WHAT IS THE

SKIN BARRIER?

The skin barrier is the outermost layer of the skin that helps retain water and protects your other layers from external aggressors. The skin is our body’s largest organ and it’s made up of three layers:


WHAT IS THE SKIN BARRIER?

The skin barrier is the outermost layer of the skin that helps retain water and protects your other layers from external aggressors. The skin is our body’s largest organ and it’s made up of three layers:

The epidermis upper layer, called the stratum corneum, is considered to be the “skin barrier.” Imagine the stratum corneum as a brick wall. This wall is bound together by keratin and lipids that keep your skin cells, or bricks, together. The lipid barrier contains fats like ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids, etc.

The epidermis upper layer, called the stratum corneum, is considered to be the “skin barrier.” Imagine the stratum corneum as a brick wall. This wall is bound together by keratin and lipids that keep your skin cells, or bricks, together. The lipid barrier contains fats like ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids, etc.


Is my skin barrier compromised?

When your skin barrier is damaged, small, invisible cracks are created in the skin. When the brick wall begins to crack, the skin will experience water loss resulting in so dehydrated, irritated skin. This brick wall is vital to your overall health as it prevents environmental toxins and pathogens from penetrating your skin and into your body.

Skin Barrier damage can manifest in several visible signs, such as:

Acne

More obvious pores

Dry / flaky / ashy

Inflamed Skin

Eczema, Red skin

Textured Skin

Dull / discolored

 patches

Sensitive Skin


DO'S AND DON'TS:

DON'TS:  Use a regular towel to wash or dry your face. You could have the best skincare routine, but once you use a towel on your face- you’re compromising the effectiveness of your routine. These regular towels can contain billions of harmful bacteria from sitting in your bathroom, they also contain byproducts left over from laundry detergent. Plus- they have an abrasive texture.

DO'S:  Use Clean Towels

More about Face Towels

Microbiologist at University of Arizona, Charles Gerba, states “So, just think about it. You wash your hands and you dry it in the towel and then maybe you had some E. coli or salmonella on there and they get into the towel. It's wet. It's moist. They grow. You may start out with a few, but in a few days you've got millions is what we found out. After about two days, if you dry your face on a hand towel, you’re probably getting more E. coli on your face than if you stuck your head in a toilet and flushed it.”


Clean Towels are 100% biodegradable and compostable facial towels are designed for single use in order to limit the transfer of bacteria onto your face. Sourced from eucalyptus or bamboo (depending on which you choose), the Clean Towels are extremely soft and thus a better option for keeping your skin barrier intact.

DON'TS:  Skip SPF. UV rays are harmful to the integrity of your skin barrier. Sun damage causes extreme dehydration of your skin. This dismantles a healthy skin barrier and can also cause uneven skin tone, discoloration and dark spots.

DO'S:  Wear SPF. Protect your skin from UV rays and limit the potential of sun damage to your skin. SPF helps to prevent discoloration and dark spots. Wear SPF DAILY, even if it’s cloudy outside as UV rays are still active. Also, be sure to reapply every 2 hours for maximum protection.

DON'TS:  Steer clear of active ingredients like BHA’s/AHA’s. Instead, stick to a gentle and hydrating formula. 

DO'S:  Keep it simple. Stick to a basic routine with hydrating and soothing ingredients while you repair your barrier. Look for ingredients such as niacinamide to help support healthy barrier function and hydration.

Suggestion: You Dew You Fortifying Cleanser formulated with 5% niacinamide

More about cleansers

You should cleanse your face for 60 seconds to reap the maximum benefits of the ingredients in your face wash. Also, avoid using hot water to cleanse your face- It’s hard, we know! However, hot water is stripping and can cause further irritation to your already compromised skin barrier. 

DON'TS:  Settle for a moisturizer with harsh ingredients like sulfates, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances and surfactants. It’s important to invest in a high quality moisturizer. Think about it- it sticks with your skin for the rest of the day! 

