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Today I’ll be telling you about hyaluronic acid and its benefits in skincare.
What is hyaluronic acid?
It is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan that is present throughout the connective tissue, epithelial tissue and neural tissue of the body.
It helps in giving elasticity and structure to the skin. The amazing thing about hyaluronic acid is that it can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. It acts as a natural humectant and hold water molecules onto the surface of the skin.
As we age, the hyaluronic acid starts depleting in the body. This makes our skin more prone to wrinkles and sagging. Adding a good hyaluronic acid to your skincare regimen can help a lot in providing hydration and moisturisation to the skin. When a moisturizer is applied after application of hyaluronic acid serum it sucks in the moisture and makes the skin plump.
Harsh environmental factors such as heat, ultra violet rays from the sun can also affect the levels of hyaluronic acid resulting in dull dehydrated skin. Hydration is really important for all skin types whether oily, normal combination or sensitive. Poor hydration can make your skin vulnerable to damage from external and environmental stress.
Hyaluronic acid is generally non-irritating and does not trigger any skin conditions like acne, rosacea or allergic reaction. However you should always do a patch test before application of any new product to your skin.
Adding a potent topical hyaluronic acid serum to your skincare routine definitely helps in improving its texture and appearance.
What are the different types of hyaluronic acid?
There are three types of hyaluronic acid –
- Hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
- Sodium hyaluronate
- Sodium acetylated hyaluroante.
What are the topical products containing hyaluronic acid for skincare?
There are various topical products which you can try –
- Sheet masks
- Lip treatments
- Eye creams
Apart from serums and lotions, dermatologists also prefer giving injectable hyaluronic acid in derma fillers to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Always consult with your dermatologist what type of hyaluronic acid can be used for your skin type. Just because hyaluronic acid fillers are injected into your face doesn’t mean that it is irreversible, if you don’t like the results you can easily dissolve the filler with the help of your dermatologist. An enzyme called the hyaluronidase is injected to the affected area to dissolve the filler. The most common side effect of hyaluronic acid fillers are swelling.
There are many drug store serums and lotions available in the market. One of my favorites is the Hada Labo Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion from Japan. The Hada Labo range has different types of hyaluronic acid in their lotion which does give long lasting and effective results.
Currently it is unavailable at every online store for delivery at my location, so I am trying the Dot & Key Hyaluronic Acid Serum Concentrate since a month now. For my review of this serum do watch my YouTube video for details and price.
Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid works effectively together. So you can easily combine these two ingredients for getting maximum benefits. Just remember to apply a sunscreen during the day time.
So, this was all about the benefits of hyaluronic acid for skin.
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