Ceramides are the building blocks of healthy skin, locking moisture in and irritants out. Find out how a daily ceramide skincare routine promotes a dewy, soft face.
Get to know the Replenishing Power of Ceramide Care
Sometimes keeping delicate facial skin soft and healthy looking can seem like a challenge. From beauty bloggers to fashion editors, there are a lot of skincare products and routines promoted each day. But the solution to many skincare woes can be simplified to one ingredient—ceramide care.
What are Ceramides?
Ceramides are naturally occurring lipids (fat molecules) that act like glue to hold the topmost layer of skin together. Healthy skin has lots of ceramides, which lock in moisture and protect the more sensitive second layer against outside irritants.
Why Are Ceramides Essential to Healthy Skin?
Because ceramides support the skin’s structure, they help skin look and feel softer, smoother and firmer. When ceramide levels are healthy, your skin benefits from ceramides’ natural skin-healing and moisture-retaining properties. With ceramides holding skin’s protective barrier intact, your face appears smoother and more hydrated. Well-nourished skin is more resilient to the effects of aging, too. Many factors can lead to depleted ceramides, including aging, shower habits and/or environmental causes. With depleted ceramide levels, your skin’s natural protective barrier becomes vulnerable and unable to retain sufficient moisture. The result is also a face that feels dry and looks dull.
How to Add Ceramides to Your Skincare Routine
There are a few keys to finding a skincare routine that encourages healthy ceramide levels. The first step is asking yourself what you can remove from your routine that may actually deplete your natural ceramides. Here are a few examples of what to avoid: - Really long, hot showers too regularly - Strong soaps that strip your skin - Frequent exposure to harsh chemicals, like chlorine - Highly astringent makeup removers Now, what can help replenish your ceramide levels? The answer is skincare options that are rich in ceramides and focus on moisture at each step, from cleansers formulated to wash without stripping the skin’s natural barrier to moisturizers that deeply hydrate. By both protecting and nourishing the natural ceramide moisturizers, a ceramide skincare routine helps your face look dewy and feel soft to the touch.
An Expert Recommendation
Inspired by the potential of ceramides, the Japanese skincare experts here at Curél have developed a complete Ceramide Care System that works with your skin to help replenish its own natural moisturizers. It’s helped so many women transform their skin that Curél has become the No.1 skincare brand for sensitive skin in Japan! With daily use, the unique double-cleansing and double-moisturizing system boosts ceramide levels, revealing your most deeply-hydrated skin.
Find out more about how a ceramide system can help you achieve your most luminous, nourished face.