When the outermost layer of our skin, known as the skin barrier, is healthy and strong, it serves three vital roles: it protects deeper layers of the skin from external stressors such as UV radiation and pollution, it keeps your body and skin hydrated by locking water in, and it delivers essential nutrients to sustain the skin.
As we age, the skin barrier gradually weakens. Without a strong barrier for protection, the glow starts to fade, skin becomes more sensitive and it gets harder to keep it hydrated. But age isn’t the only threat to the skin’s greatest shield.
If you are guilty of over-washing your face, over-exfoliating, or using too many active ingredients at once, chances are you're stripping the skin of its natural barrier causing moisture loss and irritation. The face may feel tight and dry, flaky, red, and rough.
Skin could even suffer from blocked pores, lumps and bumps as the barrier protection has been compromised leaving skin unprotected against pollutants.
To keep moisture in, irritants out, and maintain a healthy glow, you need a skincare solution to help your skin barrier shield your skin.
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Every product in the Mx Skincare Skin Repair Solution is scientifically designed to repair your skin barrier, with powerful cosmeceuticals based on quality, potent active ingredients.
The key ingredients in Mx Skincare to help Skin Repair
Using a cleanser that cleans without stripping the skin and containing moisturising ingredients derived from coconut oil, known for its moisturising and skin protection properties, is the first essential step in skin repair.
Much of the skin barrier is made up of naturally occurring ceramides – fat molecules known as lipids. Ceramides maintain the skin barrier, rather like mortar between bricks, if bricks are skin cells. Skincare products containing ceramides will strengthen the skin barrier and boost hydration levels for plumper, firmer, more youthful-looking skin.
To encourage the skin’s own production of ceramides, use Vitamin B3. This powerhouse ingredient prevents water loss, builds skin resilience and improves skin texture.
Incorporating hyaluronic acid (HA) in your skincare routine will also help keep skin hydrated while the skin barrier is compromised. Each molecule can hold about 1,000 times its weight in water, and HA’s superpower is drawing in water (from your body and the surrounding environment) and binding it to the skin barrier.
Other ingredients to look for in your skin repair solution include Vitamin E and Resveratrol.
All part of the Mx Skincare Skin Repair Solution.