What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid has become a well known skincare ingredient. No skincare regime is complete without it.
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide, a type of sugar. It is found naturally throughout our body tissues and organs. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, this means it can hold and draw moisture. Think of it as a sponge, it can hold 1000x it’s own weight in water.
It’s role in skincare is to draw moisture to keep our skin cells hydrated. Unfortunately our Hyaluronic acid levels reduce with age, so adding skincare products will have anti ageing benefits for our skin.
The main benefit of using Hyaluronic Acid is skin hydration. Think of it as a sponge, drawing water molecules, keeping our skin healthy and plump.
Reduced Appearance of Lines and Wrinkles
When skin is hydrated, lines and wrinkles appear less visible. A lot of fine lines can be the result of dehydrated skin. Our body’s natural Hyaluronic acid levels decrease as we age.
Prevents Dehydrated and Flaky Skin
Flaky skin occurs when our skin is not getting enough moisture. Not to be confused with dry skin, dehydrated skin is due to a lack of water. Dehydrated skin can cause our skins barrier to become impaired, leading to skin damage.
Skin Barrier Repair
When our skin is dehydrated, our skin barrier can become impaired. Our skin barrier is located at the epidermis, the top level of our skin and is responsible for protecting our skin from environmental damage. When our barrier is impaired, our skin can become inflamed and irritated. Hyaluronic acid can prevent and repair this.
Ideal for all Skin Types
Unlike some skincare ingredients, there is no side effects to using Hyaluronic acid. Sensitive and irritated skins can benefit from the nourishment Hyaluronic acid provides.
How can I add Hyaluronic Acid into my Skincare Routine?
Hyaluronic acid is found in many skincare products, we recommend a serum to use AM and PM before moisturiser (if needed) and SPF. There are a wide selection of products to choose from:
If you would like to introduce hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine we’ll be happy to help you select the right product for you.
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