Hands up who wants healthier skin?
Hands up who wants healthier skin?
Strengthening the outermost layers of skin is one of the most effective ways to support it. Helping skin to retain moisture more effectively, protect against pollutants and to stand up against sensitivities, redness and inflammation.
A stronger skin barrier also promotes better skin aging too, so fine lines and wrinkles can appear less visible and skin cells regenerate effectively.
What is the skin barrier?
Your skin barrier is the upper layers of skin that do the bulk of protecting and battling daily life – whether that’s standing up to pollution from packed public transport and changes in the weather or calming irritation and skin sensitivity.
The skin barrier is made up of hard-working layers that you also want to look great too, with a smooth texture for flawless make up application or a natural glow for when you want au naturel skin.
How does Stella skincare protect it?
It’s not just external factors that can affect your skin barrier functions, the type of skincare you use can compromise it too. Guilty of the tell-tale tingle when you over exfoliate, who isn’t? Harsh actives that are too strong for your skin type, used too often or left on for too long can leave the skin dehydrated and lacking nutrients.
Our collection is based on the ethos that skin is akin to our planet. An ecosystem that needs to be nurtured and respected but that is capable of thriving when treated in the right way. Our essential STELLA skincare range is packed with active ingredients that help to support your skin's key functions of regeneration and protection, like barrier-strengthening olive squalane to hydration-boosting hyaluronic acid.
A go-to hydrator that effortlessly locks moisture in to the barrier, thanks to its low molecular weight, Hyaluronic acid retains water and is absorbed into the skin easily – helping it stay hydrated, smoother and plumper for longer.
STELLA skincare is also backed by impressive results too, in instrumental assessments our award-winning Alter-Care Serum was shown to have a strengthening effect on the skin barrier during 6 hours.
What else can I do to look after my skin barrier?
1. Choose skincare that doesn’t disrupt your pH. When your skin’s PH balance is right, your skin barrier will be able to work at its best to protect skin from pollution particles, inflammation and other damaging factors.
2. Stay hydrated by drinking water regularly, throughout the day. It’s important to ensure you are hydrated from within, after all your body – and your skin – is made up of approximately two thirds water.
3. Eat a skin-friendly diet. Incorporating ingredients high in fatty acids such as seeds and nuts will support the skin, whilst rainbow bright foods rich in vitamin A and E such as leavy greens like spinach, carrots, peppers and sweet potato will all support your skin barrier.
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