skin barrier repair

How your skin barrier can become damaged and how you can repair it

Environmental damage to skin caused by factors such as pollution, smoking, bacteria, weather and UV rays can be hard to avoid. Its effects can show up on the skin over time as the skin barrier becomes compromised and weakened, making skin more susceptible to irritation and inflammation. The result can be anything from redness, dryness, flakiness, irritation, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, dullness, discomfort or spots.

How to repair the skin barrier
Skin barrier repair can be approached in numerous ways to help build back a strong skin barrier that protects your skin from environmental damage. Antipollution skincare is becoming popular as people become more aware of the effects of environmental skin damage, but it simply comes down to a few key steps:

If your skin barrier is compromised, you need to ensure you nourish and nurture the skin and treat it with care, rather than using harsh skincare products that will only weaken the skin barrier further. Look for skincare products that are rich in high-quality natural oils and butters, to nourish and comfort skin. The Willowberry Nutrient Boost Cleansing Balm and Willowberry Sensitive Face Oil are ideal additions to your skincare routine.

Adequate moisture levels are essential for skin comfort and bounce. Hyaluronic acid is a hydration hero ingredient in skincare as it is a humectant, which means it attracts moisture into the skin and then keeps it there; hyaluronic acid can hold 1,000 times its own weight in water. You can find hyaluronic acid in the Willowberry Nutrient Boost Day Cream, alongside innovative antioxidant Fireweed and nutrient-rich sea moss Chondrus Crispus (carrageenan), which work to hydrate, plump, smooth and protect skin.

Antioxidants are your skin barrier repair superheroes, as they fight free radical damage in your skin caused by environmental factors. Antioxidants can be found in many vitamins in skincare; at Willowberry we make it easy to add antioxidants to your skincare routine, as every single Willowberry product has been specifically formulated with a focus on antioxidant ingredients.

You don’t need 10 steps in your skincare routine and actually, too many skincare products can make skin worse, not better. Opt for a simple skincare routine – our Willowberry 3-step skincare set is ideal – with a focus on cleansing, nourishing and hydrating skin.


Willowberry is nutritious natural skincare for grown-ups, for your best skin. 

A favourite with top make-up artists, Willowberry's luxurious award-winning products protect skin’s natural barrier function, to nourish and revive grown-up skin without telling women to be 'anti-ageing'.

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