Hey there guys, and welcome back! We're here today to get down to the nitty-gritty details of one of the skincare industry's most coveted and beneficial ingredients, Hyaluronic acid! While the name sounds a little scary and the actual information surrounding it can seem a little overwhelming and confusing, we're here to help break it down for you and get your skin glowing!
First things first, don't let the word 'acid' scare you! This gel-like water-holding molecule is something that actually occurs naturally! Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural sugar found in the skin that retains water and helps keep it plump and hydrated, but just like elastin and collagen the amount of naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid in the body becomes less and less the older we get. However, of course, things like maintaining a healthy diet can sustain the effects and longer-term benefits of HA.
Furthermore, the naturally occurring Hyaluronic Acid within the body actually holds a thousand times its weight in water to retain the moisture in our skin and prevent it from evaporating into the air. But, this little miracle worker is also found in a lot of your favourite sheet masks, serums and moisturizers to give the skin that naturally dewy and moisturised glow!
While those with more mature or dry skin will benefit most from products containing Hyaluronic Acid, it truly is beneficial for all skin types! As it's produced naturally within our bodies anyway, there's no reason for those with sensitive skin to be afraid to give it a go, even though the word "acid" can seem a little scary, it truly is safe for everyone to use and super beneficial for the skin and body.
The benefits of Hyaluronic Acid do really just keep going, it's the perfect all-rounder. It can relieve joint pain by keeping the bones well lubricated and easing up any uncomfortable and painful joints. Hyaluronic acid can also play a big role in healing wounds, given that it is produced naturally in the skin, it's concentrations increase when the skin is damaged and needs to be healed. It's also even been known to relieve dry and itchy eyes, it's true! Studies show that Eye drops containing 0.2–0.4% hyaluronic acid can reduce symptoms of dry eyes.
There really is no limit to what Hyaluronic Acid can do, and there's so much information out there on its endless benefits and tricks! So read up and get exploring. There's a world of beauty and skincare products out there ready to quench your thirst and get you hydrated!