What is the role of Ceramide on the skin
Ceramides are a form of fatty acids that maintain strength of the skins surface, helps retain moisture and keeps the barrier strong from damage due to outside influences (chemical, irritants, pollution, smoking, sunlight, bacteria, infections etc.)
The skin layer responsible in the protection function is called the Stratum Corneum, this is the outer most layer of the skin. The cells of Stratum Corneum are made up of fatty acids, ceramides and cholesterol. Stratum Corneum is a barrier and protects the outer layer of skin, against harmful environmental factor such as pollution and sun damage. The Stratum Corneum cells prevent skin water loss and maintain a well hydrated skin.
Decreased level of ceramides on the skins surface of stratum corneum, allows more water to loss, causing dryness. Dry skin, in turn, is vulnerable to damage from outside environmental pollutions and stressors, leading to early sign of aging.
What are the symptoms of dry skin?
- Rough texture
How to combat dry skin with Ceramides
Ceramides helps combat dry skin through the protective barrier it forms on outer skin layer, protecting it from damage and irritation. Ceramides helps keeps skin moist, dewy, and supple. If you wish to avoid dry skin, ensure your skincare products contains ceramides. Zohra Scientific Skincare has created the minimalist face moisturizer that contains ceramides for hydration and supple soft skin.