DO'S:  Seek ingredients that hydrate, restore and soothe skin. 

Suggestion: Sweet Dream Mango Cream is formulated with polyglutamic acid plus nourishing ingredients like colloidal oatmeal and mango seed butter.

More about moisturizer  

This is the perfect time to implement products with ingredients that strengthen your skin barrier like peptides, ceramides, and glycerin. Humectants play a vital role restoring your skin barrier since these moisturizing agents pull the moisture from the air and into your skin. Hyaluronic acid, beta-glucan, and polyglutamic acid are great examples of humectants to incorporate into your skincare routine. 

DON'TS:  Balance your pH. Having a balanced pH is essential to maintaining a healthy skin barrier. An unbalanced pH can cause many of the skin concerns we run into while on our journey to a healthy skin barrier. Skin’s pH should be between 4.5-5.5.

DO'S:  Always check the pH of the products you’re using. The best way to maintain your pH level is by using alcohol-free balancing toners that are made specifically for targeting an unbalanced pH.

More about pH 

It’s important to avoid products that are too alkaline or high acidic for proper barrier function. If you don’t know the pH of the products you're using, you can measure it yourself at home with pH strips.

EXTRA TIPS

  • Apply products within 60 seconds of cleansing
  • Some cleansing balms and oils have large molecules that deposit a film on the skin, making it difficult for the skin to absorb any product applied afterwards.
  • Do not touch your face
  • Avoid hot water
  • Take a break from make up 

7 Step routine:

1. AM: Cleanse for 60 seconds with a gentle and fortifying cleanser.

Suggestion: Our You Dew You Fortifying Cleanser formulated with 5% niacinamide.

PM suggestion: Double cleanse with an oil based cleanser followed by a gentle cleanser.

2. Use a Clean Towel to pat dry your face.

3. Flip your Clean Towel over and apply your balancing toner.

4. Use a boosting essence or humectant such as hyaluronic acid formulated to promote the skin’s ability to retain moisture.

5. Apply a hydrating serum.

Suggestion: Our Vitamin C Brightening Booster

Vitamin C enhances products of barrier lipids and the skin’s ability to protect itself from transepidermal water loss (TWL).

6. Apply a nourishing moisturizer that promotes healing. Don’t forget the neck!

7. PM optional: try out “slugging.” This is when you use an occlusive substance like Vaseline at the end of your routine to lock in your skincare ingredients and prevent water loss. Pro tip: Do not do this method with any active ingredients like BHA’s/AHA’s and retinol- it will cause irritation.

Your 4 Step Skin Barrier Routine With Clean Skin Club

1. Cleanse for 60 seconds with a gentle and fortifying cleanser.

You Dew You Fortifying Cleanser formulated with 5% niacinamide

2. Use a Clean Towel to pat dry your face. Do not rub or tug on your skin!

Clean Towels XL or Clean Towels Bamboo

3. Apply a hydrating serum.

Vitamin C Brightening Booster

4. Apply a nourishing moisturizer that promotes healing. And don’t forget the neck!

Sweet Dream Mango Cream 


How long does it take to see an improvement? 

No skin is created the same in the sense that we all have varying skin concerns, textures and sensitivities. A skin cycle is when the top layer of your skin regenerates itself over the course of 4 to 6 weeks, starting with the deepest layer of your skin and regenerating onward.


We believe that in using an effective skin barrier healing routine, you will see a visible change in your skin within 1 to 8 weeks. That’s why we put together a dream routine for rebuilding your skin barrier. We are so confident that you will notice an improvement in your skin while sticking to this routine that if you don’t love it within 60 days of use- we honestly don’t feel comfortable charging you.


Real people, real skin journeys :

Tatiana's Journey

Swipe to see results 

Before
After

​THESE SAVED MY CONFIDENCE

I've been dealing with adult acne for 2 years now... tried everything under the sun & nothing worked. I feel so grateful to have found CSC and a product that delivers REAL RESULTS.

Tatiana T.

Laura's Journey

Swipe to see results 

Before
After

Best towels ever!

