Man or Woman- You Need Hyaluronic Acid Now! Now hold up. Acid? Isn’t that the stuff that burns? Why would we go near such a thing?
Contrary to its name, Hyaluronic acid or Hyaluronan is a naturally occurring lubricating substance found in the face and body. It is in the highest concentration in the eyes and joints. Though present in our bodies, over time it declines due to age and exposure to the elements leaving us with aging skin. Here are five reasons you need to incorporate Hyaluronic Acid into your skincare regime right away!
Hydrates and How!
We know the cardinal rule of skincare is moisturize, but Hyaluronic Acid is more of a hydrator than a moisturizer. Shame to those who believe hydrating and moisturizing are the same! Hydrating is more like absorbing water, while moisturizing is locking in that water. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water resulting in thirsty plump, soft and radiant skin.
Hydrated skin is the secret to younger-looking and feeling skin. When skin is hydrated, wrinkles automatically take a backseat, allowing you to fake a few more years of youth. Dehydrated skin, different to dry skin, is lined with wrinkles, making it look haggard and dull. Often its rough, tight and sensitive. Hyaluronic acid replenishes that lost moisture diminishing the appearance of fine lines.
Does Not Discriminate
It works on all skin types, regardless of oily, normal, dry or t-zone. Yes, every single one of us who fall all over the skin spectrum, even the outliers with skin that changes states during the day! Those with acne-prone skin also get the nod from their doctors to use Hyaluronic acid, as it prevents over-production of oil that clogs pores.
Have your radical thoughts- it’s what brings change into this world. But by no means, should you encourage ‘free radicals’ to ruin your skin! Those pesky little buggers damage skin at a cellar level, with no turning back. Fortunately, products like Hyaluronic acid, with their super antioxidative power can act as shields against pollution and other toxins.
A major concern for many is hyperpigmentation caused by excessive sun exposure. Hyaluronic acid paired with brighteners like vitamin C reduces blemishes and pigmentation. Facilitating water to move from the dermis along the skin surface, it plays a vital role in skin elasticity and regeneration.
For years, skin doctors repeated the mantra: cleanse, tone and moisturize. Now it is time to add hydrate to that list! Hyaluronic acid is must-add to all skincare regimes, no matter what your age or skin status. The antioxidant is a great preventive measure and when paired with Vitamin C serums works magic on hyper pigmented skin as well.