Having a healthy skin barrier is a crucial factor for your skin's overall health and happiness. If this is compromised in any way, it can lead to many unwanted skin conditions and concerns. A damaged skin barrier can manifest through various signs and symptoms, and recognising an impaired barrier is the first step to correcting it. If you've noticed any redness, dryness, flaking, burning, excessive oil production, tightness, breakouts or inflammation ( to name a few ) it's likely that your skin barrier is compromised. So, what can you do to repair, and maintain a happy skin barrier? Read on to learn what you need to do to make your skin smile again, and stay happy.

Repairing and taking care of a damaged skin barrier is essential for maintaining healthy and radiant skin. A compromised skin barrier can lead to issues like dryness, sensitivity, redness, and an increased risk of infections. Here are some steps you can take to repair and care for a damaged skin barrier.

Gentle Cleansing

Cleansing is a very important part of your routine, but which is the best cleanser for your fragile skin? Use a gentle, mild cleanser both morning and night. Be sure to use one that will not strip your skin of important oils which can lead to further irritation, and avoid hot water and harsh scrubbing, as this can also worsen the barrier damage. Using lukewarm water instead of hot water is very important for your vulnerable skin.

Try Skin Matrix Balance Cleanser  - A gentle water-based cleanser with a fresh, light texture to help remove excess oil and surface impurities. Leaves the skin feeling clean and comfortably hydrated whilst soothing the skin and healing blemishes.

If you prefer a cream cleanser, Sircuit Skin Super Mild Cleanser was formulated specifically to help soothe and protect, while also helping to reduce sensitivities that can occur when the skin is challenged by environmental stressors.

balance cleanser


Choose a rich, hydrating moisturiser that contains ingredients like ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and fatty acids. Apply moisturiser immediately after cleansing to lock in moisture and support the skin barrier.

Opt for products labelled "fragrance-free," "sensitive skin," or "for a damaged skin barrier."

Try Skin Matrix Hydracell which includes Alpine Rose Stem Cells which increase skin vitality, and protect and strengthen the skin's natural barrier making the skin resilient and healthy.

Or for a little something extra

Sircuit Skin Dreamweaver night time skin repair is a soothing, ultra-rich, moisturising treatment developed to help to restore moisture, nourish and protect your skin while you sleep.

Ultra Dry Moisturiser

Protect from UV Rays

Sunscreen is crucial to protect your skin from UV damage. A mineral sunscreen would be best, rather than a chemical option. Mineral sunscreens will also include calming and soothing ingreidents such as zinc, which will further control any inflammation.

We love Skin Matrix Zinky – A lightweight, super hydrating moisturiser that contains a high percentage of Zinc Oxide with a light tint that would be universal for all skin tones. Soothing for even the most sensitive of skins.

You could also try Aspect Tinted Physical 50+ sunscreen  - A tinted mineral sunscreen to provide very high protection whilst helping to even out skin tone making it a perfect base for your other beauty products. The sunscreen has been developed as a very high protection mineral sunscreen lotion which has been specially formulated to provide broad spectrum UVA and UVB SPF 50+ from the sun.

Aspect Tinted Physical

Support from Within

Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. You could consider taking a supplement such as the Edible Beauty Complexion Protein Powder that contains highly bio-available plant-based protein, along with skin loving superfoods and nutrients designed to support healthy collagen formation, tissue building and repair, and deliver essential minerals for beautiful and radiant skin.

Complexion Protein Powder

Avoid over exfoliating

While your skin is in its fragile state, it is important to make sure that you exfoliate with caution. Avoid abrasive formulations, and opt for a gentle enzyme exfoliant instead which will get the job done without creating any additional concerns for your skin.

Try Aspect Fruit Enzyme Mask - A gentle exfoliating enzyme mask that helps lift dead skin cells from the surface. The skin appears brightened, using natural extracts including Papain from papaya, and Bromelain from Pineapple to desquamate dead skin cells.

Consult a Dermatologist

If your skin barrier damage is severe or persists, it's a good idea to consult a dermatologist for personalized advice and potential prescription treatments.

Remember, repairing a damaged skin barrier takes time and consistency. Be patient with your skin and make adjustments to your routine as needed. Listen to your skin's responses and make changes accordingly.


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