Hyaluronic Acid seems to be taking the beauty industry by storm with its reported benefits and anti-aging properties. It’s a common ingredient in skin care, as it is suppose to create fullness due to its ability to hold immense amounts of water within a cell.
It is naturally found in the body, but you can also ingest Hyaluronic Acid via liquid and pill form, as well as being offered as an injectable – which is actually what Restylane is partially comprised of.
The Science Behind Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid is a glycosaminoglycan; a very big word that plays a roll in contributing to you connective tissue, and is often referred to as a “smart nutrient” due to its ability to adjust its moisture absorption rate based on climate.
Hyaluronic Acid is not only highly beneficial for the skin, but many also use it as an anti-inflammatory for joints as well as combating osteoarthritis.
Hyaluronic Acid and Your Skin
Our skin begins to break down as our moisture absorbency rate begins to decrease, causing it to lose elasticity and become prone to fine lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid plays a critical role in skin health with its unique ability to hold in moisture, and doubles in effectiveness when applied topically as well as is taken as an oral supplement.
Unlike collagen, it is able to penetrate the skin’s upper layers to quickly improve the skin when applied topically, repairing and protecting it simultaneously. This protective barrier on the skin locks in moisture, which gives the skin a youthful appearance.
At Azure Skin Care + Medical, we are always on the lookout for the most beneficial ways to combat aging, while maintaining your natural health. We hope this article has helped further educate our reading audience on this trending topic, and we look forward to serving you at our spa and answer any further questions you might have!