What’s the Big Deal About Hyaluronic Acid and What Can It Do for Me?

Just like fashion, pop culture, and celebrity gossip, there tend to be trends in the most popular beauty products at any given time. While some of these trends come and go, we think hyaluronic acid is here to stay, and with very good reason!

Dr. Melissa Schneider offers only the highest-quality skincare products and recommends the use of hyaluronic acid for several reasons. It’s a naturally-occurring substance, it provides amazing hydration benefits, it keeps your skin looking great, and provides some protection as well. Why wouldn’t you use something so miraculous? 

It’s an acid, but it won’t hurt you

Yes, the name is hyaluronic acid, but it’s not a harsh type of acid. In fact, in its natural form, your body produces hyaluronic acid in your connective tissues, skin, and eyes. Its main function is to keep things well-lubricated and moisturized. In other words, hyaluronic acid is your body’s natural moisturizer! 

It’s like a very smart sponge

One single gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six liters of water, so the sponge comparison is apt. Except, unlike a sponge, hyaluronic acid regulates the moisture in your cells. Instead of just releasing the water it holds and drowning your cells, hyaluronic acid keeps things nice and moist and regulated. 

All the good stuff decreases over time

You probably already know that as you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, two of the most important components of plump, smooth skin. It’s probably not surprising to learn that you also produce less hyaluronic acid with time as well. 

When your body makes less hyaluronic acid, your skin loses its glowing, dewy, youthful look. You become susceptible to dullness, dry patches, and uneven tone. 

What difference will hyaluronic acid make? 

Now that you know hyaluronic acid hydrates your skin and regulates the moisture in your cells, you may be wondering what differences you’ll see in the mirror. Here are a few things you’ll notice: 

Fewer fine lines and wrinkles

When your skin is well-hydrated, it plumps up, and that means you won’t notice the lines and wrinkles so much. Think about a raisin, and how wrinkled it is. It’s a dehydrated grape. Your skin wrinkles when it’s dehydrated, too! 

A dewy, glowing complexion

Plumped up, hydrated skin looks more radiant. Your skin tone becomes more even, with fewer red patches and rough places. 

Your skin will feel better, too

You might not be able to see that your skin is softer when you look in the mirror, but you’ll certainly be able to feel the difference. After all, moisturizer softens your skin, and hyaluronic is a moisturizer that works at the cellular level. 

If you’d like to learn more about hyaluronic acid, and find out the best products for your skin, book an appointment with Dr. Schneider. She’s happy to answer your questions and suggest appropriate products for you. 

You can request an appointment using our easy online scheduling tool, or you can call our office at 617-203-7929 between 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday and we’ll be happy to get you scheduled. 

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