I’m sure you have heard the word ceramides being tossed around in the skincare world, but have you ever looked into what they actually do for your skin? Read this post to learn more about this holy grail skincare ingredient!
What are Ceramides?
Ceramides are lipids (aka fats) that make up over 50% of the skin’s composition. These lipids can be found in the skin’s uppermost layers (mainly the epidermis), where they form a protective barrier for maintaining our skin’s health! You may be thinking, “if I already have ceramides in my skin, why would I need more of it in my skincare products?” The effectiveness of ceramides may be reduced by factors such as aging and/or sunlight, so maintaining and restoring the ceramides in your skin will allow you to keep your skin’s barrier strong!
Wait.. what happens if I do not use products with ceramides in them?
As mentioned before, ceramides lose their effectiveness over time, with age and sunlight. By not restoring the ceramides in your skin, the skin’s barrier can deplete, and you may experience more signs of aging (i.e., wrinkles, drier/rougher skin), redness, irritation and dehydrated skin overall. Thus, it is important to restore the ceramides in your skin to maintain its health!
But, how exactly do ceramides maintain healthy skin?
Ceramides form a protective layer to help hold skin together. This layer is a skin barrier that limits any loss of moisture and protects against visible damage from pollution and other environmental stressors. Now, it should be noted that this is not all ceramides do… there are so many more benefits to having this ingredient in your skincare routine! In fact, Ceramides can…
- Reduce visible signs of aging:
- Soften and smooth the skin
- Increase the skin’s hydration
- Prevent irritation from active ingredients
- Helps to reduce pigmented spots
- Help with inflammatory conditions
The best part is that Ceramides have no known side effects, so it really is the perfect skincare ingredient!
Are Ceramides suitable for my skin type?
Ceramides are good for all skin types!! Really! Ceramides can be used for sensitive skin, dry skin, oily skin, etc. This is because our bodies already produce ceramides naturally, regardless of skin types, so having it in your skincare products just means you are replenishing an ingredient your body is naturally familiar with.
What Skincare Products Have Ceramides in Them?
After reading all about ceramides, I am sure you are wondering where to get ahold of this wonderful ingredient… luckily, Noon Aesthetics has three incredible products for you: SOS – Smart Occlusive System, LactoCeramide-15 (with ceramide types 2,3,6), and OMG – Optimal Moisturizing Guardian (with ceramide types 2,3,6), all of which contain Ceramides!
Main takeaway point: Ceramides are a natural ingredient produced by your body that help to construct your skin’s barrier, which prevents the loss of moisture, and protects against damages from pollution and other stressors. As a result, this ingredient can be used for all skin types, and can target concerns of aging, redness, irritation, and dehydration! You should definitely add skincare containing this ingredient into your routine.