Ceramides are naturally occurring fats in our body that serve as the main component of skin’s outer structure. They protect the delicate surface of the skin and help to lock in moisture. Ceramide lipids (along with cholesterol and other fatty acids) are basically the glue that binds our skin cells together, creating a strong and protective barrier against external damage.
Whether you have dry skin long term or just seasonally, it can be very uncomfortable to deal with. Dry skin occurs when your skin has a low amount of sebum (oil) production. As a result of this, skin lacks the necessary lipids needed to retain moisture and protect against environmental factors such as free radicals. Luckily, dry skin can be managed by making certain lifestyle changes and having the right skin care regime in place.