What are the effects of Hyaluronic acid on your skin?

hyaluronic acid molecule

 What is hyaluronic acid?


Hyaluronic acid is also known as hyaluronan is a glycosaminoglycan, a sugar molecule, is a naturally occurring molecule found abundantly in our body’s epithelial, connective, and neural tissue. A 70 kg person can have 15 grams of hyaluronic acid in the body.  


Collagen is the structural unit of the skin. Hyaluronic acid helps to retain water in the skin by binding it with collagen so that our skin can appear hydrated and full of life. It acts like a sponge, which attracts moisture from the surroundings and keeps itself hydrated all the time. 


Hyaluronic acid tightens the skin and reduces the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid eye creams can prevent the fine lines and wrinkles to form around the eyes. It helps to speed up the skin cells regeneration process and gives your skin a smooth, shiny, and fresh look.

 Hyaluronic Acid - Skin Barrier

Hyaluronic acid, when combined with vitamin c serum, can remove the dark spots from the skin.   


Why we need Hyaluronic acid?

As we grow old, hyaluronic acid and collagen in our body start to deplete, so our skin gets dehydrated very easily. Also, some skin conditions and skincare products can cause tiny breaks in our skin barrier, which can cause the water to escape from the skin and leave it dehydrated. 


Now a day, hyaluronic acid is a part of hydrating skincare ingredients and acts as a humectant. A humectant can attract and retain water in the skin and help to hydrate the skin. Hyaluronic acid is widely used as an ingredient in moisturizers, eye creams, eye drops, and serums. 


Hyaluronic acid is safe for all skin types, it can’t irritate your skin and can be applied in all skin conditions like acne, dermatitis, and sunburn. Due to the lower concentration of hyaluronic acid in old and middle age persons, they can get maximum benefit by using it. 

As it occurs naturally in our body, there are no side effects of using it. Consult your doctor in case you suffer from any side effects.


An injectable form of Hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is also available in the form of injectable in derma filler. Hyaluronic acid fillers are FDA approved and can be injected in the skin to attracts water, regenerate volume, and regenerate lost structure. These fillers are used in areas such as nasolabial folds, lips, marionette lines, and cheeks.

There are different types of hyaluronic acid fillers, your dermatologist knows which is best for you. Always consult your dermatologist before using these fillers.


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