Did you know almost 50% of the hyaluronic found in the body is in skin?
Though hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in our body, the highest level is found in our skin. A natural moisturizer, skin that is plump and firm hyaluronic acid is found in abundance within in the extracellular matrix and the dermal collagen matrix of. Just think of a baby’s cheeks. The plumpness and firmness owing to their skin cells are bathing in hyaluronic acid.
As we age, skin cells start losing the ability to produce hyaluronic acid. Unfortunately in our 40s their is a rapid loss of this natural moisturizer. With this loss our extracellular matrix (spaces between cells) become dehydrated and the dermal matrix (collagen and elastin) lose their structure, resulting in a loss of skin volume and the formation of facial wrinkles.
There are many skincare products on the market formulated with hyaluronic acid. The purest form of hyaluronic acid is best to use to regain moisture between skin cells and build the structure of collagen and elastin. Hyaluronic can be found in masks, creams, and serums. Mostly these are low weight hyaluronic which tend to stay on the surface of the skin. A high weight hyaluronic reaches the deepest layer of skin after a chemical or mechanical exfoliation.
The most effective way to deliver hyaluronic into those deep layers is to prep skin with a low concentration of AHA products for 2 to 8 weeks depending on the skin tone.
Discontinue prepping one week prior to chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning or microneedling.
This is the best time of year to acquire hyaluronic serum for your backbar and clients.