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Hyaluronic Acid

La Belle Medical Spa HA

Hyaluronic Acid is one of the “darlings” of skin care!  It’s glucosaminoglycan properties have been touted  as the “fountain of youth”!  So, what is this big fancy “gluco” word you ask?  It simply means “sugar trapping”.  This quality is  what gives our bodies the receptor needed to produce Hyaluronic Acid.  This naturally occurring substance cushions, lubricates and plumps tissue, creating smooth cushy surfaces throughout the body. 

Interestingly enough, the more water you drink, the more Hyaluronic Acid can do its job in your skin!  Water literally ignites Hyaluronic Acid production in our dermal layers.   Hence the reason skin will look dry, dehydrated and lax when you aren’t drinking enough water every day. 

When you are sufficiently hydrated, the Hyaluronic Acid within your cells flows and skin looks firm, plump and smooth!

A great topical Hyaluronic serum is a bonus to any skin care routine and beneficial to all skin types, particularly normal to dry skin.   This treasure can now also be found in many moisturizers, particularly in gel form and even some toners, such as Dermalogica’s Antioxidant Hydramist. Because of its hydrating qualities without feeling greasy, this darling of skincare is sure to be a staple in anyone’s self-care routine.

So, drink your water, use your Hyaluronic Acid, and always remember your sunscreen!

 

Catherine Puckett, L.E.  July 2021

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Catherine Puckett L.E.

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