Top 10 Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
The latest skincare ingredient to enter everyone’s homes is Hyaluronic Acid. Honestly, this product is loved by every generation, gender, and income group across the planet. Even Khloe Kardashian raves about it on a regular basis!
So, what it is it about this new-found ingredient that everyone can’t get enough of at the moment?
We’ve listed ten top benefits of using the infamous Hyaluronic Acid
Hydration = Hyaluronic Acid.
Remember when people say drinking water is good for your skin. Think of hyaluronic acid like a BIG drink of water for your skin. It is able to hold up to 1,000 times its molecular weight in water. Hyaluronic Acid penetrates the skin and binds water to skin cells, infusing all layers of the skin with valuable, rejuvenating moisture.
The beauty behind Hyaluronic Acid is it’s purity. It doesn’t need to latch onto other ingredients to become effective. In fact, hyaluronic acid is the perfect example of how one ingredient can provide real amazing results!
- Lipid Barrier Enhancement
Our skin protects the body from harmful toxins that bombard us on a daily basis.
The epidermis (top layer of the skin) takes the brunt of outside damage such as toxins. As we age, the lipid barrier (fatty acids that trap in water and prevent irritants entering the skin) in the epidermis break down down. Elements such as UV rays, environmental pollution and even smoking can cause skin cell damage. This type of damage results in an increase of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, and dehydrated skin.
Hyaluronic Acid protects the skin’s natural skin cell barriers to help lock moisture in for an even more dramatic hydrating effect. Over time, this can help slow down the inevitable deterioration of the lipid barrier and help to protect and prolong it.
Humectants are used A LOT in skincare. Think of a humectant like a sponge; it will continue to draw in and hold onto moisture after it is collected. They allow hydrogen bonding and attract water.
Remember that hydration is different to moisture. If you suffer from oily prone skin and think this isn’t for you. Your mistaken, Hyaluronic Acid adds hydration to skin cells under the complexion rather than sitting on the skins surface.
After infusing the epidermis (top layer of the skin) with valuable moisture, Hyaluronic Acid acts as a humectant (sponge) and continues to draw moisture in from the surrounding environment. This will provide lasting hydration for the skin.
- Tighter Skin Tone
No one wants saggy skin and so we try to preserve it as much as we can! As we age, the elastin in the skin break off, and skin loses its moisture, or bounceback – dehydration is a major cause of this.
As you age, the skin won’t bounce back as quickly. Hyaluronic Acid is NOT going to replace your elastin but, it can help with the appearance of plumpness in the skin. As it fills the skin with moisture, hyaluronic acid tightens the overall complexion. It helps firm facial contours for a more youthful- looking appearance.
- Increased Resilience
When the lipid barrier is further enhanced and protected by Hyaluronic Acid, the skin has a greater fighting chance against irritations and acne prone pollution, the skin remains stronger, less wrinkled, brighter, and plumper.
A lot of people with oily or acne-prone skin want to apply harsher chemicals to “strip” the skin of oil. It’s important to know that most acne-prone skin doesn’t have a strong lipid barrier, which encourages inflammation and irritation. Hyaluronic Acid adds needed hydration, helps protect the lipid barrier, and is recommended for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin.
- Smoother Texture
In the same of Hyaluronic Acid making the appearance of the skin look tighter, it also smoothens out the texture of the skin. This results in a silky-smooth, tighter finish you can see and feel.
- Less Visible Fine Lines and Wrinkles
It’s good for all ages! Hyaluronic Acid is so versatile as an ingredient that it gives benefits to young and mature skin.
Hyaluronic Acid helps to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles by retaining moisture to the skin and creating a plumping effect. When the skin wall is protected and hydrated, increased skin cell production can take place, as the skin isn’t busy fighting for hydration. This leads to smoother, plumper skin cells.
- Stimulates Skin Cell Regeneration
Although Hyaluronic Acid won’t speed up the cell renewal process, it will help to promote skin cell regeneration by offering extra hydration and barrier protection to the skin. It aids to repair damaged skin from acne scarring to pigmentation. This naturally leads to healthier cells and a more vibrant complexion.
When there is increased cell turnover, Hyaluronic Acid also helps reduce and prevent age spots and pigmentation.
Also, no amount of sun damage can be undone without first protecting the skin from future sun damage. Always wear an SPF of at least 30 on a daily basis. Even the days you don’t plan to be outside.
When oily skin is stripped of hydration (water) it overcompensates to hydrate the skin by producing oil. A big misconception is that oily and acne prone skins don’t need hydration, but in fact, they do.
By promoting proper moisture balance in the skin, Hyaluronic Acid prevents the over-production of oil that clogs pores and causes breakouts.
For the best skin cell regeneration with no mess, check out Give Me’s New Hyaluronic Sheet Mask as part of their skincare twin pack edition!
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