April 21, 2020 2 min read
Ceramides are essential for your skin’s existence! They make up over 50% of our skin's composition in the form of lipids (fats). They are concentrated in the uppermost layers of skin--epidermis layer--and their roles are crucial for your skin’s appearance and health by creating barriers from environmental assaults. Think of ceramides as the glue of your skin. This glue acts as protective layers that hold our skin cells together, limiting moisture loss and protecting against pollutants in our environment.
There are many evidential clinical trials that support significant benefits from applying ceramide moisturizer. Promising results are reported by JAMA Dermatology where ceramides have shown to effectively treat childhood atopic dermatitis issues. Ceramides are naturally occurring and can be found in many food sources, the main source being plants called Phytoceramides. There are many ceramide vitamins and supplements extracted from beets, wheat, etc... Many leading scientific articles also show that orally ingesting ceramide supplements can improve skin hydration levels and help skin cells to produce more ceramides.
Because ceramides are in the uppermost layer of your skin, they are also the most susceptible to our surrounding environments. Sun damages, environmental pollutants, and aging constantly reduce the effectiveness of the ceramides in your skin and eventually deplete them to critically low levels. The lack of ceramides results in visible signs of dehydration, roughness, wrinkles, irritations, redness, and dryness. It’s like if the glue between paper melted away and now your left with dry, flaky pieces of paper, except in the context of your skin, the dry and flaky pieces of paper represent your skin cells.
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October 16, 2020 2 min read
Men have more collagen and elastin in their skin than women, which is why signs of aging happen later. However, when it rains it pours. Men experience aging much more rapidly than women, and when it starts it can cause a shock. Start young to prevent aging as effectively as possible.
October 14, 2020 2 min read
Lack of sleep, stress, and of course, limited time for self-care as a mother has a way of showing up on our face—even at the age of 40!
While acne is a well-known problem for many teenagers, according to the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, 54 percent of women over the age of 25 have facial acne. Whether you are a young mom in your 20s or older with teens, who wouldn’t want healthy and youthful-looking skin?
October 14, 2020 2 min read
Being a mom is THE hardest job. Finding the time to look for the best products for yourself can be difficult, let alone your whole family.
As busy moms just trying to get through the day, we forget the importance of developing healthy skin care habits at a young age! Did you know aging starts in your 20's by decreasing collagen and elastin levels, and slowing cell turnover?