You might’ve come across barrier creams during your walk through your local beauty store and often ponder, “Why do barrier creams exist? I already have a moisturizer. And while moisturizers are beneficial for the skin in terms of maintaining and ensuring your skin stays hydrated; barrier creams are a totally different product with a wide range of benefits.
What are Barrier Creams?
Barrier creams, once placed on the skin, act as a protective seal on the skin. Barrier creams are used as the final step in your routine and will keep all the good ingredients sealed in while protecting the skin and the skin barrier from any chemical and environmental damages.
Barrier creams are highly recommended for individuals who want to heal wounds on the skin, soften any dry skin areas or patches, protect the skin, retain moisture and suppleness on the skin or seal cracks or fissures that may occur on the skin.
If you’re looking for a barrier cream to try out for yourself, the Urban Calm Barrier Cream is a fantastic product to start off with. The barrier cream is made with Fermented Honeybush and Hyaluronic Acid; both ingredients are famous for improving skin elasticity and keeping the skin plump and smooth.
How to Use
Barrier creams are simple to use as long as you are following the correct skin cleaning procedures that follow first.
First, we recommend that you clean the skin using a gentle, mild cleanser. After washing, pat the skin to air dry or use a towel and pat the skin gently. Follow up with the rest of your skincare routine; essence, toners, and serums.
The last step would be to apply a thin layer of the barrier cream to your face. Give it time to truly soak into your skin. Upon application, the skin should feel hydrated and protected, allowing you to keep your skin protected while you carry out your day, or when you shut off the lights for bed.