dermHA’s Dry Skin Help Series: The Importance of Hyaluronic Acid in Skin Care

dermHA’s Dry Skin Help Series: The Importance of Hyaluronic Acid in Skin Care

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is one of the most amazing ingredients in skin care. It is safe, versatile and effective. HA has the ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water and is the most powerful natural moisturizing ingredient known to science. HA’s unmatched hydrating ability plumps the skin, resulting in an increased smoothness, softening and a decrease in wrinkles. Any skin care formulation targeting anti-aging and the restoration of damaged tissue should include this valuable ingredient.

Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in our bodies in connective tissue and it contributes to the elasticity of the skin. Medical grade HA is used to replace fluid in joints and is commonly used in cosmetic injectibles to fill in wrinkles. As our skin ages, hyaluronic acid dimishes, resulting in a loss of elasticity that leads to the formation of wrinkles. However, HA can be applied in order to provide anti-aging assistance. When applied topically, hyaluronic acid holds water onto the surface of the skin while allowing the skin to breathe.

In the article, 33 Secrets to Perfect Skin on’s Lifestyle page, Dr. Shimamoto emphasizes the importance of HA. “Your skin needs its daily dose of water, which is more than your intake of H2O, ” says Dr. Shimamoto. “Sodium hyaluronate, more commonly know as hyaluronic acid, helps balance your skin, bringing it to a normal pH level. Balanced skin is optimal for all healthy skin functions. When this ingredient is used in cosmetic formulations at a high concentration (check the ingredients list and make sure it is some where in the middle or toward the top of the list), it will leave your skin plump and dewy looking.”

All of dermHA’s products include this miracle of nature and science, helping you create healthy, beautiful skin. Go to our website to find which products will be most helpful in achieving your skin health goals!
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