We all know now that sugars are bad not only for our teeth and waistline, but also for our skin. Ada recently wrote an article about « AGE », acronym for Advanced Glycation End-products, which are the toxic molecules produced in our cells after we eat sugars, and that denature the precious proteins we are made of (like collagen and elastin).
So to preserve our health and good looks, reducing our intake of sugars is non-negotiable. There is however one friendly sugar, that actually repairs ageing skin. Its name is Hyaluronic Acid. Ha ha! I refer to it as HA, for how HAppy it makes us, for establishing good HAbits, for the HArmony it restores to our face, for how HAndsome it can make us look, or just for « HAve some more »! Yes, we are allowed, and even advised, a new sugar-fix.
Nowadays, HA is used with great success in rejuvenating injection techniques and cosmetic products. According to my experience, the best approach is multi-layering.
Under the skin – as dermal fillers
I’m a fan of my father’s signature Softlift technique. It restores the face volumes that melt away with age, especially in the cheek area. In addition, it stimulates skin cells’ activity, like collagen production.
In the skin – by mesotherapy
Little droplets of HA enter the skin via microneedling. Since HA absorbs 1000 times its molecular weight in water, this technique provides deep and long-lasting hydration to the skin.
On the skin – with dermo-cosmetics
Using serums and creams that contain HA will ensure glow and protection against free radicals. Try our Pigment Lightening Serum, your skin will savour it!
So ladies and gentlemen, the final words are: what you feed your skin is as important as what you put – or don’t put – on your plate. The secret is craving for the “right” sugars!