Hyaluronic acid has become something of a buzzword in the skincare community in recent years, but you might be wondering, what is it, and is it even good for my skin? Don’t be fooled by the “acid” in its name that might mislead you into believing that it’s an abrasive product that will strip your skin.
On the contrary, hyaluronic acid is one of the most hydrating products you can use, making it excellent for your skin. The best part? It’s safe to use on all skin types, won’t irritate sensitive skin, and rarely causes allergic reactions. To learn more about this mysterious holy grail ingredient and why you should be using it, read on.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that naturally occurs in the body’s connective tissues and provides volume in the dermis layer of your skin. It is extremely efficient at retaining water. More specifically, hyaluronic acid can bind to 1000 times its weight in water, making it an important aspect of skin rejuvenation.
It acts as a lubricant to restore hydration, heal wounds, fight against aging, and reduce facial sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines. Hyaluronic acid is available in creams, lotions, serums, supplements, and injectables.
Hyaluronic acid holds onto water molecules, so your skin doesn’t lose water from everyday triggers like free radical damage, sun exposure, and air pollutants. It prevents water evaporation within the skin, resulting in hydrated and plump skin that appears youthful and healthy.
This reduces your risk of developing dry skin conditions like eczema. Where does hyaluronic acid get this moisture from? It draws it from the outside air or from within your skin, leaving you with a fresh-faced and smooth complexion. Try something like our Probiotic Moisture Rich Replenishing Cream to add hydration.
You can accelerate the healing of wounds with the direct application of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid reduces inflammation and sends messages to the body that more blood vessels are needed in response to damage.
Hyaluronic acid can be found in wound dressings and topical creams to treat skin burns and other wounds because it’s antibacterial and reduces the size of wounds, as well as alleviating pain. Long story short, hyaluronic acid in products like our Calming Restorative Treatment, shortens your recovery and takes away some of your most unsavory symptoms along the way!
Smooths Skin & Anti-Aging Properties
Hyaluronic acid is commonly injected into the skin as a dermal filler for smoother, plumper, youthful-looking skin. Hyaluronic acid effectively smooths out fine lines and wrinkles but also increases volume and elasticity by stimulating collagen production.
Both hyaluronic acid and collagen levels naturally decrease as we age, so when people receive dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid, they can restore their skin to a fuller, more youthful appearance when injected into the lips, cheeks, and around the mouth and eyes. Topical hyaluronic acid in products such as our Probiotic Firming + Replenishing Lotion will have the same great benefits.
Hyaluronic Acid Promotes Healthy Skin
Besides moisturizing, smoothing the skin, and accelerating wound recovery, hyaluronic acid is also great for improving hyperpigmentation and skin texture.
Hyaluronic acid is excellent at regenerating and repairing the skin. Applying hyaluronic acid after getting a chemical peel, sunburn, laser, or other treatments that can cause damage to the skin can promote skin healing. Post treatment, go with one like our Gentle Probiotic Calming Lotion. To target pigment and smooth texture, try something like our Probiotic Brightening Renewal Lotion.
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