WHAT THE HELL IS HYALURONIC ACID?! (BLOGTOBER – DAY THIRTY-ONE)

Did you know that hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by your body?!

The beauty supplement that the world has gone crazy for is actually already present right inside of you.

So why do we need to fork out for sometimes pricey products if we already possess such magic?

Let me break it down for you…

The ageing process along with things such as sun exposure, smoking and pollution can decrease the hyaluronic acid you contain in your body and that pretty much sucks doesn’t it. Without it, we don’t draw in and retain as much moisture so our skins hydration levels just aren’t up to scratch.

Obviously the hyaluronic acid available to purchase is a synthetic version so not exactly what we naturally create but it sure is the next best thing.

Isn’t science amazing?

Can anyone use hyaluronic acid?

Yes! I know the word ‘acid’ sounds scary but, within this context it shouldn’t be. It’s not an acid in the sense that it will exfoliate and strip the skin. It’s just going to give you the extra hydration you need give your skin a real moisture boost (It can actually hold up to 1000 times it’s weight in water!) which in turn is going to make it look plumper, softer, brighter and clearer. Not to mention reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. What’s not to love?!

When should I use hyaluronic acid?

There are no rules here. You do you. Throw it in there as part of both your morning and night skin care routines and you are sure to see the benefits, although just as a precaution maybe start off with once a day and then increase to twice when you feel more comfortable. Just to be on the safe side!

Is that all?

No not quite! Obviously the above is reason enough to run straight out and invest in some new skin care. However, did you know that our own hyaluronic acid can help promote and speed up wound healing? Because I didn’t! As it’s concentrations increase when an area of damage is in need of repair the hyaluronic acid regulates inflammation levels and lets the body know it needs to build more blood vessels in the area most in need. It also has antibacterial properties so helps to reduce the risk of infection.

There are no clear reports to determine whether the synthetic version within serums etc have the same amazing properties as the OG version we already possess but it’s worth a go right? (I’m sure I don’t need to tell you not to slap it onto a open wound guys, that would be silly. Just stick to your regular skin care routine and time will tell what kind of difference it really makes).

So to sum things up…Hyaluronic acid boosts hydration levels leaving the skin looking and feeling plump and fresh whilst also reduces the appearance of those pesky lines and wrinkles. Sounds good to me!

I hope you’ve found this somewhat helpful. I’m not an expert I just like to keep myself informed and am always open to learning new things!

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