Hyaluronic acid has gone from the new anti-aging buzzword a few years ago to a staple in premier skin care lines that deal with some of the most common skin woes, including fine lines and dry, dull skin. If you haven’t added this key ingredient into your routine, you may be missing out. Learn how hyaluronic acid works to bring out the best in your complexion and how you can start reaping its benefits.
While it may sound like an agent designed to strip or peel the skin, hyaluronic acid is actually one of the more powerful moisturizing ingredients in skincare today. It’s a naturally occurring compound in the body and sits between the skin cells. When you’re born, the skin is full of hyaluronic acid — which is why babies have such smooth, plump skin — but hyaluronic acid levels drop as you age, leading to dulling, dryness, and fine lines. Restoring the hyaluronic acid in the skin helps moisturize on a deep level, which can decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as improve the texture and overall tone of your skin.
While it may seem like you would need to go a more invasive route to get all the benefits hyaluronic acid has to offer, it’s also a key ingredient in many medical-grade skincare lines. For those who want to capitalize on hyaluronic acid’s hydrating effect, a serum can help moisturize and do double duty by helping repair damage due to free radicals and improve skin elasticity. It can also make your complexion softer for a better appearance and a smoother texture. Hyaluronic acid is generally tolerated well by all skin types but can be especially helpful for oily skin.
For those who are looking for faster, more dramatic results, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are another option. Products such as Restylane contain hyaluronic acid and are injected under the skin to help fill out areas of the face that may have lost volume due to age. It can also soften fine lines and provide a smoothing effect.
Feeling like hyaluronic acid might be the key that can take your skin to the next level? Contact Aponi Aesthetics to find out about the products and services we offer that contain this rockstar ingredient.