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What Are Ceramides?

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What Are Ceramides?

Ceramides are lipids or fats that naturally occur in the cells of our skin. They make up about 50% of the outermost layer of our skin, also known as the stratum corneum, and help keep it healthy and hydrated. Ceramides form a protective barrier on the surface of our skin, helping to lock in moisture and protect against environmental damage from pollutants and other irritants. Ceramides also help regulate inflammation, prevent trans epidermal water loss and reduce signs of ageing, such as wrinkles and fine lines.

In addition to their role in keeping skin healthy, ceramides have been used for centuries as a natural remedy for various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. Ceramides have also been found to be helpful for treating skin conditions related to ageing such as dryness, wrinkles and sagging. The use of ceramide containing products can help restore the normal barrier function of the skin, reduce inflammation and hydrate the skin from within.

Even though ceramides occur naturally in our skin we also use them extensively in our award-winning natural skincare. This is because they have so many amazing benefits for skin and this includes anti-ageing assistance, which is why they work so well in our anti-ageing face products.

The ceramides used in our skincare products are from plant sources such as argan and jojoba oil. It is important to note that not all ceramide formulations are created equal – some may include irritating parabens or other inactive ingredients like silicones that are not great for skin. For this reason, it is important to choose products like Nakin's with natural ceramides. 

When used properly, ceramides can help restore the normal barrier function of our skin and protect it from environmental damage. Additionally, we love them because they have been found to be an effective treatment for various skin conditions related to ageing, helping to reduce wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Ceramides should always be used in conjunction with a regular skincare routine that includes cleansing, treatments, moisturising and sunscreen protection for best results. With proper use, you can enjoy the benefits of healthy, hydrated skin for years to come.

At Nakin our skincare is full of ceramides as applying them topically is so good for skin. Topical natural ceramides are a powerful and promising skincare ingredient. They act as a protective barrier, locking in moisture and helping to keep skin healthy. Ceramides also help restore the skin's natural balance, protecting it from environmental damage and dehydration. By creating an optimal environment for the skin, topical natural ceramides can improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, age spots, and other signs of ageing. In addition to restoring the skin’s hydration levels and reducing inflammation, topical natural ceramides have been shown to support collagen production and promote wound healing. This makes them an excellent choice for those looking to maintain their youthful complexion and improve overall skin health. Furthermore, topical natural ceramides can help protect the skin from further damage caused by UV radiation, pollution, and other environmental stressors. With regular use, topical natural ceramides can keep your skin looking youthful for years to come.

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