Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance. It is found throughout the body in our eyes, joints, and skin. With that being said, let’s dive into whether or not hyaluronic acid is good for acne.

What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring, slippery, gooey substance found in our connective tissue and it helps to lubricate our joints and tissues. It is technically an acid, but it cannot be grouped with other anti-aging and acne chemical peels because of its slightly acidic pH level.  Hyaluronic acid is a powerful substance that is incredibly hydrophilic, meaning it loves water and will draw water unto itself.  Think of Hyaluronic as a potent water magnet with the ability to hydrate our skin like no other substance.

What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do For You?

It is actually quite a remarkable substance because of all the benefits it has for our bodies.

  • It keeps our joints and cartilage lubricated for pain-free, smooth, and easeful movement.
  • It is often used to treat dry eyes because of how hydrating it is.
  • It improves the existing elastin in our skin for minimizing lax skin.
  • It is proven to help wounds and scarring heal faster.

Why You Should Use Hyaluronic Acid For Acne

Hyaluronic acid is good for acne, but don’t confuse it with salicylic, glycolic, or lactic acid. These are the common outdated chemical peel acids. Conversely, hyaluronic is highly beneficial for acne as long as you are applying a lipid on top of it. If it doesn’t have a barrier on top, it will evaporate. Acne is especially thirsty, so it will dry out.  The old belief of the need to “dry acne out” is not effective for acne and creates a whole host of new and chronic problems for acne skin.

It is invaluable for acne, but only if you can find pure Hyaluronic acid that doesn’t contain anything else. It is trendy and not cheap, so it is often found diluted with preservatives and bogus meaningless ingredients which will have a diminished impact.

Oil-Water Confusion With Acne

People think with acne, we should dry it out. If you are using Hyaluronic Acid, and not applying a lipid barrier immediately following, it is completely useless. Unless you enjoy flushing your money down the toilet. 

Acneic skin is very thirsty and it intensely craves lipids/oils on top which prevents the water, which is only made possible from hyaluronic, from evaporating within minutes.  The power of Hyaluronic acid comes from inserting this super water into our skin and trapping it there with a dense lipid.  It’s a complete myth that acne skin produces more oil and therefore must be manipulated to produce none and be deprived of it topically altogether.  The satisfaction acne gets from the right balance between water and oil creates a profoundly balancing cascade healing effect on acne skin.  Harmonizing oil production and optimizing water levels makes the quick exit of congestion possible.  This temporary detox phase can be expedited fantastically by adding bio-available Dermal Nutrients

The goal is to balance oil production rather than to shortsightedly eradicate it. All healthy skin requires a healthy natural barrier which will balance oil production naturally as a result.

The truth is that acne needs these things: water, food, protection, and release.  Hyaluronic Acid serves to increase hydration that will optimize results for the big picture.

The ratio between Dermal Nutrients dose, Hydration Factor, and Oil is a big piece of what makes Skin Harmonics hum.  We need a perfected food and water ratio to maximize the results that are possible with Dermal Nutrients.  It is not as simple as simply increasing the Dermal Nutrient dose to increase results. The quality, density, and thickness of the overall “hydration pad” is a detail that cannot be overlooked.  This is “baked into” all of my products and system.  One of the key ingredients is Hyaluronic acid.

Skin Care Routine For Acne

Practice Skin Harmonics’ basic three principles for optimal and efficient skin care for acne routine: 

  • Hydration
  • Dermal Nutrients
  • Barrier Repair

The Bottom Line On Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid is an essential ingredient to turn acne around, but only if you are following the correct steps to help your skin make use of it. Conventional acne protocols work against our skin, but the new Skin Harmonics model works with our skin to deliver it to optimal health rather than using old coping methods.