If you're anything like my pre-serum self, and have skin that feels inflamed, congested, dehydrated, and sensitive … then strap yourself in and read on! There is a high likelihood that your skin barrier needs a bit of TLC.
First things first… How do I tell if my skin barrier is damaged?
Every day, your skin is put under stress in a variety of different ways. These stressors can be external, like air pollution and UV rays to internal as well like your literal stress levels! Repeated stress makes it harder for skin to bounce back. There are a few warning signs that you should look out for when it comes to determining whether or not you have a stressed out skin barrier.
Some of these are:
- Additional sensitivity
- Inflammation and redness
- An uneven skin texture
- An itching feeling on your skin
- Fine lines and dehydrated skin
How to repair my skin barrier?
Now…you may be asking how do I fix my skin barrier? Well, being your skin fairy godmother and all means that we are able to bibbidi-bobbidi-boo your skin's barrier back to better health!
All it takes is a few key ingredients at exactly the right concentration…
- A spoonful of Niacinamide & Panthenol to calm and refine pores
- A pinch of Ceramides for barrier support
- A drizzle of Centella, Green Tea, Copper Peptide to soothe and nurture
- One cup of Glycerin, Electrolytes, Hyaluronic Acid for hydration
*these measurements have been used for the fun of your reading and should not be taken literally as to what we have included in our barrier support serum ;)
The outcome? Well, we named it rebound. An all in one hydrating, calming, nurturing, soothing and supportive serum that contains all of these key ingredients. Say goodbye to needing 5 different products to reach your hydration and barrier support needs!
How long does it take for the skin barrier to heal?
Just like heartbreak, healing takes time… and the same can be said for your skin.
The natural barrier function of your skin might take anywhere from two weeks to a month or more to heal. When your skin has healed, you'll notice a decrease in inflammation, as well as a decrease in skin sensitivity, uneven texture, redness, dehydration, and fine lines (and hopefully breakouts too!).
It is important to make sure you continue to look after your skin’s barrier, even when you have restored it to its full function. We encourage incorporating a soothing and supportive serum into your routine daily to make sure your skin barrier stays healthy, hydrated and bouncy always!
Does damaged skin barrier cause acne?
A damaged skin barrier doesn’t necessarily cause acne, however it is a very important part of treating and preventing breakouts.
The skin’s barrier plays an important role in the prevention of acne. The barrier’s purpose is to keep water in the skin in, and keep bacteria and other pathogens out! The barrier is skin’s top-most layer, also known as the stratum corneum. It’s made up of mature skin cells (corneocytes) and lipids. By supporting the barrier with the right ingredients, we can give skin the nutrients it needs to soothe inflammation and better resist C. acnes bacteria.
Rebound has been carefully formulated in partnership with pharmaceutical scientist and beauty influencer, Hannah English. Rebound is a barrier support serum that calms angry, damaged skin by supporting the skin barrier and providing protection from daily stressors and you can shop it here!
See what these publications had to say about rebound here:
- You Beauty Podcast (skip to 10:00)
- The Daily Mail