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. Ceramides are important for retaining your skin’s moisture and preventing the entry of germs into your body.
But, should you add ceramides to our skincare regimen, even though it already exists in your skin cells?
The clear answer to this is that ceramides 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. Ceramides are best recommended for people with naturally dry skin or irritated skin.
Ceramides and Food
You can also get ceramides naturally from food. Foods with a high ceramide content include:
- Dairy products
- Sweet potatoes
- Brown rice
Complementing Ceramides with 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