You ask, “What’s the point of plumping my skin?” There’s an easy answer—to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dry and/or dehydrated skin lacks moisture. When the water space of your skin is depleted, skin sags and puckers, making even the smallest wrinkles more visible. So, skin plumping can help you achieve a more youthful appearance.
There are a variety of strategies to plump your skin, including:
First, a word of caution about dermal fillers: these products can use anything from synthetic gels to your own body fat to increase the volume beneath the stratum corneum (upper most layer of skin) to reduce lines and wrinkles. But no ingredient provides long-lasting results; you have to have injections regularly to maintain plump skin, so dermal fillers can get quite costly. And if the ingredients are of questionable quality or safeness, there may be more dire consequences.
Ensuring proper hydration is easy—drink plenty of water each day and eat foods with high water content. If your skin is very dehydrated, you may notice visible results quickly. However, if you have already made hydrating a habit, you may not notice any changes. If this is the case, do not drink less water. You always need adequate hydration for optimal skin health. You may simply need a product to enhance visible plumpness.
The best topical applications for skin plumping are serums and moisturizers with one key water-replenishing ingredient—hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, which both restores moisture and locks it in because its binding properties help minimize transepidural water loss (TEWL).
Hale Cosmeceuticals has multiple products formulated to plump and firm your skin for a more youthful appearance. Our top pick includes:
Dermist M3HA—a serum formulated with 100% pure hyaluronic acid that can be easily combined with your favorite moisturizer for easy morning and evening application.