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Dry & Damaged Skin? Ingredients That Will Repair Your Skin’s Barrier

Anandita MalhotraAnandita Malhotra  |  Apr 18, 2021
Dry & Damaged Skin? Ingredients That Will Repair Your Skin’s Barrier

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Did you know that when your skin’s barrier is damaged, your skin struggles to hold onto moisture? Think of it as a coat of armour for the lower layers of your skin. Many things can wear this barrier down- stress, pollution, UV rays, and blue light. So, if you want to repair it, picking products and ingredients that will keep your skin feeling good and looking healthy is important. 

Ingredients To Add To Your Beauty Routine That Will Repair Your Skin’s Barrier

Hyaluronic Acid 

Hyaluronic acid serum is going to be your skin’s bestie when you’re trying to make it feel smooth and look hydrated. Actually, to maintain moisture levels, our skin cells have the ability to naturally produce hyaluronic acid but due to the usage of other skincare products and environmental factors, our moisture levels get disrupted. So, for a radiant complexion and to improve your skin’s barrier, add this to your beauty routine and you won’t regret it.

Peptides 

Peptides may sound like a very hardcore science word for beauty noobs but they’re actually pretty important to know if you’re venturing into the skincare universe. They help the skin in boosting collagen production, repairing skin damage, locking in hydration, and evening out skin tone. For those of you looking to add in ingredients that repair the skin barrier and have anti-aging properties, this is the one to pick.

Ceramides 

Ceramides form a major component of the ‘cement’ that keeps the skin cells together along with fatty acids, urea, cholesterol, and amino acids and are naturally found in our skin. However, because of the harsh weather in India, the skin barrier weakens and we need constant replenishment of these ceramides. So, when you want protection from external factors and wanna limits moisture loss, this should be a must-add ingredient to your skincare regimen.

Niacinamide 

A super popular ingredient in the beauty world today, niacinamide has a world of benefits. It’s essentially Vitamin B3 that’s used to diminish the appearance of fine lines, control the excess production of sebum and prevent moisture loss from the skin. It even keeps the skin hydrated and supple and reduces the appearance of pores. It’s especially great in the summer if you are prone to inflammation and redness. 

Cica 

Cica – short for Centella Asiatica is a fantastic ingredient to add to any skincare regime, no matter what your skin type. It has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. So that means it works well to ease inflammation, redness and strengthens your skin’s barrier. If you have dry skin, Cica will decrease moisture loss and hydrate the skin on a deeper level. It is especially beneficial to people with very sensitive, easily triggered skin. People with conditions like rosacea, psoriasis can also benefit from it.

Your skin deserves to be treated with kindness so, listen to its needs and address them too. Remember, happy skin is a happy you!

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