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Why Hyaluronic Acid Is Your Best Friend

If you’ve heard about hyaluronic acid before, you’re probably aware of just how much people rave about its benefits. But what can hyaluronic acid actually do for your skin? Here’s why hyaluronic acid is your best friend.

What to Know About Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid Is a Humectant

Hyaluronic acid is considered a humectant. Humectants are used quite a bit when it comes to skincare, and for a good reason. When you incorporate a humectant like hyaluronic acid into your wrinkle-reducing treatments or regular skincare routine, it acts like a sponge. When applied to the skin, hyaluronic acid can not only help retain the moisture there, but it can help pull in more moisture from the air and your other skincare products after they’ve been applied. Whether you live in a dry climate or you’re suffering through the dry winter months, hyaluronic acid should be one of the first products you invest in to solve your dry skin woes. As a humectant, it can also help you maintain that healthy and youthful glow you love.

Hyaluronic Acid Keeps Skin Hydrated

One of the most prominent benefits that come with using hyaluronic acid is its ability to help your skin retain moisture. Hyaluronic acid, as we mentioned above, is what’s known as a humectant. When applied to the skin, hyaluronic acid can help you avoid dry, flaky patches of skin. Hyaluronic acid can hold almost 1,000 times its molecular weight in water. When it absorbs into your skin, it helps bind water to your skin cells, which in turn leads to plump, hydrated skin. You can kiss wrinkles and fine lines goodbye when you have hyaluronic acid to keep your skin feeling supple and moisturized. This is a particularly excellent product to use during the winter if you tend to suffer from bouts of dry skin when it’s cold.

Hyaluronic Acid Increases Skin Resilience

Hyaluronic might not seem like a go-to wrinkle treatment at first glance. But if you want to prevent wrinkles in the future, it’s going to be one of the most important steps of your skincare routine. This is because hyaluronic acid helps increase skin resilience. Our skin is exposed to environmental irritants like sunlight, dust, smoke, and more every day. Unfortunately, those same environmental irritants can contribute to signs of premature aging and skin dehydration. Hyaluronic acid can help mitigate those symptoms by building a barrier between your skin and the environment around you. So whether you’re looking to reduce wrinkles or avoid an acne flare-up, this product is a must-have in your skincare routine.

Hyaluronic Acid Smooths and Tightens Skin

Hyaluronic acid is truly one of the most necessary elements in any anti-aging skincare routine. Combined with regular chemical peels and other cosmetic dermatology services, people just might think you’re aging backward. While hyaluronic acid can’t keep you young forever, it can help significantly slow signs of aging by tightening and smoothing skin out. With a more even skin texture and supple skin, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a wrinkle once you’ve started using it..

If you want to see what hyaluronic acid can do for your skin, set up your consultation with SE Dermatology Specialists today and see the results for yourself!

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