No one likes to see fine lines and wrinkles on their faces, which is why it’s important to use anti-ageing skincare and a good moisturiser to keep your complexion healthy and plump. But with so many different products in the market, it can be difficult to find the right one. Our tip: look at the ingredients list and find one that has ceramides.
It may not be as commonly known as other ingredients like vitamins or hyaluronic acid, but they play an important role in hydrating your skin, ensuring it is well-protected and retains its elasticity. According to Dr Lum Yang Xi of IDS Clinic, ceramides are natural lipid molecules that are present in the top layer of our skin. They help to hold skin cells together, forming a layer on the outermost part of the epidermis to help retain moisture and protect against environmental bacteria and harm.
Products made with ceramides are used to replenish the natural lipids in our skin that gets lost from exposure to harsh environmental factors, like pollution, and during the ageing process. The result: plumper, more hydrated skin with less fine lines and wrinkles. “It is also able to treat eczema prone skin by replacing the amount of ceramides in the skin that they lack,” she adds, thus, making it suitable for even sensitive skin.
However, Dr Ram Nath from the Wellness Clinic shares that “they lose their effectiveness if exposed to light and air.” So, it’s best that you store your products in a cool and dark environment, making sure they are tightly closed.
Below, all the products infused with ceramides you need to get now.