Using Retin A, Anti Aging or Acne Products? You need Ceramides in Skin Care

Are you using Retin-A or Retinol-based anti-aging
products to fight fine line and wrinkles? Or how ’bout Acne? Are you using Acne products to dry out those
breakouts and pimples? Maybe now you have sensitive skin from using
those products or maybe you just plain have sensitive skin, you have Rosacea, Eczema,
or Psoriasis. Well you may need Ceramides in your skincare
to replace what these products are depleting. And as always, sources and product descriptions
will be in the-… Let’s try it again. And as always, sources and product links will
be in the description below. Hey there, I’m Christy and I’m the owner of
Go See Christy Beauty Boutique, and I have been treating clients with hyperpigmentation,
Acne, fighting fine lines and wrinkles for over ten years, and today we’re going to be
talking about “Ceramides in Skincare”… and why you need them! Oh! And don’t forget to listen for the PRO TIP! First we’re going to talk about why Ceramides
are important to your skin. So, first of all we’re going to talk about
the Stratum Corneum. The Stratum Corneum is the out-most layer
of your skin and it is very, very thin. It is actually one-tenth of the thickness
of this piece of paper here; so one-tenth of this. So it’s actually very, very thin. But the Stratum Corneum is actually really,
really important to the function of the skin ’cause it’s-, it not only serves as a protective
barrier from the external environments, from, you know, pollutants, and chemicals, and just
products that we’re using, it also regulates the Electrolytes and the moisture from the
external environments and to protect the internal part of our bodies. So it’s also really important because it actually
makes up seventy-five percent of the Stratum Corneum. So when you start to use products, or when
your skin is exposed to harsh ingredients, and you strip away the Ceramides, now we start
getting in to some inflammation, we can get in to dehydration, which then for even further
long-term moisture loss, can lead to thinning of the skin and fine lines and wrinkles. So WHY does your skin need the Lipids to hold
the moisture in? Well, we’re going to go back to our brick
wall illustration right over here. So if you can picture the brick wall, those
are the bricks, those are your Corneocytes. And then the cement that holds those Corneocytes
together, that is called the Inter-cellular Cement. So the spaces in between the brick, that is
where the Ceramides are, ‘kay? So Ceramides, Fatty Acids, and Cholesterol. So there’s, like, that, that mortar. And it actually is a-, it keeps the moisture
in; so the moisture permeability of the skin. So Lipid Synthethi-, Syn-, SYNTHESIS… Can we-… Okay, go ahead! So Lipid Synthesis happens in the Keratinocytes
in all layers of the Epidermis. So when you remove the barrier function of
the Fatty Acids through cleansers, AHA-based products, Glycolic acid peels, or any type
of acid peels, Microdermabrasion, the use of Retin-A or Retinoids, any type of thing
that’s going to strip that, what happens is it actually stimulates your skin to make more
Fatty Acids to remove-, or to REPLACE the Fatty Acids that have been removed. So Ceramides are very important, and so what
they do is they regulate Lipid function in the cell membranes. And regulate cell death, otherwise known as
“Apoptosis”. There are NINE different types of Ceramides
in the Stratum Corneum and it actually makes up fifty percent of the Stratum Corneum. Now before we get in to what specific Ceramides
are best for different types of skin conditions, I would LOVE it if you go ahead and hit that
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give us a “THUMBS UP” to let us know that we are giving information that you are finding
helpful, and, to support our channel! So, on with the next thing. There are THREE different Fatty Lipids that
you need to have in correct proportion in order to have the proper skin barrier and
skin recovery. And that is Cholesterol, Ceramides, and Fatty
Acids. Now this allows your skin to be able to retain
its own moisture. This also helps your skin protect itself from
UV rays, chemicals, as well as the environment. And, of course, bacteria. So whether your skin’s precious Ceramides
are being depleted by using anti-aging products, over-washing your skin — that a lot of people
who have oily skin and Acne skin types tend to do — or, just using a lot of Retinoid-based
products, whatever it may be, you need to REPLENISH those Ceramides for your skin to
be able to protect itself. Because this is what happens: When you deplete
your skin’s own Ceramide, your skin starts to dry and hard, and that’s why they, you
know, start to crack open, but over time they develop fine lines and wrinkles that may not
even be related to UV damage. Here comes the PRO TIP! Right up here. So, the PRO TIP is: Use a Ceramide-supplemented
serum, because they are the most concentrated, up to two times a day, especially when your
skin is depleted of Ceramides. And, once again, the way that you can know
is if you are using Retin-A, Retinoids, anything that is exfoliating your skin at a very quick
rate, and your skin looks really shiny, looks a little thin, and it’s dry and flaky, that
means your skin may be depleted of Ceramides. So make sure that you get a Ceramide-supplemented
serum that you can use up to two times a day. This is going to help supplement and RESTORE
the skin’s own NMF — the Natural Moisturizing Factor. So this is going to help sun-damaged skin,
Acne skin, people who have Rosacea, as well as dry, irritated, over-sensitized skin. So specifically, serums that contain Ceramides
1 and 3, those are actually specifically good for people who have Psoriasis or people who
have dry, flaky, irritated skin. It helps restore its own moisture barrier. So according to an article by Dr. Heather
Brannon titled, “Ceramides: Skin Lipids that Keep the Skin Moisturized”, people who have
Eczema have marketedly lower Ceramides in their Stratum Corneum. In which case, so people who have Psoriasis
actually have the same number of Ceramides with people who have normal skin. But Psoriasis sufferers have LESS Ceramide
1, 3, 4, and a subset of 5 and 6. But they have MORE of Ceramide 2. So I’m going to suggest some products that
can help those of you who are suffering from Eczema, or Psoriasis, who have Rosacea, you
have a-, you may have a compromised Lipid barrier, so we’re going to talk about some
products that can help you restore some of those Ceramides. So the product descriptions and the links
will be in the description below, so go ahead and click on that, but one of them is the
CeraVe Gel Oil. Now this does have Retinol in it, and it sells
for $15.99, however, so for those of you who have sensitive skin, or you’re already using
a Retin-A or Retinoid-based product, I DON’T recommend this for your skin type. They do have the, the whole array of Ceramides
enriched in this product. So we do have another alternative product
that I’m going to talk about. Now the other one is GREAT for those of who
you have Eczema and those of you who have sensitive skin, it has ALL the Ceramides that
you need, and it’s actually ranked a little bit higher on the ingredients list, and that’s
called Reinforce, and that is from I Love Skin Inc., and so I will put a link on that,
too. I have the link on there for Amazon, it’s
sold by the same company, but I actually went on their website and they’re actually selling
it for HALF of what Amazon is selling it for. So I will also go ahead and put a link for
that as well. And I hope you’ll understand better why you
actually need the Ceramides. So in the Beauty Industry, even though they
keep focusing on anti-aging products, anti-aging products, where a lot of it speeds up the
skin cell turnover rate, if you don’t balance that out by helping your skin have moisture,
retain its own Ceramides and Fatty Acids, and you throw that balance off, then you’re
actually aging your skin — or you CAN age your skin — quicker. So you do have to have that balance there. So remember, once again: Make-up is an ART,
and skincare is a SCIENCE. Thanks for watching and we’ll see you in our
next video.

