It seems like almost every day brings with it a new beauty ingredient that your skin absolutely needs. But when you body actually produces it itself, you can believe that it will only be good for you. Let's welcome ceramides into this conversation. Its friend hyaluronic acid is also produced in the body but it has reached the kind of popularity that HA enjoys. As yet, at least. So before you read about ceramides being the answer to glowing skin everywhere else in only a matter of time, remember that you read it here first.
What Are Ceramides?
Ceramides comprise of long-chain fatty acids and fall under the lipids category, which technically makes them fat molecules. They constitute a great deal of the epidermis, which is the outermost layer of skin. In fact, over 50% of your skin is made up of ceramides. That explains why they are so integral to the formation of healthy skin.
How Do Ceramides Benefit The Skin?
As ceramides are part of the skin's outermost layer, they work as part of the skin's barrier. This means they help lock moisture within the skin as well as protect it from environmental damage. By doing so, ceramides help skin become more moisturised and dewy as well reduce the appearance of wrinkles over time.
How To Deliver Ceramides To Your Skin?
Giving your skin the benefit of ceramides can be done in 2 ways; from inside and outside. A diet rich in healthy fats like nuts, seeds, oily fish will help improve ceramide production. Externally one can use face washes, moisturisers, sunscreens and creams with ceramides through their skincare routine.
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