When it comes to skincare, there are always new fads coming into the marketplace. It can be confusing to know exactly what you are putting on your skin, and what benefits you really can expect.
Hyaluronic acid is an ingredient you may have heard on TV, seen on social media or spotted in your favorite skin care line. But, what is it? How is it that "acid" is good for your skin? Hyaluronic acid is one of my all time favorite skin care products!
Hyaluronic acid has superpower hydrating abilities and does wonders to fight aging. It's a carbohydrate molecule that is naturally occurring in your body already as a lubricant for our joints and skin.
If it's already in our skin why put more on it? Because, hyaluronic acid holds intense moisture. In fact, one molecule can hold up to 1000 times it's weight in water. This is great because it will sit on your skin and allow your skin to really soak in moisture.
This time of year, moisture is critical for your skin. We talked about exfoliating last month, and hyaluronic acid is the perfect compliment to your skin after sloughing off those dead layers. Hyaluronic acid will help your skin create a healthy barrier to battle the cold and keep your skin supple all year round.