What an INCREDIBLE product! These towels have helped my acne prone skin so much! I use these when I take my makeup off and dry my face after I wash it. No more bacteria from my hand towels! I even use these to dry the counter after! Everyone needs these!

Laura B. 

Niser's Journey

Swipe to see results 

Before
After

I started using Clean Towels at the beginning of 2021 and I’ve been obsessed ever since!

I stopped using face rags and towels as soon as I got my Clean Towels. I usually have some stubborn lingering acne, but after using clean towels for a month I really noticed the difference, my face was starting to clear up more. Now they’re all I use after washing my face & now I don’t have a problem keeping my skin clear anymore. It’s amazing how a great product can really make a difference. And if you want an even softer towel, you must try their bamboo towels.

Niser K

Kaimana's Journey

Swipe to see results 

Before
After

So thankful these towels exist!

I've been using Clean Skin Club XL Towels for over 2 years now and honestly am so thankful they exist. They keep my skin clean + multipurpose use for my soaked counter! I had an extremely bad acne breakout in the top pic 11/2019, found a skincare routine that worked for me, and added in Clean Skin Club Clean Towels as the cherry on top and that is my skin today in the bottom pic 3/2022! My advice? Find what works and don't ever leave out these towels, they are the game changer you need in your routine!

Kaimana F.

Angela's Journey

Swipe to see results 

Before
After

Within a month I saw such a significant difference!

I had been breaking out a significant amount. So after changing to skin products for sensitive skin alone didn’t work, I ordered clean skin towels. Within a month I saw such a significant difference. Whenever I run out and do not use clean skin towels, I break out and I know why. It’s so crazy how we don’t realize the bacteria on regular towels can affect our skin. I’ve learned my lesson and will never allow myself to run out again! Clean skin towels have changed the skin game for me! I’m obsessed!

Angela C.


Your 4 Step Skin Barrier Routine With 
Clean Skin Club

1. Cleanse for 60 seconds with a gentle and fortifying cleanser.

You Dew You Fortifying Cleanser formulated with 5% niacinamide

2. Use a Clean Towel to pat dry your face. Do not rub or tug on your skin!

Clean Towels XL or Clean Towels Bamboo

3. Apply a hydrating serum.

Vitamin C Brightening Booster

4. Apply a nourishing moisturizer that promotes healing. And don’t forget the neck!

Sweet Dream Mango Cream 


How long does it take to see an improvement? 

No skin is created the same in the sense that we all have varying skin concerns, textures and sensitivities. A skin cycle is when the top layer of your skin regenerates itself over the course of 4 to 6 weeks, starting with the deepest layer of your skin and regenerating onward.


We believe that in using an effective skin barrier healing routine, you will see a visible change in your skin within 1 to 8 weeks. That’s why we put together a dream routine for rebuilding your skin barrier. We are so confident that you will notice an improvement in your skin while sticking to this routine that if you don’t love it within 60 days of use- we honestly don’t feel comfortable charging you.


Real people, real skin journeys :

Tatiana's Journey

Swipe to see results 

Before
After

​THESE SAVED MY CONFIDENCE

I've been dealing with adult acne for 2 years now... tried everything under the sun & nothing worked. I feel so grateful to have found CSC and a product that delivers REAL RESULTS.

Tatiana T.

Laura's Journey

Swipe to see results 

Before
After

Best towels ever!

What an INCREDIBLE product! These towels have helped my acne prone skin so much! I use these when I take my makeup off and dry my face after I wash it. No more bacteria from my hand towels! I even use these to dry the counter after! Everyone needs these!

Laura B. 

Niser's Journey

Swipe to see results 

Before
After

I started using Clean Towels at the beginning of 2021 and I’ve been obsessed ever since!

I stopped using face rags and towels as soon as I got my Clean Towels. I usually have some stubborn lingering acne, but after using clean towels for a month I really noticed the difference, my face was starting to clear up more. Now they’re all I use after washing my face & now I don’t have a problem keeping my skin clear anymore. It’s amazing how a great product can really make a difference. And if you want an even softer towel, you must try their bamboo towels.

