What Is TEWL?




What is Trans Epidermal Water Loss?

Trans Epidermal Water Loss or (TEWL) is what happens when water passes from dermis to the surface of the skin (epidermis) and evaporates. This is a normal process that occurs in our skin, but what happens when our skins natural lipid barrier becomes impaired?

It can lead to excess TEWL means that excess moisture to escape form the skin. This can cause skin conditions such as dry, dehydrated, red/irritated skin, increase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as exacerbate other skin conditions such as acne and rosacea skin types.


So how do we treat Trans Epidermal Water Loss?

The good news is that by restoring the skins lipid barrier we can treat TEWL and prevent further loss in the future. We do this by prescribing a regular skin routine that incorporates humectants (substances that retain water) and emollient moisturizers (softens, smooths and locks moisture in). Combined with regular facials this is the most effective way to restore and balance the skin.

At Classic we recommend that you use:

· Classic Cream Cleanser – Perfect for all skins, this light and gentle, PH balanced cleanser leaves your skin feeling hydrated, clean and restores that healthy youthful glow.

· Classic Mist – A refreshing Ultra-light antioxidant spray, formulated to refine, hydrate, and supply intense moisture to the skin throughout the day.

· Medik8 Hydr8 B5 serum – 24 Hour non-stop hydrator infused with multi-weight hyaluronic acid and B5 Panthenol. Leaves skin soft and supple.

· Classic Moisturiser – Provides a lightweight nourishing hydration with a non-oil base to create a smoother more radiant skin. Perfect for use under Make up.

· Medik8 Physical Sunscreen – 100% Nano free sunscreen , physical broad spectrum protection 50+, reflects UVA and UVB rays while protecting against pollution and infrared damage.



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