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Hey beautiful people, last time I shared with you 9 WAYS YOUARE DAMAGING YOUR SKIN BARRIER AND 5 SIGNS YOUR SKIN BARRIER IS DAMAGED. So today, I will share with you ingredients that will help you repair your skin barrier.

Ingredients that contain humectants, niacinamide, ceramides and fatty acids will help you build your skin barrier health. If you are trying to get rid of your acne, hyperpigmentation or any skin related condition, you need to repair your skin barrier FIRST.

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TIP: Give your skin time as it naturally repairs itself and keep your skincare routine as SIMPLE as you can.

Here are 8 ingredients that help your skin barrier:-

1. Hyaluronic acid

This is a humectant that is found naturally in our skin and loses its strength as we age.

It draws moisture from its surrounding and has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water.


2. Aloe Vera

Has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which is beneficial for treating acne, dry skin and sun burns.

3. Manuka honey

Has anti-inflammatory properties and an abundance of antioxidants which help with conditions such as dermatitis, acne and eczema which are caused by a damaged skin barrier.

4. Squalene

This lipid is naturally found in our skin’s sebum and helps protect our skin barrier. It acts as an emollient which helps the skin retain its moisture.

5. Glycerin

Just like hyaluronic acid, glycerin draws moisture from its surrounding. Both hyaluronic acid and glycerin work well when applied first then followed by an occlusive cream or oil.

6. Ceramides and Phytoceramides

These are fatty molecules that make up the natural skin barrier and help to retain moisture. Ceramides are one of the building blocks of our skin cells, they are the “glue” that keep the skin cells together.

7. Niacinamide

Also known as Vitamin B3, a water soluble vitamin.

This ingredient boosts ceramide production thus improving lipid barrier function.

It has anti-inflammatory, anti-acne and anti-aging properties.

8. Allantoin

This is an extract from the comfrey plant. It works by removing barriers like dead skin which in turn increases skin hydration as the skin is able to absorb moisture normally.

It has anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties which makes it suitable for soothing the skin.

All these ingredients will ONLY work if you wear SUNSCREEN. And here are 11 SUNSCREENS THAT WON’T LEAVE A WHITE CAST ON DARK SKINNED PEOPLE.

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