Let’s Talk Ceramides, Shall We?
Ceramides are lipids found in the cell membrane of cells. You’ll find ceramides in the outermost layer of the skin called the epidermis. Ceramides and other lipids in the epidermis work together to prevent moisture loss and help to keep our skin moist and supple. About 40% of the lipids in the epidermis are ceramides. Ceramides also act as a barrier against bacteria and environmental pollutants.
Sadly, but not unexpectedly the levels of ceramides naturally decline with age and is one reason skin becomes drier as we get older. Using harsh cleansers disrupt ceramides and lipids and even some medications like cholesterol-lowering drugs can also affect our skin. What we eat or don’t eat will affect our skin. For example, eating a diet that lacks essential fatty acids can disrupt the moisture levels in our skin. A certain amount of dietary fat is important for healthy skin. Not surprisingly, people on low fat diets often have dry, flaky skin due to the loss of ceramides and other lipids that help skin retain water.
As a way to replenish ceramides lost due to aging and disruption of skin’s lipid barrier, skin care products and cosmetics often have added ceramides. You can also find ceramides in products like skin moisturizers, eye creams, facial cleansers, sunscreens, lip gloss, lipsticks and foundations.
The bottom line is that if we can maintain a good level of ceramides in the epidermis as we age, we can help prevent the loss of moisture in our skin and keep our skin supple, moist and younger looking.
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