Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hyaluronic Acid for Younger Skin!

HA is a natural substance found in great abundance in young skin. As we age, the presence of HA in the skin decreases, leaving the skin dry and wrinkled. Over time, free radicals - produced mostly through exposure to pollutants and sunlight - destroy the HA in the skin, so it is critical to replenish the supply by using premium, high molecular weight, hyaluronic acid skin care products. When applied to the skin, Hyaluronic acid forms a barrier similar to the way it naturally holds water in the intercellular matrix of the skin. Due to this, HA is a perfect moisturizer and cosmetic base that doesn’t leave a greasy feel after application.

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Although Hyaluronic Acid (HA) can be found naturally in most every cell in the body, it is found in the greatest concentrations in the skin tissue, collagen and other areas of the body. Almost 50% of the body’s HA is found here. It is found in both the deep underlying dermis, as well as the visible top layers of the epidermis. Young skin is smooth and elastic and contains large amounts of HA that helps keep the skin stay young and healthy. The HA provides continuous moisture to the skin by binding up to 1000 times its weight in water and literally acts like a sponge to retain a supple and firm skin tone and youthful appearance. HA plumps the skin and enhances volume to create the same firm and soft skin we had in our youth. Often, changes can be seen in as little as 30 minutes and last up to six months or longer. With age, the ability of the skin to produce HA decreases leaving the skin unhealthy and wrinkled.

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