The skin barrier is the outermost layer of the skin and has an important protective function. It protects the skin from external aggressions such as environmental pollution, UV radiation, dry air and pathogens. An intact skin barrier is therefore crucial for healthy skin.
The skin barrier is made up of several layers of skin cells, including the stratum corneum, which forms the skin's outer protective shield, and the epidermis and dermis, which lie deeper in the skin. The skin barrier also contains lipids, such as ceramides, cholesterol and free fatty acids, which hold skin cells together and support barrier function.
An intact skin barrier has an optimal amount of lipids and moisture and is able to repel foreign substances without causing irritation or inflammation. When the skin barrier is damaged or disrupted, it can lead to a variety of skin problems including dryness, flaking, redness, irritation, inflammation and infection.
There are various factors that can affect the skin barrier. Harsh detergents, too frequent washing, sun exposure, climate changes, stress, aging and diseases such as eczema or rosacea can damage or compromise the skin barrier.
It is important to pay attention to appropriate skin care to maintain an intact skin barrier. This includes using moisturizing products that support the lipid barrier, avoiding over-washing, and protecting the skin from sunlight and pollution. It is also important to have a healthy diet rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids to support skin barrier health.
An intact skin barrier also plays an important role in preventing skin aging. The skin barrier protects the skin from oxidative stress, inflammation and damage to skin cells caused by external influences. An intact skin barrier can also enhance the effects of anti-aging products by increasing their effectiveness and preventing the active ingredients from escaping through the skin before they can do their job.
Overall, an intact skin barrier is essential for healthy skin. A healthy skin barrier protects the skin from damage and aging and helps maintain radiant and youthful skin. It is important to pay attention to appropriate skin care and support the skin barrier.
The Zkin Lab process uses skin measurement to determine the current condition of the skin and allows you to specifically produce the optimal amount of lipids and moisture with personalized skin care products.