Ceremides are important because age and sun damage reduce the effectiveness of your skin's natural ceramides and can eventually deplete them, which weakens your skin's barrier. This results in drier, rougher skin, wrinkles, irritation, redness, and visible signs of dehydration.
What Are Ceramides?
Ceremides are lipid molecules found in high
concentrations within cell membranes in the upper layer of the skin. They hold skin cells together, forming a protective layer that
plumps the skin and holds moisture. They also act as a barrier against bacteria and environmental pollutants. Ceramides lock moisture into your skin, which helps prevent dryness and irritation.