How To Fix Your Damaged Skin Barrier
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By ANJANA RAJBHANDARY
Your skin barrier — the outermost layer of your skin — regulates water loss, protects you from factors like pollution and UV rays, and makes your skin look glowing and healthy, so it’s crucial to protect it. If your skin seems irritated, dry, and dull, it’s possible your skin barrier is damaged, but this is how you can heal it.
If you suspect your skin barrier is damaged, dermatologist Shereen Idriss says to take a break from exfoliating, and don't go into product overload: “your skincare routine should always tackle one skin issue at a time, and never all of them at once.” Try adding ceramides and humectants into your skincare to replenish your skin’s moisture.
Recommended products to fix your skin barrier include the Versed Day Dissolve Cleansing Balm since it’s gentle and moisturizing, plus moisturizers like CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, Avène Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream, and Aquaphor Healing Ointment. These products will give you hydrated, plump skin and eventually heal your skin barrier.