Hyaluronic acid is one of those beauty stalwarts that has received a lot of press in the last decade as the key ingredient in many injectable fillers. Think Restylane®, Juvederm®, Perlane®, and Belotero®. But that’s not the only claim to fame for HA (as it’s familiarly called). Naturally occurring in humans and other living creatures, HA is a viscous, gooey substance that cushions joints, plays a key role in connective tissue and even sustains the shape of our eyeballs. Its biological properties and natural affinity with our bodies is what makes HA such a great filler. It’s also a readily used ingredient in topical beauty products including moisturizers and makeup. HA has the abili
You don’t have to live with problem skin that puts a crimp on your beauty routine anymore. Aesthetic treatments, topical procedures and skincare options abound for problems that arise from the teen years to social security. We’ve grilled some experts to find out the new ways to beat breakouts, wrinkles, brown spots and more.
You’ve got… large pores
What’s happening: Pores can be invisible on dry skin or tight, firm skin. If you have oily or thick skin, pores tends to be more noticeable. Causes of large pores can include genetics, sun damage is another cause. As we age, the skin’s surface thickens which makes pores more visible. Not enough exfoliation also contributes t