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Here's How One Can Protect The Moisture Barrier Of The Face In 3 Simple Steps



The one thing that skincare brands almost always have claimed to offer is the restoration of the moisture barrier of the skin. But have they been effective over the years in delivering the promise? Well, it really depends on whether you've found the product that works for you. But before we get into the nitty-gritty of it, we need to understand what a moisture barrier stands for.

The skin's moisture barrier is exactly what it sounds likeâthe layer of the skin that helps retain moisture. Largely, the skin barrier consists of the epidermis and the hard, outermost layer called stratum corneum. Interestingly, the stratum corneum is a layer that sheds dead skin cells. Now, here's the thing, this layer is super important to the skin as it keeps all the hydration locked inside and protects the skin from all the dirt and the grime.

If your skin looks and feels rough, dull, flaky, inflamed, red, and itchy, these are alarming red flags that suggest that your skin barrier is damaged. In fact, not drinking enough water or drinking too much alcohol or caffeine are also factors that lead to damaged skin. Environmental factors, like exposure to the harmful rays of the sun, can also be damaging. Not moisturizing enough can also damage your skin.

How can the skin barrier be repaired? Here's how.

1. Hydration

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Apply products that have ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and lactic acid, which is a humectant, meaning it actually increases the moisture content of the skin.

3. Keep Checking Your Skin

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