Why is Hyaluronic acid crucial in our anti-aging skincare regime?
By Joanna - Laser & Skin Technician
Exquisite Laser Clinic
Hyaluronic acid seems to be the latest hype in the Beauty scene and a must have for a lot of skincare enthusiast. What is the rave about it?
Firstly, let’s get into the science of Hyaluronic acid. Our body naturally produces this substance. Just like collagen and elastin, the amount of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in our bodies’ starts decreasing from our mid 20’s and declines even more so the older we get. We may start noticing deepening of nasal labial folds, loss of volume, dull texture, fine lines and wrinkles look more obvious. We can’t escape getting older, but we can delay the signs of aging on our skin! That’s the beauty of preventing through skincare products. What does Hyaluronic acid do? It is a humectant that binds moisture. It amplifies our skin's own hyaluronic acid to retain optimal hydration levels to our cells. Its so amazing it has the ability to hold 1000 times its own weight in water!!
The amazing difference I’ve felt when I applied Hyaluronic acid, I would describe it as a "drink of water for my skin." Applying Hyaluronic acid morning and night before moisturising does wonders for the skin, it is like my “youth serum.” Instantly dehydration lines are plumped up and my skin gets a dewy, radiant look. Isn’t that what we all want!?
Other additional benefits short term and long term are:
• increases skin elasticity
•Improves chronic dryness
•Improves facial redness
A lot of women opt for injectable hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juverderm or Profhilo and did you know by applying Hyaluronic acid serum it prolongs and enhances the results of injectables’.
There are a variety of brands producing Hyaluronic acid serums and its best to select a Cosmeceutical brand where it has been scientifically researched to ensure you will achieve optimal results. The level of absorption of Hyaluronic acid is important, as you want it to work on a deeper level and not just superficial. ANY skin type will benefit from Hyaluronic acid, even skin types that are sensitive or suffering from skin conditions such as acne. There is a Hyaluronic acid for everyone!
Top Hyaluronic acid serums that are my favourite:
- Skinceuticals H.A Intensifier
- PCA Hyaluronic acid boosting serum
Both of these serums work on the surface and deeper level to increase the skins own hyaluronic acid levels and provide long-term anti-aging benefits.
Book in for a skin consult to see which Hyaluronic acid serum is right for you.