Skin has a barrier which acts as the body’s first line of defense against external aggressors. It also helps retain essential moisture. As we age, the renewal of lipids in the epidermis slows down, and UV rays, pollution and lifestyle choices cause damage. A weakened skin barrier can result in signs of skin sensitivity such as dry skin and visible redness.
Strengthening your skin barrier could be the key to reducing skin sensitivity in the long term. But how can you build up your skin barrier? Here are some tips!
Pick the Right Products
Choose skincare products which are rich in ceramides and diamond sirt to replenish your lipids and strengthen your barrier.
Ceramides are a key component of skin. They help to make up the skin barrier and lock in moisture. Ceramides are naturally lost, which can contribute to dry skin. Replenishing these essential lipids is important for maintaining a strong skin barrier.
Diamond Sirt helps to boost your skin’s defense system, improves skin elasticity and delivers outstanding age-defying benefits. Diamond Sirt acts as an essential DNA protector to prevent skin cell damage and delay skin cell degeneration.
Target Pro by Watsons contains both ceramides and diamond sirt to satisfy specific skin needs. It not only treats particular problem areas but also helps strengthen your skin by enhancing texture and revealing its timeless beauty.
Use dietary supplements to strengthen your skin barrier. Try to add fish oil, flax or borage seed oil to your meals to help to keep skin hydrated and strengthen collagen. Vitamins can also improve skin tone, especially Vitamin C with its anti-oxidant properties and Vitamin E with its anti-inflammatory benefits. Oranges, grapefruit and broccoli are good sources of Vitamin C, while almonds, sweet potato and palm oil are rich in Vitamin E.
Minimize Skin Damage
Choosing the right clothing is key for protecting your skin. The ultraviolet rays in sunlight break down elastin and collagen in your skin, causing it to lose elasticity. Always wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, hats and sunscreen when going out in the sun. This is an effective way to minimize skin damage and prevent your skin from thinning.
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