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Your Guide To Ceramides And Their Skincare Benefits
Ceramides are a natural element found in our body's cells and organ tissue, and in foods like soy and wheat germ. They help to improve the skin's barrier function and hydration.
Proper hydration is crucial for our health, and our skin's moisture retention helps tell us when we need water. Ceramides help prevent water loss and help cells communicate needs.
Ceramides are a natural component of the skin's outermost layer, the stratum corneum. It plays a fundamental role in the structure of skin and other tissues throughout the body.
As we age, the skin's natural ceramide levels drop, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Since ceramides help retain moisture, products with them can help ward off signs of aging.
Where the skin’s barrier function is impaired, ceramides assist in repairing and fortifying the skin barrier, reducing symptoms such as itching, redness, and flakiness.
They are also generally well-tolerated by most and aren't likely to cause irritation or reactions. They can even help transport other ingredients deeper into the skin.