The outermost layer of our skin forms a protective barrier against external aggressors. This layer of this skin shields the lower layers from pollution, dirt, and other environmental toxins. This layer also prevents water loss from the skin and helps maintain its health.
Healthy skin is skin that is abundant in natural lipids. Lipids are the natural and essential fats in your skin that strengthen the skin’s outermost surface and barrier. Lipids are also important to maintain the skin’s natural repair process. Your skin’s natural ageing process is also delayed when your skin is rich in lipids.
But as you age, the naturally occurring lipids in your skin start declining. This results in a loss of moisture from the skin and this leaves your skin feeling tight and there is also a loss in your skin’s bounce and elasticity. Your skin becomes textured and loses its radiance. When the protective barrier of your skin is damaged, your skin is easily attacked by the environmental aggressors that can further irritate your skin.
Lipids play an important role in your skin’s health and it is important to use skincare products that nourish your skin and restore its lipids. Using nourishing topical treatments add lipids to the skin. Lipids are the 'fats' found in oils and vegetable butters such as shea and coconut oil, and skin that no longer secretes fat (sebum) loses its protective barrier and lacks oxygen.
As with oils, these products are the ideal texture to nourish the skin, thanks to formulae enriched with ceramides and other nutrients. Skin that lacks lipids can become rough, damaged, dull, and fragile, and it's also more prone to wrinkles and fine lines. Dry skins are the ones that really need to be nourished.
Our advice? Night-time is the right time for adding lipids to the skin, in the form of an enriching night cream, and boosting cell renewal. For example, you can try the L’Oréal Paris White Perfect Night Cream with Tourmaline Gemstone that helps stimulate skin’s microcirculation giving skin intense radiance and rosy glow. The Vitamin E in the White Perfect Night Cream is a well-known antioxidant that fights against free radicals that damage your skin.
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