Why Hyaluronic Acid is Good for Your Skin!
If you are obsessed with everything skincare then you’ve most likely heard about one of the most popular ingredients right now, hyaluronic acid.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a sugar that is naturally found in the body. This sugar is specifically found in the skin and it’s what helps keep your skin hydrated! Thanks to HA, our bodies are able to hold all of the water needed for our skin.
Unfortunately, just like collagen, our body decreases the amount of hyaluronic acid produced as we age. However, there are ways to stimulate production of hyaluronic acid. One of the many ways is by incorporating it into your skincare routine. You can also stimulate HA by eating lots of fruits and veggies.
Now that you know a little bit about hyaluronic acid, let’s talk about why it’s amazing for your skin!
The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
1. HA is hydrating! As mentioned above, Hyaluronic Acid is a sugar that helps keep the skin hydrated! When you think of HA, think of you drinking a glass of water. Essentially, that is what your skin is doing! It is absorbing the HA, and it does this by binding water to our skin cells!
2. HA is a humectant! Humectants are substances that are used to hold moisture. Since hyaluronic acid is a humectant, it will hold on to moisture. Believe it or not, you are most likely using a humectant already in some shape or form given that this is used in various skincare products!
3. HA tightens the skin! As we age, our bodies stop producing collagen, elastin, and you guessed it, hyaluronic acid. This causes our skin to lose its elasticity and therefore, it begins to sag. Luckily, with HA we can tighten the skin. Since HA will hydrate and give your skin the moisture it needs, it will brighten up your skin complexion and tighten it.
4. HA will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As mentioned above, when we age, we stop producing collage, which leads to fine lines and wrinkles. Since HA tightens and smoothens the skin, it’s great for preventing and for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!
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