What is Hyaluronic Acid and How Does it Benefit your Skin?

Mar 18, 2019 | HA5 Smooth and Plump Lip System, Hyaluronic Acid, Skin Care Products

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

ha5-hydrator-skinmedicaHyaluronic acid is something that is naturally produced by our bodies, but here’s the catch; it isn’t an acid. It is actually a lubricating substance that is present in our joints and our eyes primarily but is also in our skin. Hyaluronic acid is able to retain incredible amounts of water, thus is has quickly become a popular ingredient in skin care products and as a supplement you can take. Because hyaluronic acid is already a present component in our bodies, it boosts the benefit of having almost no known adverse side effects, whether taken orally or used in topical skin care.

Since hyaluronic acid is designed to retain moisture for our joints, eyes, tissue and skin, it is the perfect moisturizer for our faces. Unlike some types of oil-based skin care products, which could potentially clog pores, hyaluronic acid is oil free, and a great choice for sensitive skin and acne prone skin. Finding skin care products that can deeply moisturize (especially in this dry Arizona climate) but are also free of pore clogging oils can be a challenge, and hyaluronic acid could be the answer to that dilemma.

Some studies have even shown that along with helping our skin retain more moisture, hyaluronic when used in a skin care routine, could gradually smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid supplements, when taken regularly, could improve not only joint and eye health, but our bodies’ ability to retain whatever moisturizer we are using in our skin care. There are a lot of skin care products on the market now that contain hyaluronic acid, so figuring out which one is right for you can be a challenge. If you have more questions about how adding hyaluronic acid to your skin care regime could benefit your skin, and what the best products for your skin might be, feel free to give us a call at (480) 513-2888, or book an appointment with us online.