Niser K

Kaimana's Journey

Swipe to see results 

Before
After

So thankful these towels exist!

I've been using Clean Skin Club XL Towels for over 2 years now and honestly am so thankful they exist. They keep my skin clean + multipurpose use for my soaked counter! I had an extremely bad acne breakout in the top pic 11/2019, found a skincare routine that worked for me, and added in Clean Skin Club Clean Towels as the cherry on top and that is my skin today in the bottom pic 3/2022! My advice? Find what works and don't ever leave out these towels, they are the game changer you need in your routine!

Kaimana F.

Angela's Journey

Swipe to see results 

Before
After

Within a month I saw such a significant difference!

I had been breaking out a significant amount. So after changing to skin products for sensitive skin alone didn’t work, I ordered clean skin towels. Within a month I saw such a significant difference. Whenever I run out and do not use clean skin towels, I break out and I know why. It’s so crazy how we don’t realize the bacteria on regular towels can affect our skin. I’ve learned my lesson and will never allow myself to run out again! Clean skin towels have changed the skin game for me! I’m obsessed!

Angela C.


Shop With Confidence.

We have a 60 DAY money back guarantee

We are so confident that you’ll see a significant improvement in the appearance of your skin after making the switch to Clean Skin Club so much so that we’re giving you 60 days to better your skin barrier and return the products for a refund if unsatisfied. No stress. No Hassle. We have your back.

WHAT IS THE SKIN BARRIER?

The skin barrier is the outermost layer of the skin that helps retain water and protects your other layers from external aggressors. The skin is our body’s largest organ and it’s made up of three layers:

The epidermis upper layer, called the stratum corneum, is considered to be the “skin barrier.” Imagine the stratum corneum as a brick wall. This wall is bound together by keratin and lipids that keep your skin cells, or bricks, together. The lipid barrier contains fats like ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids, etc. Then there's the Epidermis, the Dermis and the Subcutaneous Fatty Layer.

IS MY SKIN BARRIER COMPROMISED?

When your skin barrier is damaged, small, invisible cracks are created in the skin. When the brick wall begins to crack, the skin will experience water loss resulting in dehydrated, irritated skin. This brick wall is vital to your overall health as it prevents environmental toxins and pathogens from penetrating your skin and into your body.

Skin Barrier damage can manifest in several visible signs, such as:

Acne

Dry / flaky / ashy

More obvious

pores

Eczema,

Red skin

Sensitive Skin

Textured Skin

Dull / discolored

patches

Inflamed Skin

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  • 3
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  • 5

Face Towels

DON'TS:  Use a regular towel to wash or dry your face. You could have the best skincare routine, but once you use a towel on your face- you’re compromising the effectiveness of your routine. These regular towels can contain billions of harmful bacteria from sitting in your bathroom, they also contain byproducts left over from laundry detergent. Plus- they have an abrasive texture.

DO'S:  Use Clean Towels

More about Face Towels

Microbiologist at University of Arizona, Charles Gerba, states “So, just think about it. You wash your hands and you dry it in the towel and then maybe you had some E. coli or salmonella on there and they get into the towel. It's wet. It's moist. They grow. You may start out with a few, but in a few days you've got millions is what we found out. After about two days, if you dry your face on a hand towel, you’re probably getting more E. coli on your face than if you stuck your head in a toilet and flushed it.”


Clean Towels are 100% biodegradable and compostable facial towels are designed for single use in order to limit the transfer of bacteria onto your face. Sourced from eucalyptus or bamboo (depending on which you choose), the Clean Towels are extremely soft and thus a better option for keeping your skin barrier intact.

SPF

DON'TS:  Skip SPF. UV rays are harmful to the integrity of your skin barrier. Sun damage causes extreme dehydration of your skin. This dismantles a healthy skin barrier and can also cause uneven skin tone, discoloration and dark spots.

