydrated skin
  • Infections
  • Slow wound healing

What damages the skin barrier?

  • lack of sleep
  • stress
  • poor nutrition
  • pollution
  • veto
  • UV radiation
  • frequent skin washing
  • using preparations that remove the skin's natural oils
  • excessive use of acid-based preparations
  • excessive use of strong preparations
  • smoking

The damaged skin barrier and how to prevent it?

Avoid aggressive preparations and cosmetic procedures. Use products that suit your skin type. You will know this best if you consult a dermatologist. Take care of your skincare routine. Clean it regularly (with mild preparations), and use moisturizing creams, as well as SPF cream.

Once irritation occurs on the skin, it usually gets worse over time. Check your skin every day and use products recommended by your dermatologist. Do not treat irritations on your own. Last but not least, take care of your body. Focus on a healthy diet and drink enough water. Avoid processed, fatty, and spicy food, alcohol, and cigarettes. Do not expose yourself to the sun. Wash and disinfect your hands regularly.

Post by: Rinna James