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What is hyaluronic acid and why is it great for your skin?

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Sep 16, 2016 8:30:00 AM

benefits of hyaluronic acidDid you know that loss of moisture in your skin can accelerate the aging process, and encourage the development of fine lines and wrinkles? Loss of moisture in your skin can be caused by factors such as excess sun exposure, lack of water, and poor nutrition. These factors affect your body’s natural production of an element called hyaluronic acid, which retains moisture and contributes to younger-looking skin.

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What exactly is hyaluronic acid?


Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance present throughout the human body that retains moisture. In fact, one gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to one quart of water! As we age, certain lifestyle habits can affect the way our skin retains water and produces hyaluronic acid. For instance, a diet that lacks fruits and vegetables can lower the production of hyaluronic acid.

Loss of hyaluronic acid can cause skin to lose its firmness and volume, and lead to sagging, loose skin that appears older. But the replenishing properties of hyaluronic acid can help minimize these types of skin issues.


How can you increase hyaluronic acid production naturally?


The best way to increase your skin’s production of hyaluronic acid is to drink plenty of water. Water hydrates your skin, and supports the production of this natural anti-aging substance. Additionally, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially those high in water content such as watermelon and celery. Lastly, limit your time spent in the sun, and wear sunscreen at all times to prevent the sun’s rays from affecting your skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid.


Benefits of hyaluronic acid


Fortunately, hyaluronic acid can be found in many of today’s medical-grade skin care products, such as VivierSkin Vitamin C Scrub with Hyaluronic Acid, which brightens your skin and exfoliates dead skin cells. An added benefit to using products with hyaluronic acid is that they’ll continue to absorb moisture from the environment to provide lasting hydration throughout the day.

Hyaluronic acid also plumps your skin and contains soothing anti-inflammatory properties that aid in wound healing. Next time you shop for anti-aging skin care products, search for products that contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is also the primary ingredient in Voluma and Juvederm, which are facial fillers that rejuvenate and replenish the volume loss that comes with aging.

Are you looking for new skin treatments that can help rejuvenate your skin and overall appearance? Request a consultation with Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center to speak with a licensed aesthetician about your desire to achieve younger-looking skin. We offer in-office procedures and pharmaceutical-grade skin care products that can help make having beautiful skin an attainable reality.

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