DO'S:  Wear SPF. Protect your skin from UV rays and limit the potential of sun damage to your skin. SPF helps to prevent discoloration and dark spots. Wear SPF DAILY, even if it’s cloudy outside as UV rays are still active. Also, be sure to reapply every 2 hours for maximum protection.

When picking a cleanser

DON'TS:  Steer clear of active ingredients like BHA’s/AHA’s. Instead, stick to a gentle and hydrating formula. 

DO'S:  Keep it simple. Stick to a basic routine with hydrating and soothing ingredients while you repair your barrier. Look for ingredients such as niacinamide to help support healthy barrier function and hydration.

Suggestion: You Dew You Fortifying Cleanser formulated with 5% niacinamide

More about cleansers

You should cleanse your face for 60 seconds to reap the maximum benefits of the ingredients in your face wash. Also, avoid using hot water to cleanse your face- It’s hard, we know! However, hot water is stripping and can cause further irritation to your already compromised skin barrier. 

When picking a moisturizer

DON'TS:  Settle for a moisturizer with harsh ingredients like sulfates, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances and surfactants. It’s important to invest in a high quality moisturizer. Think about it- it sticks with your skin for the rest of the day! 

DO'S:  Seek ingredients that hydrate, restore and soothe skin. 

Suggestion: Sweet Dream Mango Cream is formulated with polyglutamic acid plus nourishing ingredients like colloidal oatmeal and mango seed butter.

More about moisturizer  

This is the perfect time to implement products with ingredients that strengthen your skin barrier like peptides, ceramides, and glycerin. Humectants play a vital role restoring your skin barrier since these moisturizing agents pull the moisture from the air and into your skin. Hyaluronic acid, beta-glucan, and polyglutamic acid are great examples of humectants to incorporate into your skincare routine. 

Control your pH

DON'TS: Ignore balancing your pH. Having a balanced pH is essential to maintaining a healthy skin barrier. An unbalanced pH can cause many of the skin concerns we run into while on our journey to a healthy skin barrier. Skin’s pH should be between 4.5-5.5.

DO'S:  Always check the pH of the products you’re using. The best way to maintain your pH level is by using alcohol-free balancing toners that are made specifically for targeting an unbalanced pH.

More about pH 

It’s important to avoid products that are too alkaline or high acidic for proper barrier function. If you don’t know the pH of the products you're using, you can measure it yourself at home with pH strips.

EXTRA TIPS

  • Apply products within 60 seconds of cleansing
  • Some cleansing balms and oils have large molecules that deposit a film on the skin, making it difficult for the skin to absorb any product applied afterwards.
  • Do not touch your face
  • Avoid hot water
  • Take a break from make up 

7 Step routine:

1. AM: Cleanse for 60 seconds with a gentle and fortifying cleanser.

Suggestion: Our You Dew You Fortifying Cleanser formulated with 5% niacinamide.

PM suggestion: Double cleanse with an oil based cleanser followed by a gentle cleanser.

2. Use a Clean Towel to pat dry your face.

3. Flip your Clean Towel over and apply your balancing toner.

4. Use a boosting essence or humectant such as hyaluronic acid formulated to promote the skin’s ability to retain moisture.

5. Apply a hydrating serum.

Suggestion: Our Vitamin C Brightening Booster

Vitamin C enhances products of barrier lipids and the skin’s ability to protect itself from transepidermal water loss (TWL).

6. Apply a nourishing moisturizer that promotes healing. Don’t forget the neck!

7. PM optional: try out “slugging.” This is when you use an occlusive substance like Vaseline at the end of your routine to lock in your skincare ingredients and prevent water loss. Pro tip: Do not do this method with any active ingredients like BHA’s/AHA’s and retinol- it will cause irritation.

