Monday, December 26, 2016

What is Hyaluronic acid - Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid for Skin




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Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like substance that acts as a filler in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is hydrating, stimulates the production of collagen, and prevents the skin from free radical damage.

Hyaluronic acid is found in abundance in the skin, almost half of the hyaluronic acid present in the body is found in the skin cells.


Hyaluronic acid can hold 10,000 times its weight in water, this water holding capacity of hyaluronic acid keeps the skin hydrated, smooth and wrinkle free.

1. Hyaluronic acid attracts moisture from the surrounding air and traps the moisture in the skin keeping it hydrated.

Hyaluronic acid can adjust the absorption of moisture from the surrounding atmosphere based on the relative humidity of the surrounding air.

2. Collagen is a protein that helps to maintain the elasticity of the skin. As we grow older, the production of collagen slows down, and the skin loses elasticity. 

When skin loses elasticity signs of aging shows up in the form of lines and wrinkles. 

Hyaluronic acid prevents the formation of lines and wrinkles by boosting the production of collagen.

3. Hyaluronic acid also helps to protect the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. 

Hyaluronic acid benefits your skin by moisturizing the skin, boosting collagen production and offers protection from the harmful UV rays of the sun.


Hyaluronic acid is available in the form of creams, capsules, and can be found in many skin care products.

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3970829/
http://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-product-ingredients#3-13
http://www.clevelandclinicwellness.com/Features/Pages/HyaluronicAcid.aspx