Expert Tips On How to Repair Your Skin Barrier

Expert Tips On How to Repair Your Skin Barrier

"Skin Barrier" is a term that you may have encountered A LOT! But is it another trendy word that's popular on Instagram or a concept that's here to stay? Let's delve into it.

Think of the skin barrier as your skin's personal bodyguard, always on the lookout for trouble! Its job is to kick out the unwanted elements (free radicals) and allow in the VIPs (nutrients). The skin barrier determines your skin's glow and lacklustre appearance. And sometimes we're our worst enemy when it comes to messing with our skin's shield. So, let's explore the truth about the skin barrier and seek expert advice to help restore the skin barrier.

What is Skin Barrier?

Your skin is delicate, yet it has several layers to protect your body and keep it healthy. Each layer has its own importance and role. The outermost layer, known as the moisture barrier, works like a wall that shields you from environmental toxins, germs, and harmful UV rays. The skin barrier also holds onto natural oils, ceramides, and water to keep you hydrated and moisturized. According to Healthline, if your skin feels dry, scaly, and itchy all the time, then probably your skin barrier is damaged.

Factors Causing Damaged Skin Barrier

Your skin encounters a number of harmful things every day, which can damage its protective barrier. There are several factors that can lead to skin barrier damage. Some of them are:

  • Trying different DIYs without any information
  • Skin over-washing
  • Exposure to allergens
  • Use of physical exfoliants(very often)
  • Environmental stressors such as UV rays and pollution
  • Using chemicals that damage your skin
  • Too much sun exposure
  • Use of soaps
  • Psychological distress

How To Repair Your Skin Barrier?

  1. Be Kind to Your Skin

Many of you love experimenting with different skincare products, but it is never recommended. If you have gone too far and irritated your skin with these experiments, it is time to push the brakes and treat your skin kindly.

A simple water wash with a cleanser followed by a layer of soothing face serum can work wonders in calming your skin down. But remember, repairing a damaged skin barrier takes time, so never expect immediate miracles. 

  1. Make your Skincare Simple

If your skin barrier is compromised, less is definitely more. Don't go slathering on a ton of products. It’s always better to consult a dermatologist or use dermatologically recommended products. The fewer products you use, the better your skin will be. So take a breath, consult the pros, and let your skin heal.

Your routine should be tailored to address your specific concerns, whether it's breakouts, redness, or discolouration. And beware of sneaky chemicals and fragrances - they can make a bad situation even worse! 

  1. Use the Right Cleanser

Whether you are all about that double-cleanse life or prefer to keep it simple with just one face wash, you gotta make sure it is a gentle-yet-effective formula. Your cleanser should be a boss at banishing dirt, grime, makeup, and all other particles without being too harsh on your delicate skin. Novaclear Hydro Range Cleansers are best suited for damaged skin barriers or dehydrated skin.

  1. Novaclear Hydro Facial Foam
  2. Novaclear Hydro Facial Cleanser

These moisturisers are formulated with low and middle-molecular weight Hyaluronic acid that gently removes dirt and gunk and restores skin moisture.

  1. Choose The Right Moisturiser

When your skin barrier is down, a ceramide moisturiser is the bestie it needs! A good moisturiser supports the skin barrier, locks in moisture, and keeps your skin soft and hydrated. Don't settle for any basic moisturizer - go for one that's packed with nourishing ingredients to power up your skin barrier.

Help your skin stay healthy and hydrated 24/7, by using moisturizers rich in Hyaluronic Acid. The Novaclear Hydro Range has got you covered with moisturizers designed for both day and night use.

  1. Novaclear Hydro Day Cream
  2. Novaclear Hydro Night Cream

You need moisturizers at night because it’s the time your skin is at its most active, working hard to repair and rejuvenate itself. 

  1. Consult a Dermatologist

If your skin constantly feels dull, dry, and itchy, it's time to consult a dermatologist. People with sensitive skin should avoid harsh ingredients like alcohol, fragrances, and sulfates to maintain a healthy skin barrier. Opt for a gentle cleanser and hydrating moisturizer. And, let’s not forget our lips. Use lip balms rich in Hyaluronic acid that can repair chapped lips and keep them moisturized for a long. We recommend hydrating lip balms from Novaclear Hydro Range:

  1. Novaclear Hydro Lip Balm
  2. Novaclear Intense Lip Care


Don't let the term 'repairing the skin barrier' intimidate you - it's simpler than you think! With these expert tips, achieving healthy, glowing skin is within reach. Small changes in your skincare routine can make a world of difference. Treat your skin with care, avoid harsh ingredients, and select products tailored to your skin type. Bless your skin with skincare that give