The importance of the skin barrier function

The importance of the skin barrier function - Annie Blume

Healthy skin is characterized by a balanced skin barrier and a well-hydrated epidermis. Discover what the skin's barrier function is and how to keep it strengthened and in balance.

The skin barrier is the outer surface of the skin, composed of cells, lipids and amino acids. When the skin's barrier function is working properly there is a hydrolipidic balance.

The importance of the skin barrier function - Annie Blume

The importance of the skin barrier function

Its main functions are protection and moisture retention. A healthy skin barrier can help defend against environmental aggressors such as sun and pollution. When strengthened, it can counteract the action of free radicals, which cause premature aging of the skin, as well as various disorders such as sensitivity, redness or flaking. The skin barrier also has the function of retaining and regulating moisture within the skin.

The entire Annie Blume collection has been formulated to respect and strengthen the skin barrier, so that it is balanced, healthy, hydrated, nourished and prevents premature skin aging.

 

Causes of a damaged skin barrier

The balance of the hydrolipidic film can be disturbed for a multitude of reasons. Externally, UVA and UVB rays, pollution, pollen, sudden changes in temperature, air conditioning and heating. Internally, stress and cyclical changes of the skin have an influence.

In skin care, there are also triggers of barrier function imbalance such as shaving and waxing, using a cleanser with a high detergent content (they tend to foam a lot and leave the skin tight), sleeping with make-up or sunscreen, chemical peels, aggressive active ingredients, etc.

The importance of the skin barrier function - Annie Blume

How to strengthen the barrier function

First of all, the most important product is the cleanser. RAINFOREST has been formulated to remove dirt while respecting the skin's hydrolipidic mantle. It also provides the skin with vitamins, enzymes and nutrition. Therefore, after washing your face, your skin does not feel tight. And, thanks to its lactic acid content, it helps to restore the skin's natural balance.

RAINFOREST can also be used to exfoliate the skin in a non-aggressive way and as a mask. Discover the ritual according to your skin type here.

Rainforest gentle face cleanser & light mask - Annie Blume

 

Next, it is advisable to opt for ingredients that help to retain water in the skin. Hyaluronic acid, present in SUNSHINE lightweight moisturizer, retains up to 1.000 times its weight in water, ensuring that the skin stays hydrated all day long.

Sunshine lightweight face moisturizer - Annie Blume

 

With love,

Annie

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