Do you feel like you are seeing hyaluronic acid skincare advertisements popping up everywhere? Well, there is very good reason… This post breaks down the science behind this skincare superstar, its potential benefits, and how to incorporate it into your skincare routine.
What is hyaluronic acid and how does it work?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to retain moisture in the skin. As we age, our natural levels of hyaluronic acid decrease, contributing to dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Did you know that by age 30 your body has stopped producing approximately half the hyaluronic acid it used to produce? Yep, it’s true AND that means your tissue is less hydrated and plump. By incorporating hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine, you can help to replenish these levels and improve the overall appearance and health of your skin.
Benefits of using hyaluronic acid in your skincare.
Hyaluronic acid has numerous benefits when it comes to skincare. It is a powerful humectant, meaning it can help to draw moisture into the skin and keep it hydrated. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in hydration. This can help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent future signs of aging. Additionally, hyaluronic acid can help to soothe and calm the skin, making it a great ingredient for those with sensitive or irritated skin. Overall, incorporating hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine can help to improve the health and appearance of your skin.
How to incorporate hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine.
There are a few different ways to incorporate hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine. One option is to use a serum or moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid as one of the main ingredients. Another option is to use a hyaluronic acid-based face mask or sheet mask. You can also find hyaluronic acid in some facial cleansers and toners. It’s important to note that while hyaluronic acid is generally safe for all skin types, it’s always a good idea to patch test a new product before using it all over your face.
Potential side effects and precautions to take.
While hyaluronic acid is generally safe for most people, there are a few potential side effects to be aware of. Some people may experience redness, itching, or irritation after using a product containing hyaluronic acid. In rare cases, hyaluronic acid can cause an allergic reaction. If you have any concerns about using hyaluronic acid, it’s always a good idea to consult with your skincare professional.
Our favourite hyaluronic acid is Alastin’s HA Immerse Serum. It won the 2022 New Beauty award for Best Hyaluronic Acid Serum. It contains a proprietary Octapeptide-45 to help the skin naturally increase its own high-molecular hyaluronic acid production for long-term skin plumping, deep hydration, and anti-aging effects. It is fast absorbing and smooth for dewier appearing skin.
Want some for yourself? We always have some to pick up at the medispa and you can also order online from our website store
See you soon at the MediSpa.
Cindy Fehr RN(NP)
Cindy is an experienced RN(NP) residing in Southern Manitoba, Canada, with a passion to support her patients looking and feeling their best at every age. This blog is to support patients in gaining knowledge about skincare, medical aesthetics procedures, and health & wellness practices. It is her goal to share the knowledge she gains from continuous reading of research, and regular continuing professional development sessions. Pursuit of personal and professional growth is paramount to Cindy and she loves to share this learning with her patients.