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How I protect my skin barrier

โ€œYour skin barrier is the protective layer that guards you from the environment and stops your skin from losing fluidsโ€

It can weaken from ageing and genetics as well as over cleansing or using too many products and UV exposure. Signs of a damaged skin barrier include dry or dull skin, redness, sensitivity or breakouts. 

I like to follow a simple skincare routine to protect my skin barrier. 

I use Gentle Cetaphil Cleanser at night but If Iโ€™ve been wearing makeup I swap out my cleanser and use a cleansing oil to remove my makeup instead.  

The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser has been on the market since 1947 formulated by a pharmacist and recommended by dermatologists as a daily gentle cleanser for even the most sensitive skin. 

It is fragrance soap and lanolin free, removes light makeup and will not block your pores. Helps to retain moisture. pH balanced. And the best part is, it doesnโ€™t sting your eyes.

In the mornings I just rinse my face with warm water because I donโ€™t want to dry my skin out by over cleansing, then I follow with my vitamin infused serums, Cetaphil Moisturiser & sunscreen. 

I donโ€™t wear much makeup these days, but when I do I have been using the Hydrating Cleansing Oil I mentioned above to remove my makeup. Iโ€™ve only used this one a few times and Iโ€™m already in love with it! 


After cleansing I treat my skin with my beautiful serums from Sand & Sky, these serums are also packed with the ingredients you need to protect your skin barrier. 

Check them out here

โ€œFor healthy happy skin moisturising is a crucial step and itโ€™s also a key part of maintaining your barrierโ€

The Cetaphil Moisturiser is excellent. I use it twice a day and itโ€™s Ingredients are deeply hydrating for the skin. It contains, 

  • Sunflower seed oil 
  • Dimethiconol – a type of silicone which helps moisture to spread easily across the skin and form a protective coating, while still allowing skin to breathe.
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Glycerin – Glycerin is found naturally in the skin. Glycerin is a key ingredient for skin hydration. It acts like a sponge, drawing moisture from the air and slowing down the evaporation of moisture from your skin.

Last but not least,, Rain, Hail or Shine applying sunscreen is one of the best things you can do to protect your skin, NEVER miss this step! At the moment Iโ€™m using WE ARE FEEL GOOD INC SIGNATURE SUNSCREEN LOTION SPF 50+

I hope you enjoyed this post and good luck protecting your skin barrier!

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