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  • Did you know ceramides can help those of you who have "compromised skin barriers"? This could be anyone from those using Acne products, Retinoids, Rosacea,etc. Also those of you who have had just had a peel, microdermabrasion, laser, etc need NOT only replace moisture in your skin but to also nourish your skin with ceramides. Do you know what ceramides are and how they help your skin?

  • I love how you keep your bloopers in the video 💜 also love your Channel so informative! I keep sharing your videos on Facebook I just love this channel.

  • Hi Christy! I’m a new sub and I’m so grateful I’ve found your page!!🙌🏾
    My issue is Eczema. I believe it developed around 13 yrs old. I’m not sure if it’s bcas I’ve been an asthmatic for birth but I believe it’s definitely a correlation. The steroids like ( prednisone) Only help temporarily. Then in the long run they have terrible side effects. I say all that to ask, even being melanin blessed as I am, what products do you suggest I use? I’m super sensitive skin. I just bought a bottle of Amlactin ( Alpha_Hydroxy therapy and it burned. I also bought PanOxyl Ance cream hoping it would smooth out and get rid of my irritated mini bums(looks like hives all over). Pls help!? Today I got my refill I prescription of Triamcinolone Acetonidr ointment usp, 0.1% ( Which I haven’t used in months, only thing I ever tried that actually makes my skin look and feel good, but it’s strong stuff so I only use sparingly). Thanks if you ever read through all this lol.
    Other products I use are ( Eucerin lotion, Neutrogrna Hydro boost body gel cream on my body, shen it’s not irritated. My face I use Drunk Elephant’s entire line.

