The skin barrier is a thin layer of cells on the skin’s surface. This barrier is essential for keeping the skin healthy and hydrated, as it helps to lock in moisture and keep out environmental irritants.
Every day, the skin is exposed to air pollution, smoke, and UV rays that deplete and weaken the skin barrier, exposing the inner layers of the skin to these pollutants and causing extensive harm.
When the skin barrier is damaged, it can lead to several problems, such as dryness, sensitivity, and skin conditions like eczema.
There are many things that can affect the skin barrier. Some come from the environment and some from within. Allergens, irritants, pollutants, excess sun exposure, alkaline detergents and soaps can harm the skin barrier. Additionally, lifestyle choices such as an unbalanced diet, not drinking enough water, and not getting enough sleep negatively impact overall health, including the skin.
“As far as I remember, I’ve always struggled with sensitive skin. The issues culminated in my mid-twenties when I started having rosacea flares and redness.”- shares Selma Durmo, M Pharm with years of skincare research.
A damaged skin barrier can manifest as breakouts, redness, or rashes. In some cases, when the skin becomes very dry, it can start to crack. This makes it easier for foreign substances to penetrate the skin and cause more damage.
“I was using the same moisturizer for a couple of years. At one point, the manufacturer changed the colorant used in the product (a slight change in the shade of green usually added in anti-redness products), and after a few days I started having breakouts. My skin was refusing the cream that had worked just fine a week earlier. It was then that I realized it is not just what you put in, but also what you exclude from skincare products” says Selma, Anbiome Skincare (https://anbiome.com) Founder.
In the last two decades an increase of 55% has been reported, in cases with skin sensitivity issues. In total, two out of three Americans report sensitive skin issues.
Anyone can do a few things to help repair and protect the skin barrier. First, it is essential to use gentle, non-irritating skincare products that won’t strip away the natural oils that help keep the skin barrier intact. Avoid using harsh cleansers, exfoliants, or other harsh skincare products that might cause damage.
One of the best things to do for skin barrier integrity is to use ingredients that help support and fortify it.
These ingredients help replenish the skin’s natural lipids, strengthen the barrier, and keep the skin hydrated.
Ceramides help restore the skin’s natural lipid barrier, which helps to lock in moisture and keep out environmental irritants. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that draws moisture into the skin, helping it stay hydrated and plump.
Consumers nowadays are thirsty for knowledge. They’ve realized it is important not just to decipher food labels but also of products they are using in personal care. There is a notable shift to science-backed products, that have confirmed efficacy verified by an independent third party. Skincare brands are following this demand, and are dwelling deep in the science and innovation of active ingredients that provide real results. One such group of ingredients are metabiotics.
Metabiotics (https://anbiome.com/introducing-metabiotic-skincare-next-generation-probiotic-skincare/) are 2nd generation probiotics, a mixture of natural hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, peptides, enzymes, and other organic compounds. A specific metabiotic enzyme called SMase is specialized in producing the protein sphingomyelin. This protein is a building block of ceramides, essential molecules for skin barrier integrity.
The study results of a clinical study performed on 50 participants, show that four-week product use leads to a significant increase in skin moisture levels (39%), increased skin elasticity (50%), and a decrease in the appearance of wrinkles (23%).
Metabiotics are backed by science and research to help improve skin barrier integrity in four weeks of regular product use.
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Country: United States