Suara.com – The skin barrier or skin barrier is the outermost layer of the skin that must always be ensured its health. This is done so that bacteria, viruses and germs do not easily enter and become skin problems.
Like a house, a skin barrier is a wall that must be resistant to cracks and leaks. The question now is, how to repair a damaged skin barrier?
Described by Dermatologist and Skin Expert, dr. Kardiana Dewi, Spkk, if the skin barrier is like a wall, so that it doesn’t crack easily, you have to use a material such as cement as an adhesive.
“Because the daily activities of the skin are disturbed. So if the skin is dry, the first thing is to restore the skin barrier so that it is intact again. If it is not intact, it will be easily disturbed,” said dr. Kardiana in the launching of Marina Expert White and Glow, Tuesday (8/2/2022).
More dr. Kardiana said to improve the skin barrier, at least three ingredients are needed in skin care products, namely ceramic, vitamin C, and niacinamide.
The following is a further explanation of these materials and their functions.
It is an active ingredient in skincare that is able to re-close the damaged skin barrier. This material has the size of a liquid that can get into the smallest gaps because it is nano-sized.
In addition, ceramic also has a moisturizing effect, so the skin is not easily dry, and germs and bacteria do not easily enter the skin.
2. Vitamin C
This content is very important for people who live in tropical climates such as Indonesia.
This is because sun exposure can accelerate the formation of melanin, so that the skin darkens more easily. Or in short, this active ingredient is also effective in making the skin not easily dull.
“Meanwhile, vitamin C is useful in inhibiting the formation of melanin, so that the pigment (color) of the skin is more awake,” explained dr. Kardiana.
This active ingredient is quite trendy and already familiar in the community during the pandemic. Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide, is a derivative of vitamin B3 (niacin).
If ceramic is useful for moisturizing the skin, then niacinamide has the benefit of repairing damaged skin barrier.
“Currently, in various skincare products, niacinamide has various concentrations, the amount is adjusted to the needs,” concluded dr. Kardiana.