  • Hi Christy! Thank you so much for this information. Would you recommend Cerave’s other ceramide-containing products such as their moisturizers for this purpose?

  • Love your sense of humor! You make this subject fun and easy to understand!

  • Hi Christy. I noticed the serum that you put in the video ( reinforce) is different than the one you put n the video. You didn't put the one on the website you said is half the price. Thank you !!

  • Hi Christy which ceramide product do you recommend for fine lines.I have them all over my face?

  • Hi christy.. thanks a lot for this wonderful video.. I’m 43 n I have dry skin n thinking to start retinol cream but I scare if skin peels n dries too much.. n I checked the products u have linked .. but some are not available in India .. plzzzzzzz suggest one which is available on … plzzzzz reply

  • The bloopers were hilarious..loved them!! I appreciate this as I have Rosacea and not sure if I can use Retin-A or Retinols

  • niacinamide boostsceramides in skin right? can i use niacinamide?

  • Hey Christy, I’m asian, 36 years old, I don’t smoke, don’t drink alcohol, try to eat clean as much as possible: no gluten, no diary, no eggs, no meat, no soy

    I have hyperpigmentation on my cheeks and tempol area

    I have overall a sensitive skin (redness) dry skin but my nose is oily and have blackhead.

    I have fines lines, wrinkles under my eyes and

    What’s cleanser, toner, exfoliant, serum, cream can you recommand for me for day and night without any paraben, toxic, chemical ingredients ?
    Some say that we don’t need eye serum and cream because it’s just commercial

    Thanks in advance for your help 🙌

  • this video could not have come at a better time!! oh god i needed to know this so bad Thank you!!!

  • Yes you are back! I have a question: do you know if the brand valjeanlabs is good? They have different types of serums: restore, revive, glow, clarify, etc? Thanks!

  • Hi Christy, I am 31 from Mumbai, India and have oily to combination skin, having minimal or no signs of aging but I feel my cheeks are getting more dry and very oily on T zone area,I am thinking of using retinol and henyrolic acid serum. Would you recommend? Is it a wise decision? I have not used any anti aging product before.
    Plss guide. Thanks, I love watching your videos.

  • What a coincidence! I watched this right AFTER applying my Retin-A, followed by my ceramide cream!!!

  • I love your sense of humor in this one!

  • Thank you 💕🌹

  • Another great video!. Is ceramide good for people with active acne?

  • Such helpful information. I definitely need to incorporate more ceramide’s. The ceramide serum sounds fabulous.
    I have a question regarding peptides. Forba long time I have been using peptides the same time as aha’s & bha’s, as well as vitamin c. Now I’ve been reading that they shouldn’t be used together. Am I correct in thinking that I can’t use peptides the same time of acids, including vitamin c?
    Thanks so very much, love🍃🌸.

  • LOOK at your subscriber count growing! Killing it!! I stopped using Retin A when I started trying to get pregnant, I heard it is something that pregnant women should avoid, is that true?

  • Hi Christy. I notice Cerave have dimethicone. Dont they clog our pores and its bad?

  • The bloopers make the video fun and keep it interesting! I have sebaceous hyperplasia. Dermatologist put me on Retin A but it is making my skin so dry and flaky. AARG 😠

  • Hi christy, first of all, I’d like to thank you for such informative videos. I have one simple question. Would you recommend using the ceramide serums in combination with retinoids or glycolic acid serums. For example, cleanser, toner, retinoid, ceramide and finally moisturizer? Just want to make sure I’m doing this the right way. Thank you in advance

  • Do you have a video on Milia?

  • Hi Christy, can i apply neck firming cream with stem cells which you have linked in" anti aging neck video" after image ormedic balancing antioxidant serum or image vital C serum? Plz reply me ma'am

  • Christy I need help plssss
    Iam 35 and my skin has started sagging with some depression near my nose. I see so many treatments being offered but I don't know how and what to do. I did get hifu but couldn't notice any results. Could you Pls suggest any cream to tighten and lift skin? There are tons of products in the market and iam so lost.

  • Hi Christy, I'm using a retinoid/retin A, and I use it at night bc my skin is really resilient so where should I fit retinal into this routine 1) double cleanse 2)gentle toner 3) essence by Tatcha 4) Violet-C serum 5) super power polypeptide serum with niacinimide serum mixed 5) eye serum 6) Tatcha water cream7) Charlotte Tildsberry Magic eye rescue. I know it's a lot! Instead of just the cream, like in winter month I add an oil on top of everything, I like switching out so most of the time I use farsali 24 karat gold elixir, Luna sleeping oil from Sunday Riley, or Tatcha camellia beauty oil with 23 karat gold mixed it. So I do 7 steps so where, should I use my Retin -A? What would you change? I've asked so many ppl about where the retin-A should fit in, and most ppl don't understand the 7 steps for scinecare. HELP PLEASE! 🌻🤔.

