The Role of Lipids In Beauty

You’ve probably heard of cholesterol, ceramides and essential fatty acids before, whether as part of your diet or your skin care routine. What most people don’t realize is that these three compounds, called lipids, are already present in your skin and actually play a major role in how your skin looks and behaves. But what are they, what do they do and how do they work together to slow down the skin’s aging process?

Lipids in Your Skin

In a nutshell, lipids are skin’s natural fats. They are essential components of skin and play a crucial role in maintaining the strength of the skin’s protective barrier, which holds moisture, protects the skin from damage and keeps dirt and impurities out. They also aid the skin’s natural repair process. While there are many types of lipids, these three are the most prevalent—and important—for the skin.

  • Cholesterol: This lipid helps accelerate the skin barrier’s recovery and improve the appearance of skin elasticity. Visible skin aging is often caused by cholesterol deficiency on the skin. It’s important to note that cholesterol on your skin is different from the cholesterol found in the blood, and having more of it on your skin won’t cause your blood pressure to spike.

  • Ceramides: This type of lipid is proven to increase the skin’s hydration and barrier function. Ceramide deficiency is the main cause of dry skin.

  • Fatty acids: Abundant in young, healthy skin, fatty acids help maintain the skin’s lipid balance.

 The Role of Topical Lipids

Healthy, youthful skin has an abundance of these naturally occurring lipids. As we age, lipid production declines, and this can result in rough surface texture, uncomfortable tightness, dullness and loss of facial fullness. A compromised skin barrier is also more prone to irritation and water loss. This is why it’s important to counter the effects of lipid loss with a topical treatment—but not just any topical treatment.

The Avalon Organics range of Hand & Body Lotions contains a combination of essential oil, aloe, plant lipids and nutrient-rich beta-glucan which work together to restore the skin’s natural lipid balance.  Long-lasting hydration instantly replenishes, rebalances and softens extra dry skin.  

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