Let's discuss the term 'skin barrier.' What exactly is it and how does it affect the appearance of our skin?
In simple terms, the skin barrier is the outermost layer of the epidermis that is responsible for sustaining skin hydration, softness and firmness. It also contains an antimicrobial layer that serves as a protective shield against harmful toxins and bacteria.
When the skin barrier is healthy, your complexion appears smooth, clear, even-toned, and plump. If your skin barrier is “damaged, then that’s when you’ll experience redness, irritation, breakouts, rashes, burning sensations, broken capillaries, dryness, tightness, and other symptoms,” states Dr. John Layke from Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group.
Many pollutants affecting our skin such as environmental pollution, are out of our immediate control, but we do have complete control over the skincare products we use. The skin can be repaired by simply altering the skincare products you use on a daily basis. The number one rule is to scale back on harsh products such as acids, scrubs and oil stripping cleansers. Instead, reach for gentle and clean products that don’t strip the skin of its protective layer. These include products containing lipids, omega fatty acids and antioxidants.
At LXMI, we produce skincare products that are non-toxic and ultra-clean. All products are made with rare, potent botanicals from some of the richest biodiverse regions in the world. These botanicals have proven clinical benefits that will aid your skin in the recovery process. Nilotica Reserve, our signature superfood sourced from trees along the Nile River delivers fatty acids, allantoin, and vitamin A. Marula, sourced from South Africa, is proven to help build collagen, neutralize free radicals, and increase skin hydration. Cape aloe, harvested in the Cape of South Africa, contains 2x the amino acids of aloe vera.
So, if you want a smooth and glowing complexion, start by repairing your skin barrier.