Your Winter Skin Guide Featuring Hyaluronic Acid
Posted by CHEYENNE PROSPER
It’s that time of year again. The transition into crisp weather, cozy sweaters and holiday flavors that are unashamedly consumed in mass quantities (no regrets here!) has begun. However, it is also the time of year when dry skin starts creeping in to thwart your hard work to maintain healthy, glowing skin.
The dip in humidity during the colder months make it harder for your skin to stay hydrated. The moisture in your skin evaporates quicker leaving your skin feeling dry and tight and looking chapped and flaky. Dry air and lack of humidity coupled with harsh heaters and high winds can wreak havoc on your skin, stripping it of its moisture and leaving you with a rough, red, and dry appearance.
Combat winter dryness with hydrating ingredients that help to soothe irritated skin and protect against the elements. Moisture retaining ingredients like hyaluronic acid can help you fight back against dry, dull skin.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a hydrator that moisturizes the skin by holding water to keep the skin lubricated and plump. This naturally occurring polysaccharide is found in the body and keeps joints, nerves, eyes and skin well lubricated. It acts as a humectant that draws moisture from the air into the skin to help prevent drying out.
This all-star ingredient for dry skin is fast absorbing to deliver quick results for dehydrated skin, a cause of wrinkles and fine lines. Not only does hyaluronic acid help prevent premature aging it works to seal in moisture to prevent transepidermal water loss.
Incorporate hyaluronic acid products into your daily skincare routine. While extremely beneficial to keep skin hydrated during the winter months, hyaluronic acid should be used all year round for optimal results. This ingredient can be found in face masks, face moisturizers and serums.
One hyaluronic acid serum, SkinMedica’s HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator, combines a proprietary mix of five hyaluronic acids to smooth and hydrate the skin for up to 8 hours. Each of the hyaluronic acids in this serum target different concerns of dry skin to deliver complete protection. The Time Release HA, a proprietary ingredient of SkinMedica, and Cross-Linked HA provide long-lasting hydration that keeps the skin supple for up to 8 hours. Sodium Hyaluronate, the salt form of hyaluronic acid which penetrates the skin deeper, allows instant hydration. While Uncross-linked HA and Nano HA hydrates the skin while providing smoothing and soothing properties.
This powerful cocktail of moisture-infusing ingredients provides instant results leaving the skin looking plumped and glowing for all day protection against skin-drying factors. This burst of hydration provided by SkinMedica’s HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles while improving the texture of skin.
What sets this serum apart from its peers is the Vitisensce Technology, exclusive to SkinMedica. This technology supports the skin's ability to produce its own hyaluronic acid to help maintain overall skin health.
So leave dry skin behind in the dust and take control of your skin health. Sounds too good to be true? This wonder ingredient is the real thing. Give hyaluronic acid a try. We promise you won’t be disappointed and your skin will thank you.