What is Hyaluronic acid and why do we need it?

In Blog by Achieve Wellness Spa

Many of us take the time to read the ingredients in the food that we consume. But have you ever taken the time to read what goes into your skin care products?
If you did you probably questioned what it is and how it’s going to help your skin.
One of the ingredients in many skin care products that you may have noticed is Hyaluronic acid. Just like Collagen and Elastin, Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by our bodies. Hyaluronic acid helps to lubricate our skin, eyes and joints; it is essential for keeping our skin hydrated and plump because of its ability to attract and hold water. Without (HA) it can leave us dehydrated.

There are two types of dehydration:

  1. Superficial- in the epidermis
  2. Deep- in the dermis

Superficial dehydration can be caused by external factors such as UV Rays, insufficient water consumption, medication, harsh products being used on the skin, air conditioning, extreme temperatures and many other factors. Deeper levels of dehydration happens when the natural hyaluronic acid in the dermis starts to decrease with age as a result of sun exposure and loss of estrogen during menopause. There are many ways to obtain Hyaluronic acid such as Hyaluronic fillers, skin care products OR you could even add it to your diet!

Here are some of the ways you can incorporate Hyaluronic acid into your daily routines.

Top foods with (HA)

  • Bone broth
  • Soy based foods
  • citrus fruits

Top products with (HA) at Achieve.

  • Hydragel Advanced B5 complex
  • Vitamin C scrub
  • Nightly Age Defying Moisturizer

By following a daily routine of using quality skin care products high in Hyaluronic acid and consuming nutritional foods, you will be sure to see the benefits it can have on your skin!

Blog Author:
April Jones
Certified Medical Esthetician