Keep Your Guard Up: Support Your Skin’s Moisture Barrier
It’s easy to neglect your skin’s natural moisture barrier, but especially during seasonal changes, it’s a good idea to try to focus on keeping it at its best. By protecting your skin’s moisture barrier with a gently exfoliating cleansing balm, targeted blemish treatments like acne dots, and a supportive moisturizer, you can keep your skin dewy and glowing through any seasonal turbulence.

It’s officially autumn, and while you’re starting to enjoy all the beautiful (and delicious) pumpkin-themed changes, it’s also a great time to give your skin a little extra love. As the weather turns cooler, with changes in wind and humidity, it’s bound to affect your skin. Whether you have dry or blemish-prone skin, there’s a fundamental layer of your skin that’s easy to overlook: Your natural moisture barrier. By using products such as a focused moisturizer, you can protect your skin’s moisture barrier. With careful use of other products, such as gently exfoliating cleansing balm, targeted blemish treatments like acne dots, you can keep your skin glowy without overdoing it, and maintain your moisture barrier through seasonal changes.

What Is Your Moisture Barrier?

Your skin consists of two primary layers; the epidermis stacked on top of the thicker dermis beneath it. The outermost layer of your epidermis, standing between you and the rest of the world, is your natural moisture barrier. It helps to keep moisture and essential nutrients inside your skin while working to try and keep pollutants and bacteria out.

Why Should You Care?

If you don’t take care of that natural moisture barrier, then the balancing oils and secretions can not only escape your skin, but you’re also at risk for increased breakouts. A weak or damaged moisture barrier provides less protection from bacteria and environmental pollutants than a healthy one. Additionally, a marred moisture barrier may lead to dry, dull, or flaky skin.

How Can You Support Your Moisture Barrier?

The best things you can do for your natural moisture barrier are simple to incorporate into your morning and evening skincare routines. And if you don’t have a set skincare routine yet, there’s no time like a seasonal change to start one! There are a few key things to focus on in any supportive and targeted skincare regimen.

Start with a gentle cleanser that specifically states it won’t strip your skin of its natural moisture—even better if you find one that can gently exfoliate while you cleanse. Gentle exfoliation can encourage proper cell turnover while supporting a brighter complexion. Next, focus your energy and time on targeted treatments. If you’re after that brighter complexion, and you’ve already washed your face with an exfoliating cleanser or balm, now try applying dark spot patches to any areas you’d like to target. This allows your treatment to focus on a particular area without risking additional sensitivity on the rest of your face.

Just be sure to always finish off your routine with a nourishing moisturizer that will help keep your skin hydrated all day or night. The best ones will highlight ingredients such as antioxidants for additional barrier support, as well as enzymes and ceramides that your skin will love to drink in while you sip your pumpkin spice.

Whether you’re building your first skincare routine or just making some changes to match the changing weather, make room in your skincare rituals for extra attention to your skin’s natural moisture barrier. A healthy barrier makes for better preventative care, whether you’re concerned about dark spots, blemishes, dry skin—or anything in between.

About Peace Out Skincare

Peace Out Skincare offers effective, clean, fun, and targeted solutions to help you make peace with your skin. Just like your trusted best friend, Peace Out Skincare provides information and data-backed products to help support all skin types. With everything from patent-pending pimple dots to a blemish-clearing serum and even first-to-market microneedling patches for wrinkles, Peace Out Skincare is here to help address every skin concern. Community-focused and driven by results, Peace Out Skincare thrives on empowering and educating everyone to feel confident in their skin. Celebrate clean skincare products and loving your skin with Peace Out Skincare.

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