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What Is Barrier Cream and Do Redheads Need It?

Are You Missing This Step in Your Routine?

One skincare product that has been quite popular online recently is barrier cream, but what is barrier cream and do you need to incorporate it into your redhead skincare routine? Here’s everything you need to know.

What is a skin “barrier” in the first place?

Our skin is made up of layers that help to protect your body. The outermost layer of your skin is the skin barrier. This barrier helps to keep moisture inside the body, and since the body is made up of mostly water, this is critical for your health and wellbeing. 

What is barrier cream? 

Barrier creams are products applied directly to the skin to help nourish and protect it. Your skin is exposed to a lot of things throughout the day and it can use all the help it can get to stay healthy. Barrier creams can help to protect and restore the skin barrier when weakened. 

Barrier creams can be called a lot of different names including balm, salve, ointment, and cream. These products add hydration to the skin allowing it to heal from dryness, irritation, and other skin conditions. 

Who need a barrier cream?

Barrier creams can and should be used by anyone. Those with sensitive, irritation-prone skin, skin conditions, and dry skin will benefit the most. Additionally, if you do a lot of skin scrubs, wear a lot of makeup, or are generally hard on your skin, you will probably benefit more from a barrier cream. 

When do you apply barrier cream? 

Barrier cream are the last step in your routine and are best used at night. After cleansing and toning, apply your serums and moisturizers. End with oils and a barrier cream. This will add ultimate hydration to your redhead skin.

‘Redhead Friendly’ Barrier Creams 

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

Mostly everyone has this staple in their home and you might not have known it was called a “barrier cream”.



READ: 10 Reasons Why You Need Vaseline In Your Redhead Beauty Stash

CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid



First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream



Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream



Dermalogica Barrier Repair



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