Twice daily moisturizing of the skin can positively affect chronic disease states. Who would have thought such a simple daily part of your routine would have such a large impact? This recent study from UCSF examines the relationship between maintaining a proper level of hydration and how maintenance of your lipid barrier can have a profound effect on heart disease, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s. It’s all about inflammation in skin cells and the substances that are released during the inflammation cascade. Click through to read more about the study and what UCSF discovered.