Let’s be honest, sometimes looking after your skin feels hard.
Your skin barrier has a lot thrown at it and its resilience is constantly being tested by changing temperatures, long work days and anything else life likes to throw at you. I have dealt with my fair share of uncomfortable or red and textured skin thanks to a damaged skin barrier.
Now don’t worry, I’m done being the bad news fairy. So, I’m here to share with you five easy ways to help boost that skin resilience.
1. Avoid hot water
I know this one sucks because we all love a hot shower, but you’ll be doing your skin a favour by turning that temperature down a little when it comes to washing your face. When your water is too hot, it can inflame the skin and cause redness and irritation. It can also disrupt the natural moisture balance in the skin, stripping away natural occurring oils that help keep the skin moisturised and soft.
Instead, turn that temp down a bit so that the water is warm and don’t wash your face directly under the shower head, instead use your hands or a gentle washcloth.
2. Prioritise a skin strengthening and nourishing routine
Focusing on hydration and nourishing products in your routine doesn’t mean it has to be boring. No matter what your biggest skin concern is, your skin can always benefit from some hydration and a little support.
If you’re looking for something that wraps this all into one, the fresh Tea Elixir Skin Resilience Activating Serum is for you. I love reaching for it because it’s got a formula that’s backed by over 15 years of research and bottles up a number of skin-loving, barrier strengthening ingredients like niacinamide, 5kDa hyaluronic acid and ceramide III.