What are lipids and what do they have to do with my skin?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Combined with proteins, lipids (fats) form the natural skin barrier which holds in moisture and keeps out dirt, and other impurities. Lipids can be easily removed from skin by harsh cleansing, so using a mild and moisturizing cleanser can help to keep lipids intact.

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