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This is Martha Thomas, head of customer care for Tree of Life Beauty, and I want to welcome you to our weekly newsletter where we discuss important ways to age gracefully, “how-tos” for keeping skin healthy as you age, and so much more about your skincare regimen.
Please be advised that we are not doctors or dermatologists, and this article should not be taken as medical advice or any medical statement. Any questions or issues involving your skin-care needs should be discussed with a physician, and we highly recommend you consult with your doctor before taking up any skin-care regimen.
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies, called a polysaccharide, which is a carbohydrate. It has its highest concentrations in the skin, but it can be found in almost every cell in the body. A powerful humectant (moisture-binding ingredient), it is found in all layers of the skin, helping provide moisture and assisting in allowing a smooth, supple, and “younger” look.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
As we age, our ability to produce hyaluronic acid seems to begin to decrease, most significantly after 40. Incorporating Hyaluronic Acid into your daily skin care regimen is highly recommended by many skin-care experts, especially beginning in your early 30’s.
Moisture Retention - The beauty of Hyaluronic acid is its ability to retain moisture. Hyaluronic Acid helps retain up to 370% more moisture than even the collagen protein molecule itself, making it a “super moisturizer,” which helps to reduce fine lines caused by dehydration. Dry, flaking skin can cause the face to look older and skin to look damaged, making hyaluronic acid an important ingredient as one ages.
Maintains Collagen and Elastin Levels - Hyaluronic Acid can work together with collagen to maintain the structure of the skin’s layers. Collagen is stretchy fibers that help our skin maintain its shape and elasticity, and Hyaluronic acid can help keep the fibers nourished and hydrated. In the absence of Hyaluronic Acid the collagen fibers can become dry and brittle and in need of moisture, causing skin to lose its elasticity and firmness. When Hyaluronic Acid is present in abundance collagen can be continuously surrounded and nourished by hyaluronic acid’s gelatinous substance, leaving skin smooth and highly elastic (just as in youthful, healthy skin).
Promotes Healthy Skin Barrier - Hyaluronic Acid can be a key component in helping to repair skin tissue, assisting in keeping the skin’s barrier healthy and beautiful looking. Sun damage, acne, sensitive skin and rosacea can damage your skin’s barrier, making hyaluronic acid an important part of your daily skin regimen.
Can Be Used By Anyone - Hyaluronic Acid is great for every skin type, gentle enough for sensitive skin, light enough for oily skin and moisturizing for dry skin.
How To Use Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid by itself can be used daily in the morning, at night, or both, but you should be aware that Hyaluronic Acid used with other products, such a Retinol, may have different guidelines.
If you are using Hyaluronic Acid Serum you will want to apply it after you have washed your face and used your toner, and before you apply any other moisturizer. This will allow it to absorb thoroughly into the skin. Always be sure to allow the Hyaluronic Acid to dry before applying anything else to your face.
We hope this was helpful. If you have any further questions about our products, please feel free to ask anytime. We are here to help you get the most out of your skin care regimen.
Until next time, have a wonderful week!