3 Easy Ways to Prevent Transepidermal Water Loss
If you’re suffering from dehydrated or dry skin, this could be caused by transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL). Translation? Your skin is losing water and moisture. You can prevent TEWL from causing dry skin.
What Is Transepidermal Water Loss?
Let's look at the layers of skin to better understand TEWL. The epidermis, which is the outermost layer of our skin, is the most visible. The middle layer is the dermis, while the hypodermis covers the innermost layer. TEWL is when water flows from the dermis to the epidermis, and then evaporates through the skin barrier.
If the stratum corneum, or epidermis, is damaged, water evaporates from the skin, causing dry, dull, or dehydrated skin. Although your skin is smart enough to manage water loss and maintain hydration, there are times when certain factors can cause damage to your skin barrier, causing further dryness. It is important to be aware of the signs that your skin barrier may have been compromised or is losing water. These are the signs you might be suffering from TEWL.
- Irritation: This is when water loss occurs due to a damaged skin barrier. It can often feel irritated.
- Flaking: The skin's topmost layer dries and then dies, resulting in flakes.
- Itchy skin: This is caused by water loss and causes itchy sensations.
- Tightness: Dehydrated skin pull tighter across the surface, the result is a tight feeling.
How Can You Stop Transepidermal Water Losses?
- Skin Barrier Strength
Your skin barrier is a critical part of your skin's health. What exactly is it? Your skin barrier is a protective layer that traps moisture and prevents irritants from entering. However, a damaged skin barrier can lead to transepidermal loss of water. Therefore, it is important to take good care of your barrier.
There are many simple things that you can do to maintain a healthy skin barrier.
- You can establish a solid moisturizing routine
A face oil can be an effective way to prevent transepidermal loss of water. It delivers powerful concentrations to the skin, nourishing it with nourishing ingredients after cleansing. The La Coéss REVITALISÉ Nutrient Organic Face Oil has a high concentration of pure and nourishing nutrients replenishing ingredients, which deeply moisturizes the skin and helps it retain its moisture. Organic Argan Oil, Organic Chia Seed Oil, and Organic Prickly Pear Oil is also included to soothe and moisturize dry skin. We recommend applying our La Coéss REVITALISÉ Nutrient Organic Face Oil (AM & PM) each day, after cleansing to strengthen and maintain the natural skin barrier.
- Humidity levels should be increased
Are you a person who lives in a dry area? A humidifier might be the right investment for you! Your environment plays an important role in the amount of TEWL you experience. If you live in dry areas, a humidifier may be able to help your skin stay hydrated and balanced. How to avoid too much TEWL can make a huge difference in your skin's health. We hope these tips will help you get the best, most glowing skin possible!
Some of The Best Ingredients That Work to Avoid TEWL
You can reduce the symptoms of TEWL by incorporating highly effective ingredients into your skincare routine that hydrate, support, and maintain the skin's barrier. These are the key ingredients you should look out for in your skincare routine in order to reduce symptoms:
Jojoba oil, a natural oil lipid (oil) that is very similar to the component in skin’s natural oil, is called natural lipids. They are essential for supporting the skin's barrier function in the stratum Corneum. Therefore, they should be applied regularly to your skin as a way of protecting yourself from transepidermal water loss.
Hyaluronic acid, also known as a humectant or hydrator, is an ingredient that helps retain moisture in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful ingredient that can help you hydrate your skin.
Green tea oil, also known as camellia, is an effective ingredient that contains antioxidants and polyphenols to protect skin from damage caused by environmental stressors.
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