April 27, 2023
Your dermal barrier is the outermost layer of your skin, and it's essential for protecting your skin from environmental stressors, retaining moisture, and keeping harmful substances out. But why is it so important to keep it intact? For one, a healthy barrier means better moisture retention. When it's damaged, moisture can escape more easily, leading to dry, dull skin. In contrast, maintaining a healthy dermal barrier helps ensure that your skin stays hydrated and plump, providing that coveted glow. Studies have shown that people with healthy dermal barriers have better skin hydration and fewer signs of aging. So if you want to keep your skin looking and feeling its best, taking care of your dermal barrier should be a top priority. That's also why the first step we often take when seeing you in clinic we may suggest taking steps to repair the dermal barrier before moving on to other corrective measures to get to you skin goals.
The good news is that there are several steps you can take at home to support your dermal barrier and maintain healthy, glowing skin. Here are some tips to get you started:
By taking these steps to support your dermal barrier, you can help maintain healthy, glowing skin and protect it from the effects of environmental stressors. While anti-aging products can be beneficial for your skin, it's important to remember that maintaining a healthy dermal barrier is the foundation of any good skincare routine. Without a strong barrier, anti-aging products can only do so much. So, if your end goal is to achieve healthy, glowing skin, remember to prioritize your dermal barrier. Your skin (and your skin expert) will thank you for it!
Jen + the VSBC team
February 17, 2023