Winter–the season I dread most. The weather changes, the time changes, it’s much harder to get up and going in the morning when your warm bed is so cozy, and-most of all- I dread winter because dry skin sets in.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy lazy winter days inside curled up with a book by the fire, but the dry skin is so frustrating-especially when it’s so noticeable. Nothing I found worked for it- whether “ultra-moisturizing” lotions, coconut oil, home remedies, not even Aquaphor helped my dry skin.
Until I found Patricia, and she told me about Hyaluronic Acid, or HA for short.
Hyaluronic Acid might sound scarier than it actually is. It’s not something you played with in Chemistry class. It is a molecule found in your own skin to naturally maintain moisture levels.
So why do you need a product with Hyaluronic Acid if your skin already creates it naturally? Environmental conditions (cold weather, heated rooms that sap the moisture from the air), illness, and aging deplete our natural reservoir of this vital hydrator. The result is a sensitive, dull, uneven tone and texture leading to more fine lines than a girl deserves!
HA (hyaluronic acid) is critical in maintaining skin hydration,’ says Aesthetic Doctor, Dr. Maryam Zamani, ‘although it can be degraded by free radical mechanisms caused by things like UV exposure. Topically applied, it helps to hydrate the skin and maintain this hydration as a humectant ( a product used to reduce moisture loss).
HA can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, resulting in enhanced elasticity, lubrication, plumpness, and moisture in the skin. With continued use, the skin’s water content improves daily and fine lines and wrinkles become plumper and therefore, less visible. It focuses mainly on delivering water to thirsty skin types, so it’s well tolerated by even the most oily, acne-prone skin.
So how do we enhance what nature has given us, once we see a change?
The skin care market is flooded with products that fill the need for extra HA. The reason over-the-counter products can’t offer lasting, noticeable results is because they are not formulated with small enough molecular weights of HA that can truly direct the skin to absorb, retain and stimulate more natural hydration. And we all know that more hydration means radiant,glowing skin- not to mention plumper, smoother texture. I’m in!!
Additionally, we put so much focus on cleansing and exfoliating the skin, that we often forget hydrating is just as important. After exfoliation, including peel treatments we offer in the salon, the skin needs to be ‘re-quenched’. Using Hyaluronic Acid post-peel will nourish your skin. Fall and winter are “Peel seasons”, and our peel packages offer a gift with purchase that is usually a form of hydration for the skin…keep an eye out for HYLA from JAN MARINI SKIN RESEARCH and Hydra3HA Serum from SOTHYS.
So, to get back to me (and it’s really all about me!) I started using Sothys’ Hydra 3HA line, which can be applied to any skin type and protects the epidermal layer of the skin that helps with new skin regeneration. It also contains a botanical complex that helps improve the communication between the dermis and the epidermis, where the skin is protected from damage and retains water. Love, love, LOVE the difference in my skin!
You can get the Hydra3HA products I used (cream and serum) right now in the salon for 25% off!! Double the moisture to give your skin the hydration it deserves!
For Jan Marini girls, HA is the essence of HYLA which specializes in retaining moisture and adding volume to the skin as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines. Along with Hyla, did you know that Jan Marini’s Age Intervention and C-Esta Lines also have Hyaluronic Acid? It’s a key ingredient for aging skin, combating free radical damage while softening the complexion.
Does sunscreen contain HA? Colorescience is on the forefront of sun protection that helps the skin’s health in addition to UV protection, mixing HA into SUNFORGETTABLE SPF 50 FACE SHIELD and SPF 50 MINERAL BRUSH-ON SUNSCREEN! And if you’ve never tried their ANTI-AGING SERUM , you’ve been missing out on air-brushed, radiant skin that doesn’t even need makeup! It’s a 3-in-1 treatment that features their patented Decaplex-10™ peptide blend, hyaluronic acid and cosmetic enhancing ingredients to diminish the look of wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin.
So keep the HA coming, and Santa won’t be able to resist kissing those smooth, glowing faces!
Happy holidays mes amis!