October 18, 2022

Up Your Skincare Game with Ceramides

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Adding Ceramides to Your Skincare Routine

Increasing and changing trends on skincare and beauty change constantly; one trend everyone is talking about lately is “ceramides”. But, what are ceramides? Ceramides are fats or lipids that are found in skin cells. They make up 30% to 40% of your outer skin layer, or epidermis. They are important for retaining your skin’s moisture and preventing the entry of germs into your body.

But, should you add them to our skincare regimen, even though it already exists in your skin cells?

The clear answer to this is that they are needed because with aging, the skin loses its natural ceramides levels and with reduced ceramide levels. Dry skin leads to poor aging of skin, and all other skin conditions follow with it. This is best recommended for people with naturally dry skin or irritated skin.

Ceramides and Food

You can also get them naturally from food. Foods with a high ceramide content include:

  • Soybeans
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sesame
  • Corn 
  • Brown rice 

Complementing Vitamin C

So, you could always add them to your skincare routine along with Vit C to boost collagen and treat those pigmentation issues. Let us all up our skincare game and look out for our next ceramide product!

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-Written by Sushmita Majumdar

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