Skin’s moisture barrier can easily be compromised by stressors like environmental aggressors, over-exfoliation, or the natural skin ageing process. Like a deflated balloon, skin then loses its bounce, vitality and natural luster – becoming dull and amplifying imperfections. There are several different ingredients that can help support skin’s barrier function but learning more about ceramides is a great place to start. Ceramides are known for being an effective ingredient in skincare, but their benefits are often overlooked.
What Are Ceramides?
Ceramides are lipids (fats) that naturally occur in the skin, comprising up to 50% of skin’s natural moisture barrier.
What do ceramides do?
In order to help restore skin’s barrier, we need skin care ingredients that can mimic its function. Ceramides are an excellent choice for this because they are long-chain fatty acids that work like building blocks to help support skin’s barrier. This gives them the ability to help keep irritants out and hydration in.
Why do I need ceramides in my routine?
As mentioned before, environmental factors, over-exfoliation, or natural skin ageing are stressors that can affect your skin’s natural ceramides (and can even deplete them over time). This results in drier, rougher skin, irritation, and visible signs of dehydration. Including ceramides in your skincare routine can help restore what has been lost.
Can ceramides help dry skin?
Yes, because they support barrier function. Combat dry skin and pair ceramides in your routine with a daily moisturiser to help lock in hydration. Find the best moisturiser for your skin type to maximise hydration.
How do I know if my skin’s barrier is compromised?
Since a compromised barrier lets irritants in, you’ll notice signs that could include itchiness, dryness, and flaking. You may also notice your skin being more reactive to products.
What skin types can benefit from ceramides?
Ceramides benefit all skin types, since they help replenish skin’s natural moisture and won’t increase breakouts or oiliness. However, ceramides are especially critical and beneficial for people who have chronically dry skin.
Topical ceramides can help strengthen skin’s barrier – supporting skin hydration and guarding against irritation. In short: ceramides can help skin bounce back.
Add ceramides to your skincare routine with Hyaluronic Ceramide Mist – a long-lasting, hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and ceramide mist that helps to smooth fine lines and strengthen skin’s barrier.