5 Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid for Your Skin
Facial injectables have been a popular choice at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center for years, and all signs point to the continuing popularity of options like Juvederm® fillers. New Jersey patients can use these injectables to target folds and wrinkles caused by natural aging, which depletes the body of collagen, elastin, and the always-vital hyaluronic acid. In addition to hyaluronic acid-based facial fillers, patients are also encouraged to use skin care products that contain hyaluronic acid to maintain a radiant look. Here are five reasons why hyaluronic acid—which is a molecule often contained in supplements and topical products in addition to many fillers—is one of the most powerful ingredients for our skin.
1. Acts as a Moisture Magnet
There’s a reason why our skin always looks supple and buoyant when we’re young: Along with a healthy amount of fat and collagen, more than 60 percent of it is made up of water. Hyaluronic acid is the naturally occurring molecule in the skin that’s responsible for attracting water to keep it hydrated, but since our skin produces less of it as we age, we need to use products to restore moisture.
2. Doesn’t Irritate Skin
Since hyaluronic acid is non-irritating, it’s safe for all skin types, including acne-prone or sensitive skin. In fact, if you suffer from redness and dryness, hyaluronic acid can have a soothing effect.
3. Promotes Healing
Hyaluronic acid also speeds up wound healing by supporting the tissue generation process to keep your skin healthy and glowing. It’s important to keep moisture levels balanced in the skin so that it can function correctly to heal and protect itself.
4. Has Antioxidant Properties
Antioxidants help the skin to repair itself by reducing inflammation and protect it against damage from free radicals that are linked to UV radiation, air pollution, and other external stressors.
5. Addresses Lines and Wrinkles
Wrinkles always look more pronounced on dry skin. Hyaluronic acid has anti-aging benefits: It adds fullness to and smooths the skin from the inside out, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.