Ceramides are naturally occurring components of the human skin. There are several types of ceramides that are conveniently numbered and ceramide 3 and ceramide 6 are usually found in the skin. The epidermis has four layers and all four contain ceramides that creates barriers in the skin to prevent infection and retain moisture. This barrier keeps the skin supple, smooth and elastic and if the level of ceramides decreases significantly, it results in dryness, wrinkles and dermatitis.
For many years, ceramides are thought to serve a functional but structural role in relation to the lipid bilayer of cell membranes. But recent studies reveal that they play a more significant role as a signaling molecule that sends messages to the rest of the body. That signal that they send is called apostosis or the signal that programs cells to simply cease or die. Because of this, ceramides have been the subject of studies for cancer treatments.
It is believed that if ceramides in the skin are increased, it may help rejuvenate it, thus turning the skin aging clock back to almost 10 years.
One natural way of increasing ceramides is taking phtyoceramide capsules. Phytoceramides are ceramides derived from plants such as rice and wheat. Ceramides are also found naturally in a variety of food sources such as dairy products, eggs and soybeans, all of which contain Sphingolipids that contain large amounts of ceramides. However, Phytoceramide Supplements come mostly from wheat flour or rice.
Phytoceramides are extracted from the plant source and are encapsulated at a dosage that effectively increases ceramides in the skin, repairing it from the inside out. The change from wrinkled, dry skin to smooth and soft, younger looking skin would take effect slowly within a 4 week period.
At a price that is affordable, you can get a face lift without going under the knife and spending thousands of dollars. A lot of people, especially celebrities say that moisturizing help keeps their skin radiant and young looking. More than moisturizers, the Phytoceramide Supplements keep the inner layers of the skin in better shape as well as the outer skin so skin protection and moisture is better layer by layer.