Hyaluronic acid is a superstar in the anti-aging department. It helps hydrate and stretch your skin which is beneficial in slowing down the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains skin cell regeneration properties where it aids in mildly exfoliating loose dead skin cells when detected, thus, making your skin clearer and more vibrant.
Hyaluronic acid in its gel form delivers a dewy finish. It gives deep hydration to dehydrated skin. It is lighter than creams which makes it easier for the skin to absorb. Gels penetrate into the deeper layer of the skin. Hydration is performed from within the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is important in maintaining skin hydration during night and day. It is best to layer a moisturizer or serum above the Hyaluronic Acid Gel in order to seal hydration and lock in moisture for the actives to be fully absorbed by the skin especially if the environment is dry.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in our body and is found in our
joints (acts as cushion and lubricant in our join tissues),
eyes (makes up about 95% of the fluid inside the eye, supporting the cornea and retina.
skin tissue in both the epidermis and the dermis. Hyaluronic acid naturally produced by the body helps retain moisture in the skin to keep it hydrated, strong, firm and plum. Babies has enough supply of hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin that is why their skin is round, firm and plum. As the baby gets older, firmness and plumness becomes lesser. Studies suggest that at the age of 20, our organs start to decline their production abilities and so as with the production of hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin. In the 20s, a person’s appearance changes from teens to adulthood. You can tell that a person is in his 20s or 30s or 40s by the looks. The skin tells it all.
As we age, Hyaluronic acid supply becomes lesser. When body supply is less, we have to take supplements to fill in the gap to make our system function properly and live a healthy life balance.
Hyaluronic acid is good at binding or sticking or holding with water in our body. Study shows it can hold up to about 1000 times its weight! Reports show that one gram of Hyaluronic Acid is capable of holding as much as six liters of water. That is why Hyaluronic acid has a significant role in maintaining moisture in the skin, eyes, and joints. When hyaluronic acid becomes lesser, the lesser amount of water is retained in our skin, lesser than what is needed. Our skin is dehydrated most especially for ages 50s and above.
Dehydration is dominant in seniors that can happen quickly because water volume in the body naturally decreases with age, which can increase the risk of dehydration. Nearly 40% of seniors are chronically under-hydrated and because of this are at greater risk of urinary tract infections, falls, kidney stones, etc.
To aid our skin from dehydration, we have to drink the required amount of water intake, plus supplementing our skin with hyaluronic