Skin barrier: Secret strength of skin

Skin barrier: Secret strength of skin

The secret strength of skin

Have you heard the magic words ‘skin barrier’?

Are you struggling with rough and dry skin? Are you upset with a sudden  increased sensitivity of your skin?  If yes, take a deep breath and relax. It’s nothing but a  damaged skin barrier that causes the problem. Still worried if  it’s possible to  reclaim the health of broken skin barrier? YES, YOU CAN. With a little self love and  goodness of nature, you can rejuvenate your compromised skin barrier. 

Want to know more about your skin barrier?

So your skin is made up of multiple layers. Skin barrier is the top most layer of the skin. Yes, it’s the same  layer that you apply your makeup on. So what does it exactly do? It locks the moisture in your skin and  keep out the external pollutants. Wondering how it fights against those bad bacteria and fungi? The real warrior is the acid mantle ( the slight acidity) of your skin. It is the acid mantle that creates a buffer against these pathogens.

What’s more distressing than a thirsty skin vulnerable to attack from outside pollutants?  When the skin is parched, it throws up it’s own signs.

So let’s take a look at those symptoms

Wondering what causes a broken skin barrier?

Over cleansing and over exfoliating :

Sometimes you cleanse and exfoliate too much just to get rid of the excess sebum or dirt or make up. And end up in dry stretchy skin. Don’t you?  But  you will never know this . Each time you over do your skin care regimen you are over stripping your protective skin barrier.  

Wrong skin care products:

Did you know that products with harsh chemicals  can upset the skin acid mantle? Remember the number of times you have brought a product without looking for it’s pH? How many times have you fallen for the brand name and price, without looking for it’s ingredients? This happens often. Isn’t it? No matter how much you spend, wrong skin care products can end you up in a compromised skin barrier. There’s nothing more helpful than knowing your product before using it.

Lack of Sleep and Stress:

Browsing  what causes a parched skin on a sleepless night and getting stressed?  IF YES, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG.  Improper sleep and  stress can weaken the skin barrier despite a proper skin care regimen. Give your body rest and you will see the magic unfold itself.

Too much sun exposure:

Rushing to work on a Monday morning without your tint of sunscreen? Don’t you do this? But long exposures to UV rays can cause a broken skin barrier. So now you know what causes that inflammed itchy skin after a sunny sweaty day.


A change of city and on a sudden your skin started breaking out or getting rough. You have experienced this one time or the other. Isn’t it? Temperature that is too dry or too humid can upset your skin acid mantle. So it’s not just your products but your surroundings matter too.

Genetic factors:

You are doing it all right and still getting dry and rough skin? Seven hours of sleep and a peaceful life not helping you out? It’s okay. Sometimes inflammatory skin conditions are a result of your genetics. Have a genetically weaker skin barrier? Stop stressing yourself. Why worry when you can always seek the help of a dermatologist?

What can be done to protect and restore 

Simple skin care routine is the key

Take a break from that complicated skin care routine. Show your skin a little love with ESSENTIAL products ( and not surplus products). 

Look for the pH:

To manage a healthy skin acid mantle, maintaining a proper pH is the magic tool. Look for the pH of the product before falling for the brand name and the cost. Yes, it works!

Try a plant oil:

You DON’T  always need a chemical mixture to help you fight damaged skin barrier. Look out for the goodness of nature. Did you know plant  oils like jojoba, coconut and almond oil can help you repair skin barrier? YES, YOU HEARD IT RIGHT. Go and explore the magic of nature.

Include ceramides :

Struggling with dehydration, dryness and irritation? Try adding ceramides in your skin care regimen. Ceramides do wonders in locking the water content and retaining the moisture. Why wait? Go grab your pack of ceramide moisturizer. 

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize:

There’s no skin care without moisturizer. Isn’t it? But  did you know adding moisturizer with humectants to your skin care routine will help in double protection? Humectants retain water from inside the skin cells while moisturizer locks the water on the surface. So now you know why the combo work wonders.

What about a SKINTELLIGENT approach?

Looking for a brand that is kind to your skin?  Want the goodness of nature and magic of essential products?

Be intelligent while choosing for your skin!

Try out the deep hydration range of skintelligent from The unbottle Co.

Deep Hydration Botanical Serum

This serum is enriched with botanical super-actives like squalane, sodium hyaluronate, AHA from lactic acid, allantoin arginine and extracts from licorice root, turmeric and centella asiatica. This natural powerful cocktail helps hydrate skin naturally and for the long term, without causing oily skin or breakouts.

  • AHA from lactic acid helps skin elasticity and flexibility. 
  • Squalene reduces wrinkles, scars and pigmentation 
  • Arginine PCA helps capture skin moisture and keeps it hydrated all day long
  • Allantoin soothes skin and protects it from external irritants

Deep Hydration Natural Face Cleanser

This hydrating face cleanser is enriched with botanical super-actives  like arginine PCA, alpha-arbutin, lactic acid, sodium hyaluronate and tocopherol.

  • Arginine PCA helps capture skin moisture and keeps it hydrated all day long
  • Alpha-arbutin brightens skin tone and heals skin damage
  • Lactic acid is an AHA which helps skin elasticity and lightens dark spots
  • Sodium hyaluronate has the magical duality to moisturise skin and reduce inflammation
  • Tocopherol is a fantastic antioxidant to detox skin

Deep Hydration All-Over Botanical Lotion 

This natural, all-over body lotion is enriched with botanical super-actives like arginine, squalene, almond oil, wheat germ oil, honey, milk, kojic acid and natural butters from cocoa, shea, mango.

  • Almond Oil preserves skin’s natural moisture
  • Wheat germ oil helps in building collagen
  • Kojic acid treats skin conditions, such as sun damage, scars, and age spots.
  • Honey corrects Skin Tone and Helps skin brightening

Why settle for less when you can give  the best for your skin? Love your skin and show it a little care. Have good diet , sleep well, exercise, meditate!  Taking care of your skin is being kind to yourself. So why not start your self love journey right now? 

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