  • Arghhh, the music is soooooo distracting and annoying 😡😡😡

  • So which one do you recommend for a psoriasis sufferer? XXX ❤❤❤ XXX

  • Hi Christy, i love your educational videos, however, I would love them more if you would invest in a better microphone. Thank you.

  • Nice to see not so perfect stream of information. Makes you look like a real person instead of a robot.

  • Hi dear..
    If i use omega 3,6&9 face oil because they have fatty acids , do i need to use ceramide cream or serum as well??
    I do use acids and retinol on my week rotine.
    And i do acid peel mask once a week.
    Thank you for you amazing videos and i love the pop up images 🙂 makes it more interesting.
    Lots of love

  • The ceramide booster on Amazon is actually a better price @ 1oz of product

  • Hi Christy, I've been using LaRoche Posey intensive R anti aging retinol cream &the matching eye cream for a few yrs now im 36 bc I started to get adult acne. It cleared my skin up entirely but now I'm worried I've aged it which ceramide is my best option? I'd really really appreciate your advice. Thanks i love your videos im subbed &hv learned SO much.

  • I am a new subscriber (maybe you can tell) and have al most all the anti aging videos along with other skin routine videos. All I want to say is I am getting confused as there is so much to apply on skin that I now don't know what all to apply.
    Scrub with beads
    Arun with Salicylic or Glycolic acid
    Hyaluronic Acid
    And on top of that I need to make sure what I can and what I shouldn't mix 😢.

    You are so nice at explaining that I feel I should apply all and the very thought is exhausting. Everything is so overwhelming! But maybe I don't need all…What I need is counseling! 🙁

  • Thanks for this. So informative as I’m reforming my skin care routine and products xx

  • Thank you so much! You noted Cerave retinol but not the same brands Cerave PM which also has a nice mix of ceramics and other barrier protection/building actives. Is there a reason? I just to make sure I am not overlooking anything. Thanks.

  • Are niacinamides and ceramides same?

  • Fellow asian and doctor( derma is not my specialisation though ☺️) Really appreciate your videos..i have icthyosis and dry skin type.Will ceramide: cholesterol: free fatty acids in ratio of 2:4:2 help.Also if i can get a formulation made for me from the hospital pharmacy what base carrier will you suggest.can you provide me an insight on pharmaceutical formulation. The company you are suggesting won't ship the products where I l live.Looking forward a positive reply. Thank you.😊

  • You are the Best Professional Lady that not only have Beautiful Mature Skin!! But also explain very Clear and easy to Understand all the ways on how to take Care and Maintain our Matures Skin in the Best Ways possible.
    And of course I already enrolled on your Channel.

  • ❤️❤️❤️💋🥰

  • love your videos..I have learnt alot

  • Tanks so much, pls what are thoughts on applying fresh aloe Vera gel before applying Retin A, does it make Retin A ineffective, pls I will like to know Bcos using it this way work best for me

  • Hi Christy , thank you for all your videos I really love them and I learned so much than in my school hahahaha. Your the best. Im a new esthetician and i love to see you hopefully next year, i do have a skin pigmentation that I’m Treating it did improve my skin a lot . But I still have some . Can you please make a video for hypertension that already many years old . Thank you and do you have a training lecture for us new esthetician. I really love to come and im asian i know you’re skincare line maybe is good for asian too. Specially with pigmentation. Thank you so much 🙏

  • OK dear Tanks

  • Thank you so much for sharing the wealth of information. I learned many things from your videos and I consider myself fairly knowledgeable. I'm 60 yrs old and I started using prescription strength Tretinoin (Stieva-A-Cream 0.05%) when I was 25 for acne, which I don't get now, but liked that it was good for wrinkles. I get it from my family doctor and I guess she's not aware of the cons of using it. I'm been using it for 35 yrs lol. Should I stop using it or have a set schedule?

  • Love your information and in-depth explanations

  • Hi Christy, is there any vitamin A derivative for hypersensitive skin ?

  • What do you think of get rid of your acne problem using Fopobiacne Secrets? I notice lots of people keep on talking about Fopobiacne Secrets.

  • Are peptides good also ?

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