The skin barrier is the skin’s first line of defense and is vital to maintaining overall skin health. A healthy skin barrier helps prevent moisture loss, protect against environmental aggressors, and maintain a healthy skin microbiome. Instead, our skin barrier can be damaged by external factors like excessive sun exposure, air pollution, and harmful skincare ingredients. Fortunately, with the right steps and safe skincare products, it is possible to protect and repair the skin barrier.



What is the skin barrier?

The skin barrier is the outermost layer of the epidermis (skin consists of three layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis). Its function is to keep skin hydrated and prevent pathogens and chemicals from entering the body. The skin barrier helps your skin retain moisture, keeping it soft and hydrated.


What damages your skin barrier?

Some of the most damaging factors to your skin barrier include:


  1. Harsh skincare products: using skincare products with high concentrations of active ingredients like retinol and BHA, can damage your protective barrier. These products can strip your skin of its natural oils, causing dryness, flakiness, and irritation.
  2. Environmental stressors: pollution, UV rays, and extreme weather conditions can damage your skin barrier by depleting its natural antioxidants and breaking down collagen. This can lead to visible signs of premature aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
  3. Over-exfoliation: over-exfoliating and over-washing can strip away the natural lipid barrier and damage your skin barrier, leading to irritation and inflammation.
  4. Poor diet: excessive consumption of processed foods and sugar can trigger inflammation and lead to skin issues such as acne and eczema.
  5. Lack of sleep: sleep is a crucial time for your skin to repair and regenerate. Inadequate or compromised sleep can weaken your skin’s barrier and lead to dryness, irritation, and inflammation.


Methods to restore and protect your skin barrier!

When it comes to restoring and protecting your skin barrier, you will need to consider your daily habits and implement skin barrier repair products.



1. Simplify your skincare routine

If your skin barrier is compromised, you are likely to be experiencing increased sensitivity and irritation. This makes simplifying your skincare routine an important step to reduce further irritation and inflammation. Also, make sure you are using harm-free products to protect your skin barrier. As your skin’s safety bubble, EVOLCARE products contain 100% natural actives, meaning the active ingredients are harvested from nature and formulated without the use of alcohol, parabens, mineral oil and other harmful ingredients.



2. Detox your skin

By promoting the metabolism of skin cells and aiding in the replenishment of depleted skin lipids can help our skin detoxify and repair the skin barrier. Detox the EVOLCARE Essence – Inspired by the wisdom of the Nobel Prize-winning mechanism “Autophagy”, it can track and eliminate internal waste substances, it primarily enhances the metabolism of skin cells. Our proprietary formula, EVOLCARE Complex, includes Candida Saitona (Yeast), Kombucha and Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, to activate cellular autophagy, accelerate the removal of waste and toxins from the cells, and slow down cellular aging. It also effectively combats glycation and prevents the loss of collagen and elastin, maintaining skin firmness, softness and smoothness. During the process of promoting cellular and skin self-regeneration, it helps soothe and reduce the impact of UV radiation, allowing the skin to regain stability.



3. Make hydration a priority

A weak skin barrier causes moisture to be lost more quickly, and adequate hydration is a key factor in skin comfort and health. Proper hydration can help improve dryness and redness, so opt for skin-loving ingredients when choosing your skincare products.


Introducing the BIO Repair Sheet Mask, that is a perfect choice for all skin types and formulated with 100% natural bio-grade materials. EVOLCARE mask uses nano-fibre and 3D structure that closely adheres to your facial contours, delivering exceptional coverage and allowing the active ingredients to swiftly penetrate deep into your skin. Enriched with skin-loving Vitamin B3, known for its excellent penetration through the stratum corneum, this mask provides a truly indulgent experience. For enhanced skincare benefits, pair it with Detox The EVOLCARE Essence to take your skincare routine to improve further. BIO Repair Sheet Mask works its magic to instantly rescue fatigued skin and leaving you with a revitalized complexion.


4. Support your skin with healthy habits

Your daily skincare can go a long way in helping the restoration process, but if the habits that caused the damage do not change, you are facing a losing battle. Take small steps every day, such as improving the quality and duration of sleep, minimizing dietary triggers, and using physical SPF sunscreen. These will keep your skin looking its best at all times.