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The Most Important Factor For Healthy Glowing Skin By Terra Tonics
The second of our guest editorials by Terra Tonics, the line share exactly why excellent skin barrier function is so important to maintain healthy, glowing and unproblematic skin, and also why it is so crucial to opt for 100% bio-active ingredients in our skincare.
Words and imagery by Terra Tonics
Healthy glowing skin begins and ends with a healthy skin barrier function.
Most skin troubles are due to a damaged skin barrier function. Repairing it is the path to the skin you want.
What is the skin barrier?
The skin barrier is the top layer of skin called the stratum corneum. It is microscopic—less than a fraction of a millimetre. But this tiny layer plays a vital role as the protective barrier to our body’s largest organ: our skin.
What is the skin barrier made of?
The stratum corneum is comprised of fatty acids, dead skin cells, cholesterol, lipids and ceramides (fat molecules that hold the skin cells together and help the skin retain moisture and allow for correct function).
What skin issues are caused by a damaged barrier function?
A weakened barrier function can contribute towards:
– Breakouts and acne
– Bumps under the skin
– Dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema
– Sensitised skin
– Dehydrated skin
– Increased risk of sun damage
Synthetic ingredients can further damage your skin barrier, block pores and can create breakouts and more inflammation.
How do I protect my skin’s barrier function, naturally?
Remove harmful chemicals from your skincare regime. Get rid of any skincare that contains synthetics, fragrances and emulsifiers.
Drink a lot of water.
Up to 50% of ageing is due to chronic dehydration. To deeply nourish our cells and to care for our skin, we need to drink at least 3 litres a day. Ideally, the water we drink should be filtered and structured. You can also eat your water with vegetables, fruits and chia seeds.
Use 100% bio-active ingredients.
Your skin barrier wants to work. You just need to give it the right nutrients for it to do so, and remove the triggers which are preventing it. 100% bio-active ingredients are scientifically proven to change the skin on a cellular level. Plant-based actives don’t require synthetics to be effective. They work with your skin for fast benefits that deliver long term health and vitality.
Terra Tonics Clean Collagen and Elemental Cleanser are designed to work with your skin to heal, repair and regenerate it as they do heal and regenerate plants.
Healthy glowing skin will come naturally once your barrier function can do what it is designed to do.