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Nurturing The Skin Barrier

The skin barrier: Your first line of defense

The skin is your largest organ. It is vital to your wellbeing, maintaining the balance of fluids and regulating your body temperature. The skin affects your appearance, reflects your inner wellness, and is a powerful barrier that defends you against external and intrinsic factors. Stress, pollution, diet, hormonal issues, UV-exposure, and the mere passing of time all impact your body, triggering various reactions from your skin. Breakouts, rashes, and visible wrinkles could be signals that it is time to slow down, take a deep breath, and start looking after yourself. The skin barrier is your first line of defense. Thus, it is vitally important to maintain a healthy skin barrier. Taking a holistic approach may be helpful when adjusting to a personalized skincare routine—as both external and internal factors may affect the skin barrier and its appearance.

Skin health: Maintaining a strong skin barrier

A weak or compromised skin barrier fails to retain water efficiently and the skin will look dehydrated, dull, sensitive, and probably scaly—thus making you vulnerable to inflammation and infection. Conversely, a strong skin barrier retains moisture, preserves hydration balance, and fights external threats while leaving your complexion radiant. We all know the signals our skin sends us when it is not at its best. We all go through periods of stress and anxiety that have adverse consequences for the skin. Whether your concern is oiliness, dehydration, dryness, breakouts, dullness, skin texture, or visible pores, a personalized skincare routine allows you to target different skin issues at different times. Internal factors such as genetics, hormonal balance, and medical conditions may affect your skin. Likewise, external factors such as climate changes, a stressed lifestyle, inadequate skincare, and nutrition also affect your skin. Restoring the skin barrier means building up the skin's outer layer, the epidermis. Make sure your skin is well hydrated and given the proper care using suitable skincare products. The key is understanding your skin needs, and which different factors affect the skin.

Blue Lagoon Iceland: A holistic approach to beauty and wellness

In the early 80s, people started bathing in the Blue Lagoon, noticing the water’s profoundly beneficial effects on their skin. People suffering from skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema reported that bathing in the luminous blue waters soothed and relieved their symptoms. The skin barrier felt strengthened and balanced. Since then, Blue Lagoon has researched bioactive water and its bioactive elements—silica, microalgae, and minerals. These mineral and microbial properties play an integral role in the beneficial effects of bathing in bioactive water and have become the foundation of Blue Lagoon skincare.

The Blue Lagoon experience is holistic by nature, combining the lagoon’s ethereal blue color, the tranquillity of the stress-free environment, the volcanic landscape, the purity of the Arctic air, and the rejuvenating powers of bioactive water. This multi-sensory experience is what makes Blue Lagoon unique in the world and explains why people emerge from the water feeling relaxed, revitalized, and confident in their own skin.

Personalize your routine with Blue Lagoon skincare. Our products address a wide range of skin concerns and focus on protecting and nurturing the skin barrier. The result is a fully revitalized glow coming from within.