We've known for years that keeping skin hydrated, particularly in dry climates, keeps it more radiant and all-around healthier, since it's less likely to break, crack, or become inflamed. One super skin hydrating ingredient, in particular, stands out--Hyaluronic Acid, your dry skin savior. Why?
Hyaluronic acid attracts and retains moisture in your skin --it can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water! It's the same ingredient used in injectable fillers.
According to Jessica Weiser, a board-certified dermatologist at New York Dermatology Group, "When applied topically to the skin, hyaluronic acid holds water to the skin surface to increase hydration of the cells and surface, without occlusion (blockage). This moistens the skin surface to alleviate dryness, facilitate healing and create a protective barrier.”
Topical treatments with hyaluronic acid helps to maintain a youthful-looking appearance by replenishing the hyaluronic acid content in our skin that diminishes as we grow older, which contributes to significant dryness, sagging and wrinkling."
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We all know our skin ages, sometimes faster than we would like. There are two main reasons our skin ages known as Intrinsic and Extrinsic aging.
Intrinsic or Genetics - contribute to how fast we age. Most of us show signs of aging in our late 40's to early 50's.
Extrinsic or External Factors - These include environmental, free radical sun damage, and stress.
Free radical and sun damage accounts for 90% of early signs of aging. Seriously, it's that high!