Understanding Your Moisture Barrier

Understanding Your Moisture Barrier

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Your skin is your body’s largest organ and it is constantly exposed to environmental stressors. In order to protect itself, your skin has a natural moisture barrier that helps to protect it from the elements. This naturally occurring barrier is a mixture of lipids and humectants that assist in keeping your skin hydrated and balanced. 

Unfortunately, this barrier can be easily damaged by harsh cleansers and other skincare products. When the barrier is damaged, your skin has difficulty retaining its natural moisture. This can lead to dryness, irritation, and inflammation. Additionally, without the protection of the moisture barrier, your skin is more vulnerable to environmental stressors and is more likely to show signs of aging. 

To ensure your skin’s health and to protect the moisture barrier, it is essential to use gentle, natural products that can help to restore balance. Look for products made with ingredients like ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and essential oils that help to fortify the skin’s natural defense. Check out PAUME’s unique blend of essential oils! Additionally, use products that are free of harsh chemicals and fragrances, as these can strip away the natural oils in the skin and weaken the barrier. 

Finally, it is important to stay properly hydrated and get enough sleep to help your skin stay healthy. When combined with the proper skincare routine, these measures can help to keep your skin’s moisture barrier intact and your skin will look and feel its best.