Worried that your moisture barrier may be damaged? We're sharing the signs and symptoms to look out for, plus 5 ways to repair it!
Did you know your skin's first line of defense is called the 'moisture barrier'? Your moisture barrier is the skin’s outermost layer and its main job is to ensure your skin stays moisturized and protected from free radicals out in the world including: bacteria, irritants, environmental stressors (a.k.a. pollution and weather). It also helps maintain an optimal pH balance to keep skin healthy and happy.
Many lifestyle factors, such as not drinking enough water or drinking too much alcohol or caffeine, can negatively affect your skin's barrier. Environmental factors, like too much sun or wind, can be damaging as well. But things like using strong acids or retinols too frequently can also cause a lot of harm.
Here are a few signs your moisture barrier may be damaged:
- skin looks/feels rough, dull, and/or flaky
- skin looks/feels inflamed, red, or itchy
- experiencing more breakouts than normal
5 Ways to Repair Your Moisture Barrier
Luckily, there are steps you can take to repair your moisture barrier.
1. Simplify your skincare routine...ASAP.
The FIOR ritual (with only 5 nourishing, plant-based products!) is optimal for giving your skin a break from dozens of different formulations.
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2. HYDRATE. HYDRATE. HYDRATE. Both inside and out!
Look for products that include amazingly hydrating ingredients that actually increase the moisture content of the skin.
3. Reach for nourishing plant-oils.
FIOR products are all formulated with powerful plant oils like: hemp, full spectrum CBD and CBDA, coconut, sunflower, and safflower. FIOR Radiance Serum contains coconut-derived fatty acids to help you maintain a healthy moisture barrier and restore your skin's suppleness.
Even the appearance of your skin and enhance your natural radiance with a transformative blend of botanical oils. This antioxidant-rich face serum encourages collagen production and pairs the revitalizing powers of safflower seed oil with coconut-derived fatty acids to help… Read More
4. Rely on skin-protecting antioxidants.
FIOR Clarifying Cleanser is enriched with antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and botanical oils, designed to clear away dirt and excess oil, unclog pores, and balance sebum levels, whilst delivering restorative moisture to your skin.
Allow me to CLARIFY … This plant-powered cleanser features nutrient-rich organic hemp seed oil and oleic acid to effectively remove impurities and condition your skin. Enriched with antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and botanical oils, designed to clear away dirt and… Read More
5. Use an occlusive, reviving moisturizer.
FIOR Perfecting Moisturizer quenches skin and restores hydration with a multifunctional blend of oat, bark extract, and oleanolic acid.
Quench dry skin with a multifunctional blend of CBD, CBDA, oat, bark extract, and oleanolic acid with added soothing and mattifying properties. This weightless moisturizer absorbs quickly and seamlessly into the skin with a pleasant, cooling feel and no residual… Read More