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10 Surprising Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid for Face and Body

10 Surprising Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid for Face and Body

Hyaluronic Acid is one of those wonder substances produced by our body that has proved to be essentially beneficial for our health. This super substance exists in our bodies and can be also infused into beauty products. The awareness about the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid has grown lately, which has resulted in the newly born craze for the substance. Skincare experts recommend products with Hyaluronic Acid, beauty influencers promote such products, and skincare enthusiasts worship the products infused with Hyaluronic Acid. So what are you waiting for?  before diving into the long list of benefits of this wonder substance named Hyaluronic Acid, let’s know it more closely.  

Understanding Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid is a sugar naturally present in the human body which looks like a clear, gooey liquid. It acts as a humectant that retains ample moisture keeping our tissues soft, acting as a cushion for our joints, lubricating them for efficient movement. It naturally exists in the highest quantities in our eyes, skin, and joints. Almost 50% of the total Hyaluronic Acid in our body is found in our skin, and hence, the substance is of extreme importance when it comes to skincare. It is capable of preserving water in the skin more than 1000 times its weight, helping bind water to collagen, locking it in our skin. Collagen production is significant since the process gifts our skin with a nice, plump, and youthful look. However, for beauty products, Hyaluronic Acid is either made by scientists in the lab from bacteria or is extracted from rooster combs. Now, let’s dive deeper into the benefits of the amazing substance.

Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid  

  1. Hydrates Skin
    Keeping the skin hydrated is inevitable regardless of your skin type. Acting as a humectant, Hyaluronic Acid promotes more supple skin, keeping it moisturized, and enhancing its elasticity. The acid can even be directly injected into the skin by some dermatologists to keep it youthful and firm.

  2. Promotes Smooth Texture of Skin
    Studies have shown that Hyaluronic Acid works well in reducing skin roughness and promotes soft and supple skin.

  3. Has Anti-Aging Properties
    Hyaluronic Acid serums, when applied directly on the surface of the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, patchy skin, and other signs of aging in general, making the skin look better overall. Given its capability to retain moisture, the skin stays well hydrated, thereby its firmness getting enhanced.

  4. Heals Your Skin
    Your skin heals when treated with Hyaluronic Acid. By regulating inflammation levels and minimizing the risk of additional breakouts, products containing HA aid in the healing of breakouts, wounds, and other skin conditions.

  5. Treats Dermatitis
    The substance is also known to aid in the relief of mild to moderate eczema symptoms. Hyaluronic Acid when used in a foam form, was found to be more pleasant to use, by participants in a research conducted in 2011, who also reported that it healed their eczema than an emulsion cream containing ceramide.

  6. Unclogs the Pores
    Clogged pores are caused by dead skin cells getting trapped in your skin. Pores are little holes in the skin that allow excess sweat and oil to escape. Clogged pores give birth to blackheads, whiteheads, acne, and other breakouts. Hyaluronic acid possesses qualities that help to avoid clogged pores, resulting in clear and smooth skin. Unclogging pores also permits oxygen to flow freely through the skin.

  7. Oil Control
    When the skin lacks moisture, the sebaceous glands produce more sebum to make up for the lack of moisture, and excessive oil production will give rise to acne and pimples. But you can easily prevent that from happening by including Hyaluronic Acid in your skincare, which acts as a humectant. It will retain the moisture content of your skin and keep excess sweat and oil away, preventing the breakouts from popping out.

  8. Reduces the Appearance of Spots
    Dark spots and pigmentation can be reduced and prevented with the use of hyaluronic acid. It serves as a protective shield to your skin, safeguarding it from damage caused by the sun and other external aggressors such as dust, pollution, and more.

  9. Helps in Skin Regeneration
    This superpower substance hydrates the skin and boosts the creation of new skin cells, giving it a healthy glow. Getting rid of dead skin cells and pollutants prevents skin disorders and keeps you looking young and plump all the time.

  10. Promotes Good Hair Health
    Hyaluronic Acid, as a humectant, hydrates your hair. It seals the cuticle frequently to keep out additional moisture and any potential damage. Collagen production is important for keeping the hair and scalp hydrated. It reduces frizziness and makes it look plump and lustrous.  

Need for Hyaluronic Acid in Pregnancy Skincare 

We know you might be wondering if the superpower ingredient is safe to use during pregnancy. Relax! You absolutely can. You can very well rely on Hyaluronic Acid products during pregnancy. A study from Harvard says: “Topical HA has many positive attributes: it is generally well tolerated; it does not frequently cause allergic reactions or irritate sensitive skin; and it is safe to use on the skin during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.” 

If you're on an acne regimen, make sure to include it to restore moisture to your skin, which has most likely been depleted by the harsh acne chemicals. After cleansing and before applying your moisturizer, HA is best applied as a serum.

References: 

National Library of Medicine - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8884185/

Harvard Health - https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the-hype-on-hyaluronic-acid-2020012318653

 


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