On your Sensitive Skin
Dermatologists define the term skin barrier as the skin’s ability to hold water and keep out allergens, irritants and microbes.
A proper function of this skin barrier is a vital aspect of your skin’s overall health and appearance. Genetic defects, aging, stress, medications and environmental issues such as UV light, pollution can all contribute to the damage of your skin barrier.
Here is what your skin barrier looks like underneath.
Your skin barrier is your skin’s protective shield:
Corneocytes are the skin cells in uppermost layer of skin. If there is tight junction of skin cells, the skin barrier is healthy and gives smooth complexion.
- A healthy skin barrier prevents water from quickly evaporating from your skin which may cause dehydration and dryness.
- A healthy skin barrier keeps allergens, irritants and bacteria from being able to penetrate into your skin
When the skin barrier is impaired, it is unable to hold onto water and trans epidermal water loss (TEWL) occurs.
Additionally, pathogens can easily enter your skin, often leading to skin inflammatory problems. Eczema, is one of the most common skin concerns related to an improper skin barrier function.
Choosing the right skin care products or switching to a minimal skincare routine can help to alleviate your skin problems.
Your skin’s future is up to you.
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