Get to know the Replenishing Power of Ceramide Care
Sometimes keeping delicate facial skin soft and healthy looking can seem like a challenge. From beauty bloggers to fashion editors, there are a lot of skincare products and routines promoted each day. But the solution to many skincare woes can be simplified to one ingredient—ceramide care.
What are Ceramides?
Ceramides are naturally occurring lipids (fat molecules) that act like glue to hold the topmost layer of skin together. Healthy skin has lots of ceramides, which lock in moisture and protect the more sensitive second layer against outside irritants.
Why Are Ceramides Essential to Healthy Skin?
Because ceramides support the skin’s structure, they help skin look and feel softer, smoother and firmer. When ceramide levels are healthy, your skin benefits from ceramides’ natural skin-healing and moisture-retaining properties. With ceramides holding skin’s protective barrier intact, your face appears smoother and more hydrated. Well-nourished skin is more resilient to the effects of aging, too.
Many factors can lead to depleted ceramides, including aging, shower habits and/or environmental causes. With depleted ceramide levels, your skin’s natural protective barrier becomes vulnerable and unable to retain sufficient moisture. The result is also a face that feels dry and looks dull.