Your 4 Step Skin Barrier Routine
With CLEAN SKIN CLUB

1. Cleanse for 60 seconds with a gentle and fortifying cleanser.

You Dew You Fortifying Cleanser formulated with 5% niacinamide

2. Use a Clean Towel to pat dry your face. Do not rub or tug on your skin!

Clean Towels XL or Clean Towels Bamboo

3. Apply a hydrating serum.

Vitamin C Brightening Booster

4. Apply a nourishing moisturizer that promotes healing. 
And don’t forget the neck!

Sweet Dream Mango Cream 

How long does it take to see an improvement? 


No skin is created the same in the sense that we all have varying skin concerns, textures and sensitivities. A skin cycle is when the top layer of your skin regenerates itself over the course of 4 to 6 weeks, starting with the deepest layer of your skin and regenerating onward.


We believe that in using an effective skin barrier healing routine, you will see a visible change in your skin within 1 to 8 weeks. That’s why we put together a dream routine for rebuilding your skin barrier. We are so confident that you will notice an improvement in your skin while sticking to this routine that if you don’t love it within 60 days of use- we honestly don’t feel comfortable charging you.

Real people, real skin journeys :

Tatiana's Journey

Swipe to see results 

Before
After

​THESE SAVED MY CONFIDENCE

I've been dealing with adult acne for 2 years now... tried everything under the sun & nothing worked. I feel so grateful to have found CSC and a product that delivers REAL RESULTS.

Tatiana T.

Laura's Journey

Swipe to see results 

Before
After

Best towels ever!

What an INCREDIBLE product! These towels have helped my acne prone skin so much! I use these when I take my makeup off and dry my face after I wash it. No more bacteria from my hand towels! I even use these to dry the counter after! Everyone needs these!

Laura B. 

Niser's Journey

Swipe to see results 

Before
After

I started using Clean Towels at the beginning of 2021 and I’ve been obsessed ever since!

I stopped using face rags and towels as soon as I got my Clean Towels. I usually have some stubborn lingering acne, but after using clean towels for a month I really noticed the difference, my face was starting to clear up more. Now they’re all I use after washing my face & now I don’t have a problem keeping my skin clear anymore. It’s amazing how a great product can really make a difference. And if you want an even softer towel, you must try their bamboo towels.

Niser K

Kaimana's Journey

Swipe to see results 

Before
After

So thankful these towels exist!

I've been using Clean Skin Club XL Towels for over 2 years now and honestly am so thankful they exist. They keep my skin clean + multipurpose use for my soaked counter! I had an extremely bad acne breakout in the top pic 11/2019, found a skincare routine that worked for me, and added in Clean Skin Club Clean Towels as the cherry on top and that is my skin today in the bottom pic 3/2022! My advice? Find what works and don't ever leave out these towels, they are the game changer you need in your routine!

Kaimana F.

Angela's Journey

Swipe to see results 

Before
After

Within a month I saw such a significant difference!

I had been breaking out a significant amount. So after changing to skin products for sensitive skin alone didn’t work, I ordered clean skin towels. Within a month I saw such a significant difference. Whenever I run out and do not use clean skin towels, I break out and I know why. It’s so crazy how we don’t realize the bacteria on regular towels can affect our skin. I’ve learned my lesson and will never allow myself to run out again! Clean skin towels have changed the skin game for me! I’m obsessed!

Angela C.

Real Reviews :

Clean Towels XL

Clean Towels Bamboo

You Dew You Fortifying Cleanser

Vitamin C Serum Booster

Sweet Dream Mango Cream

Shop With Confidence.

We have a 60 DAY money back guarantee

We are so confident that you’ll see a significant improvement in the appearance of your skin after making the switch to Clean Skin Club so much so that we’re giving you 60 days to better your skin barrier and return the products for a refund if unsatisfied. No stress. No Hassle. 

We have your back.

Disclaimer:

The information provided on this page is for educational and information purposes only to be used solely as a self-help tool for your own use. The authors of this page do not claim to be licensed medical professionals.

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Disclaimer:

The information provided on this page is for educational and information purposes only to be used solely as a self-help tool for your own use. The authors of this page do not claim to be licensed medical professionals.