The Crucial Link Between Skin Barrier Health and Psoriasis/Eczema Management

Unraveling its Origins, Triggers, and Skincare Solutions


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- Skin Barrier Lipids are key Players in Nurturing Healthy Skin

Step into the ever evolving world of skincare as we explore two prevalent skin conditions impacting millions: Psoriasis and Eczema. We’ll shed light on Psoriasis, exploring what it is, how it occurs, and how your daily habits might be intertwined with its presence.

We'll also dive into the connection between Psoriasis and the skin's protective barrier, explaining what aggravates this condition. In addition, we'll introduce you to ceramides, cholesterol, and squalane, designed to mimic your skin's natural lipids and aid in repairing its barrier. 

Understanding Psoriasis: What It Is and How It Occurs? 

Psoriasis is more than skin deep. It's a chronic autoimmune condition where the immune system attacks healthy skin cells, leading to rapid overproduction. This often results in raised, red, and itchy patches covered in silvery scales. These patches, known as plaques, can appear on various parts of the body, including elbows, knees, scalp, and lower back.

Personal Habits and Psoriasis, A Deeper Connection

Daily life and personal habits play a crucial role in the onset and management of Psoriasis. Stress, for instance, can trigger flare-ups due to its impact on the immune system. Smoking and alcohol consumption can also magnify Psoriasis, slowing the healing process. To combat this, it’s important to embrace a balanced lifestyle, manage stress as it comes, and make mindful choices that can significantly influence the course of this condition.

The Skin Barrier's Role in Psoriasis: A Delicate Balance

Your skin's barrier acts as a protector, defending against external threats. However, in the case of Psoriasis, this barrier can become weakened, enabling irritants to infiltrate more easily. Consequently, this causes inflammation to intensity, also heightening the symptoms of Psoriasis. This is why restoring the barrier’s strength becomes a crucial focus for effectively managing the condition.

Skin Barrier Lipids: Key Players in Nurturing Healthy Skin

Imagine your skin as a fortress, protecting your body from the outside world. At its core, this defense system relies on a complex blend of lipids and fats – that make up the skin's barrier. These lipids, primarily ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids, combine to create a shield, locking in moisture, fending off irritants, and maintaining your skin's health.

Ceramides, Cholesterol, and Squalane:

  • Ceramides: Nature's protective sealants, ceramides are essential for skin health. They support the skin's barrier, lock in moisture, and shield against environmental stressors, contributing to the restoration of a weakened barrier in Psoriasis-affected skin.
  • Cholesterol: Cholesterol works with ceramides and fatty acids to keep the skin barrier resilient. It promotes flexibility, moisture retention, and efficient repair processes, all very important for addressing Psoriasis-related barrier problems.
  • Squalane: A lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer, squalane nourishes and hydrates the skin, enhancing barrier function. It's especially valuable for Psoriasis-prone skin, helping in barrier recovery without aggravating existing flare-ups.

Aggravating Factors and Psoriasis: What to Avoid

As expected, there are certain factors that can worsen Psoriasis. Dry skin, for instance, is more susceptible to irritation, which can trigger or exacerbate flare-ups. Infections, cold weather, and even certain medications can also contribute to Psoriasis's intensity. By avoiding these triggers and embracing protective skincare routines, you can take strides toward minimizing their impact.

MEDATURE Formulas: Skin Barrier Repair 

PSL Repair Moisturizer 4: 

Here at Medature we have select dermatologist backed and clinically proven formulas specially designed to repair your skin's barrier. Our best selling PSL Repair Moisturizer 4 is a nutrient-rich and lightweight moisturizer formulated with our exclusive PSL technology to repair your skin's barrier. Not only will your skin be nourished and hydrated, but this formula fights against environmental damage, inflammation and loss of elastin. 

Barrier Balancing Gel Moisturizer 4:

Medature’s Barrier Balancing Gel Moisturizer 4 is a lightweight moisturizer clinically proven to strengthen and balance your skin’s natural barrier. This formula harnesses the power of plant extracts and vitamins to defend irritated skin against environmental damage, leaving your skin radiant and nourished. 

PSL Intensive Hydrating Mask +

Medature’s PSL Intensive Hydrating Mask is the perfect mask to revitalize dehydrated skin, leaving skin soothed and nourished. 

Rejuvenate undernourished skin with our PSL Intensive Hydrating MASK +. This soothing, ultra-hydrating overnight mask is tailored for dry skin types, delivering a surge of hydration where your skin needs. When paired with our hydrating cleanser and PSL Repair Moisturizer 4, the Intensive Hydrating MASK + can transform your skin, leaving it vibrant and glowing. Incorporate this mask into your nightly skincare regimen as the final touch or opt for a revitalizing rinse-off treatment during moments of extra dryness.


As we dive deeper in studying Psoriasis, we uncover the different causes, triggers, and potential solutions. By understanding the condition's origins, its ties to your daily routines, and the essential role of the skin barrier, you're equipped to make informed choices for healthier skin. Stay tuned for our upcoming blog posts, where we'll explore more specific aspects of Psoriasis management and unveil helpful insights for a more positive skincare journey.

Further reading: Dr. Leslie Baumann's comprehensive guide to choosing the best barrier repair moisturizer for different skin types