The Ceramide Guide: The Big Fat Ingredient to Keep your Skin Plump and Healthy

Pull Yourself Together With Key Moisturizing Ceramides

Ceramides are a type of fat, or lipid, that act as the glue holding your skin cells together. That’s a pretty big deal!  Without these binding fats, your skin would be a jumbled mess. With ceramides, your skin’s cells are neatly organized in a well-connected matrix.

And perhaps more importantly, ceramides act as a protective layer, shielding your skin from harmful pollutants, sun damage and aging. They prevent moisture loss, keeping your skin soft and hydrated.

But because ceramides are in the epidermis, the skin’s uppermost layer, they are also the most susceptible to the external environment, which can reduce the effectiveness of the ceramides in your skin and eventually deplete them to critically low levels. When ceramide levels dip, it results in visible signs of dehydration, roughness, wrinkles, irritations, redness, and dryness.

Replenish And Restore

Unfortunately, it’s impossible to stop nature from stripping vital ceramides away from skin. But you can add them back into your skin. In fact, scientific studies show that daily use of a product containing ceramides increases moisture content of skin by 100%.

Midwest Dermatology recommends two products that can help restore your winter skin to healthy, supple radiance. One is Elta MC Barrier Renewal (the name says it all!) and the other is SkinCeuticals ultra-hydrating Triple Lipid Restore facial cream, packed with ceramides, natural cholesterol and fatty acids.

Both are available for purchase by visiting any Midwest Dermatology office,+

or just visit our shop page to have your product shipped to your home.  For a consultation with licensed dermatology aesthetician Kimberly Niebur , call us at (402) 933-0800.  Kimberly is standing by to help you find a skin care routine to bring out the best in you!



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