Why ceramides are the one ingredient you should add to your skincare routine.
On top of excessive exfoliating and chemical products, your skin is also exposed to many environmental aggressors, causing its barrier to weaken and making it look dull and dehydrated. And worse, with a compromised barrier, your skin can over-produce oil and acne-causing bacteria can easily run rampant on your defenseless skin, causing breakouts.
When your skin barrier is damaged, it’s even more difficult to treat your skin, no matter how disciplined you are with your skincare routine. That’s where ceramides come in.
Ceramides are the most important component of the skin layer, where it accounts for 50% of the lipids or fats that make up your skin barrier. Ceramides are able to hold skin cells together to form a protective layer that helps retain water, repair the skin barrier, and regulate cell cycles. Besides plumping and hydrating skin, ceramides also calm and soothe irritated skin.
So if you’ve been struggling with skin that feels dry, oily, or irritated no matter what you do, consider adding these ceramide-rich products to your routine.