What is TEWL and why do you need to protect against it?
This is such an important topic, especially at this time of the year as the weather changes. Today I'm talking about TEWL.
WHAT IS TEWL?
TEWL stands for 'Trans Epidermal Water Loss'. It is when water passes from the dermis, through the epidermis and then evaporates from the surface of the skin.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
The problem with TEWL is that when water leaches out of the skin, it can make the skin dry, dehydrated and also make fine lines and wrinkles appear worse than what they are.
WHAT CAUSES IT?
Changes in temperature and being in a dehydrating environment can cause TEWL. Such as air conditioning environments and also when the heating is on (like this time of the year).
HOW TO PREVENT IT
I have designed a range of products which work well to prevent TEWL. I find it's best if you can layer different products together to work in synergy. Starting from light to heavy, here is what I recommend...
THE VITAMIN C SERUM
This is a super hydrating face serum (which is like a drink for your skin). It contains hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and aloe vera to help plump the skin out when it's been dehydrated. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to a thousand times its weight in water and so binds this hydration into the skin.
Apply one pump after cleansing. Purchase the Vitamin C Serum HERE
THE FACE CREAM
This is packed again full of hydrating ingredients and also nourishing oils to moisturise the skin and leave a delicate barrier on the surface to help prevent the water from leaching out.
Apply one pump after The Vitamin C Serum. Purchase The Face Cream HERE
THE FACE SERUM
The Face Serum is an oil based serum that soaks into the skin easily. You only need a small amount, however a little goes a long way. This oil is packed full of botanical ingredients for the skin including kiwi seed oil, sea buckthorn extract, Vitamin A palmitate plus much more. This provides a final barrier to the skin to protect it from TEWL. It's also super light and so not pore blocking either.
Apply 2-3 drops after The Face Cream. Purchase The Face Serum HERE
When combining these products together, they work in synergy to hydrate and moisturise the skin. This is the perfect time to buy before the weather gets too cold and prevent your skin's moisture loss.
Thanks so much for reading,