While the development of wrinkles and other signs of aging is a natural part of life, there are various proactive and preventative steps you can take to keep your skin looking young. Establishing a personalized skin care routine, along with making smart lifestyle decisions, is critical to the longevity and health of your body's first line of defense.
Our Aging Skin
The skin is the largest organ in the human body, and over the course of life, it takes a beating. Exposure to the sun's harsh rays, environmental pollutants, and other lifestyle habits can speed the natural process of skin aging, which is marked by distinct chemical changes. These internal aging mechanisms eventually affect everyone, regardless of what protections you may take against external factors like weather, smoking, or UV rays.
As we age, the stem cells in our skin gradually break down and stop dividing, meaning that they cannot create new skin cells to replace old ones. This lack of new cells leads to less secretion of key components of skin health, which can result in loose, thin, and easily damaged skin. This inevitable stem cell dysfunction also causes a drop in keratinocyte and melanocyte production, further weakening the skin, and causing grey hair.
Another overlooked factor in aging is the presence of senescent skin cells. These are cells that are too damaged to continue dividing and functioning, but they aren't eliminated by the body. They lurk within the skin, leaking pro-inflammatory compounds and other damaging substances that contribute to age spots, sagging skin, and wrinkles.
Finally, fibroblasts are a critical skin cell type that become depleted as we age, and in addition to secreting collagen and elastin to keep the skin supple, tight, and elastic, fibroblasts also produce hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic Acid and the Aging Process
Naturally produced by our metabolic system, hyaluronic acid serves many purposes in the body as a humectant—a substance that retains water. From keeping joints rotating smoothly to hydrating the eyes in arid conditions, the water-binding ability of hyaluronic acid is essential for wellness. This property makes it an ideal moisturizer for hydrating the skin, as it can boost dermal volume, appearance and texture. As mentioned above, depleted fibroblast levels in the skin over time means less hyaluronic acid being produced, and thus a greater risk to your skin appearance and health.
Aside from nourishing our aging bodies with moisture, hyaluronic acid is also critical to the healing process for damage to the skin, including wounds and sunburns. It can create a barrier over wounds to keep the healing tissue moist, while aiding the immune system's defenses and reducing inflammation.
Depending on the molecular size of HA and your preferred application method, hyaluronic acid can be used for a variety of skin conditions and aesthetic concerns. Whether you are trying to slow the onset of fine lines and wrinkles, rejuvenate sagging skin, or prevent the accumulation of age spots, adding hyaluronic acid to your skin care regimen is essential as you get older.
A Cutting-Edge Solution
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