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How to repair your skin barrier - Lacrème Beauté

How to repair your skin barrier

You can think of your skin as a guardian tapestry, expansive and beautifully woven, that defends us from life's elements. Central to this guardian role is the skin barrier, a delicate shield that both protects from external invaders and preserves our essential hydration and nutrients. If you've ever dealt with dry, flaky, or irritated skin, it's a sign that your skin barrier might need extra care.

Causes of Skin Barrier Damage

Over-exfoliation: Exfoliation, when done in moderation, can be a key to revealing fresher and more radiant skin. But as with many things in life, balance is essential. Over-exfoliating can inadvertently strip the skin of its vital oils, making the protective barrier vulnerable to external threats. To maintain a harmonious relationship with your skin, aim to exfoliate no more than twice per week, ensuring that it retains its natural vitality.

Harsh skincare products: The skincare landscape is vast, and while many products promise rejuvenation, not all are gentle on the skin. Ingredients like alcohols and sulphates, found in many conventional products, can be particularly harsh, undermining the skin's barrier integrity. Recognising the delicate nature of the skin, our product line consciously avoids potential irritants like these, choosing instead to prioritise the skin's health and well-being with meticulously sourced natural and organic ingredients.

Environmental factors: Each season presents its unique challenges for our skin. The relentless sun of summer, paired with the drying effects of sea water and some sunscreens, can stress the skin's barrier. As we transition from summer to fall, it’s the perfect time to focus on strengthening and rejuvenating our skin's defences, preparing it for colder months ahead.

Lifestyle factors: Our skin doesn't just reflect our external environment; it's also an indicator of our internal well-being. Persistent stress, insufficient sleep, and a less-than-optimal diet can silently wear down the skin's protective barrier. For truly radiant skin, it's imperative to adopt a holistic approach—nurturing not just the skin's surface, but also the health and balance of the body and mind.

Steps to Repair Your Skin Barrier

Simplify Your Skincare Routine

In the intricate world of skincare, simplicity often holds the key. An overloaded routine can inadvertently introduce irritants, many of which hide in non-organic formulations, further aggravating the skin's barrier. We've meticulously crafted our line with this philosophy in mind, ensuring our products are devoid of such potential aggressors. One cornerstone of a harmonious skincare regimen is a pH-balanced, gentle cleanser, pivotal in preserving the skin's natural equilibrium. Products like our Gentle Milk Cleanser and the nurturing Glow balm are prime examples. We recommend starting with a deep, hydrating cleanse with Glow, using a warm, soft washcloth to remove, and following with the Gentle Milk Cleanser, to optimally purify the skin without damage to the skin barrier. And while the allure of exfoliation can be enticing, it's imperative to approach it with moderation - enough to rejuvenate, but never to overpower.

Moisturise and Nourish

Nourishment in skincare echoes the wisdom of nature. Relying on the restorative power of organic butters and oils, like rich shea butter, adaptable jojoba oil, rejuvenating rosehip oil and formidable tamanu oil, can profoundly benefit the skin. These ingredients not only quench the skin's thirst but also fortify its barrier against external challenges. Enhancing your regimen with unique ingredients like bee venom and manuka honey can elevate hydration, promote skin repair and stimulate collagen, the skin's structural protein. Consistency is key. Regularly moisturising and periodically amplifying your evening routine with balms or face oils can set the foundation for resilient, radiant skin.

Boost Skin Health from the Inside Out

Skin health is a dialogue between external care and internal well-being. While topical applications nourish the surface, true hydration radiates from within. Drinking enough water everyday daily is an essential compliment to external skincare as a holistic approach to hydration. Nurturing yourself with a diet rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids ensures the skin has the nutrients it needs. And in our fast paced world, finding moments of tranquillity, be it through meditation, yoga or spending time in nature, harmonises the soul and, in turn, the skin.

Product Spotlight

Caring for your skin barrier isn't just about looking fabulous, it's about maintaining your skin’s health and longevity. With the right products and habits, you can fortify your barrier, ensuring radiant and resilient skin. Let’s shine the spotlight on some of our star products:

Bee Venom Cream: More than just a moisturiser, this cream works tirelessly to rejuvenate your skin, erasing signs of ageing and deeply hydrating at the same time. It’s our most regenerative moisturiser and the most intensely nourishing to a damaged skin barrier.

Bee Venom Beauty Boost: Think of this luxurious balm as nature’s botox—deeply moisturising while promoting collagen and elastin production for a youthful glow. Blend a layer into your skin after moisturising with the Bee Venom Cream and leave overnight for deep-skin conditioning, repair and rejuvenation.

Glow: This balm is the ultimate SOS for your skin. From soothing sunburns to tending to inflammatory conditions like eczema, Glow has got you covered. If your skin feels especially dry or irritated from a scorching summer, use Glow both as the gentlest, most hydrating cleanser, and apply a thin layer over your moisturiser morning and night for healing and repair. Glow is also fabulous for protecting your skin under makeup and sunscreen.

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