Tell Me About Hyaluranic Acid
I keep hearing about Hyaluranic Acid, should I be using it?
That’s a resounding ‘yes’ and, though its benefits will be most noticeable on dry, dehydrated and mature skin, it’s suitable for all skin types including sensitive, oily and blemished.
Hyaluranic Acid (H.A.) occurs naturally in many of the body’s tissues where one of its main functions is to lubricate. One gram of H.A. can retain up to 6 litres of water.
50% of the body’s H.A. is found in the skin but, as we get older, levels begin to deplete resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and a rougher skin texture.
By adding H.A. to your daily routine, morning and/or night, it will help regulate and retain the moisture levels within your skin cells resulting in a firmer, more hydrated complexion.
HA is a large molecule which sits on the surface of the skin and attracts water from the external environment to keep the upper layer of the dermis hydrated. The smaller molecules (Sodium Hyaluranates) can’t hold as much water but penetrate deeper to plump out fine lines and wrinkles. Ideally you need a mix of the two in your product for optimal performance.
Remember H.A. needs available moisture, so keep your heating down and drink lots of water for maximum benefits.
Here are three of the best products, with Hyaluronic Acid from Dr.Boo.