Unknowingly we do commit such skincare practices that damage the skin’s natural barrier. The skin’s natural barrier helps in guarding the skin against the environmental irritants and locks in the moisture content in the skin and if the skin’s natural barrier is damaged the skin is prone to many skin ailments.
When the skin’s barrier breaks you may experience redness, inflamed skin, dehydration, itchiness, and acne-flare ups. Thus it’s really important to protect the skin’s natural barrier.
In the feed, we’ll be disclosing the common practices that you are doing and that is damaging the skin’s barrier so, that you can avoid doing such skincare mistakes in the future.
Over-exfoliation harms the skin rather than causing any benefit. Like everything else doing any step in excess always damages your skin. When you over-exfoliate your skin the upper layer of the skin known as epidermis tears off as a result the natural barrier of the skin is broken and your skin is prone to the environmental barriers.
The signs to detect over-exfoliation are inflamed skin, irritated skin, dry, or oilier skin. If your skin is showing any of these signs after exfoliation it clearly means you have over-exfoliated your skin.
Make sure you’re not exfoliating your skin more than once a week.
Washing Your Face With Hot Water
If you’re rinsing your face in hot water, you’re breaking the skin’s natural barrier.
When you wash your face in hot water, there is a drop in skin’s ceramide levels, which results in water loss and thus you suffer skin concerns such as dryness, dullness, irritation, roughness, and peeling.
Make sure you always rinse your face with cold water. Cold water not only heals inflammation but also closes the skin pores, making your skin less prone to acne.
Another practice that is harming your skin’s natural barrier is over-washing. When you over-wash your face you’re stripping off the natural moisture content of the skin which leads to excessive dryness in dry skin types and more oil secretion in oily skin types. Over-washing strips off the good oils that keep your skin supple and hydrated.
Make sure you wash your face not more than twice a week and that too with a mild cleanser. Using harsh cleansers also affects the skin’s natural barrier. Cleansing is a great step in skincare regime but when you overdo it you harm your skin.
If your skin is exposed in the sun for a prolonged period, it will feel irritated and dry. Sun rays damage the skin’s natural barrier and thus your skin suffers from irritation and redness. The harmful rays of Sun hammer the uppermost layer of the skin and your skin is exposed to harmful environmental irritants.
Make sure you always apply a broad spectrum SPF before stepping out in the skin and if you’re ought to stay in the sun for a prolonged period cover your face with a scarf. So, your skin is protected.
Over-use Of Active Ingredients
Skincare regime infused with active ingredients can make a huge difference to the health and texture of your skin but you mustn’t over-use too many active ingredients.
Active ingredients are serious skincare so make sure you’re using them with proper guidance. What suits your friend won’t probably suit your skin so chose the correct active ingredient and apply it in the right quantity so that you don’t break the skin’s natural barrier.
So, these were some practices people do and break their skin’s natural barrier. We hope the feed turns out to be a great help!