Dry skin is a common problem that often defies effective solutions. It can be caused by genetics, systemic diseases, and hormonal conditions associated with the aging process. Environmental factors and procedures and products that we utilize in an effort to improve our appearance can result in dehydrated skin due to water loss through the outer skin layer. The consequences of a lack of skin hydration can lead to chronic irritation and discomfort as well as accelerated signs of aging from the free radicals that are produced due to an ongoing inflammatory reaction in the skin.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the body’s natural hydrator. It gradually decreases with age which inhibits the ability of the skin to remain hydrated. HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator from SkinMedica provides immediate hydration and the ability to continuously hydrate the skin with a combination of 5 types of HA that includes a time release HA and a cross linked HA that works for up to 8 hours. In addition, HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator contains an antioxidant extracted from Vitis vinifera flower stem cells that improves overall skin health by helping the skin restore its own natural hyaluronic acid. It is designed to be applied prior to a moisturizer to drive added hydration into the skin and will enhance your existing skin care regimen.
Written by Dr. Forley on February 29, 2016