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Breaking Down HA

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) has made a surge in the skincare industry. It’s popularity can be attributed to it’s hydrating qualities, but what many people don’t know is that this molecule is actually already in our bodies – acting as fluid in the eyes and joints. The molecule holds a large amount of water to prevent moisture from evaporating, and over time, our body’s amount of HA decreases.

Now, in recent times, skincare products such as moisturizers or serums include HA, as it supports moisture retention and smooths the skin. When used properly, HA can reduce redness, appearance of wrinkles, and dermatitis, while keeping skin firm and healthier.

If you have decided to add HA to your skin regime, you want to be careful about the amount of HA in your products – as combinations with other ingredients can affect the outcome. While HA can be used along with other acids, be sure that it’s working effectively and properly. We recommend consulting with your Rao Dermatology clinician before testing out new products, especially those containing a high amount of Hyaluronic Acid. To find the right product for you, contact your local office to schedule a consultation.

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