If you want to keep your skin plump and radiant, hyaluronic acid is your best friend. There is plenty products you can choose from these days, however only a few of their ingredients are worth your attention – and hyaluronic acid is one of them.
What is hyaluronic acid and how does it work?
Hyaluronic acid (also HA, hyaluronan) is a substance naturally occuring in your body. Its key quality is binding water – 1g of hyaluronic acid can bind up to 6 litres of it! It helps to heal your wounds, fix your scalp when it’s dry and repair your chapped lips. It even keeps your eyes moist! Paired with collagen, it works hard to keep your skin elastic.
It’s also a key substance in your joints – like a grease, it reduces friction between cartilage and helps to protect joints from impact.
When we’re young, our skin has plenty HA and it’s naturally plump and hydrated. With age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in skin decreases – causing first lines and dryness. Healing also starts to take longer. However, you can help your body by using dietary supplements, adding more HA to your skin care and even use eyedrops including it!
To boost your skincare, why not try some:
- face creams
- face masks in sheet
All of the above you can find online, in Boots or Superdrug, just remember to always check ingredients list – the higher it is on the list, the more of it in product. A lot adverts brag about ingredients that are hardly there – and the more, the better for you!
How to get the most of it?
- Cleanse your skin properly every day
- If possible, get cleansing facials regularly (your beautician will know what to do!) – clean skin absorbs products better
- Use products as directed
- Remember that serum goes on your skin first – but shouldn’t be applied on its own. You want to top it with face cream, so your skin gets all the benefit.
- Serums and creams will work on the top layer of skin – it will keep it hydrated but if you need more, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers might be something to look at!