Fat Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

Fat always seems to get a bad rap. Fat, sometimes referred to as lipids, however, are essential to the health of our skin. In fact, new research is showing that fat in our diets is not as bad as we have been led to believe for the last several decades. Let’s take a look at some of the ways fats help our skin to maintain a youthful and healthy appearance.

“As we age our skin loses elasticity, firmness and can become rough and dull,” shares Amy Bowen, licensed laser technician and medical aeshetician at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. Most of these characteristics can be directly attributed to a lack of lipids in the skin. Most lipids can be reproduced in the body but some need to be obtained from outside sources like topical skin treatments or foods that contain those lipids.

There are several types of lipids that can be found in the skin layers. “One of the most important functions of these lipids is to create a protective barrier for the skin,” Bowen explains. When lipids become depleted, then the skin is more easily irritated and is more susceptible to infection.

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore is a very effective way to combat the damage that can occur when we lose lipids as we get older. The Triple Lipid Restore contains cholesterol, ceramides, and fatty acids.

Ceramides help the skin to stay moisturized and supple. They are a particularly effective treatment for those suffering from psoriasis or eczema.

Cholesterol has water-binding properties and plays an important role in maintaining the skin’s protective barrier.

Fatty acids are found in both the dermal and epidermal layers of the skin. They help to combat dryness and flaking and also assist with forming that critical protective skin barrier. Essential fatty acids cannot be made in the body and must be obtained through foods we include in our diets and/or topical agents that contain EFAs.

“SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore has the optimal ratios of the most important lipids that noticeably improve skin’s appearance and health,” notes Bowen. In an 8-week long clinical study, Triple Lipid Restore was shown to produce a 40% positive change in pore appearance, 35% visible laxity improvement, and 26% more radiant appearance.

SkinCeuticals is a brand trusted and used by dermatologists all over the world. Their products produce noticeable results and are of the highest quality.

Call us to find out how we can help to improve the appearance of your skin or assist in treating chronic skin conditions.

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