What Is ‘Hyaluronic Acid’ and Why Is It Important for Our Skin?
Hyaluronic acid is an ingredient often found in skincare products, promoted for its moisturising and youth care benefits. But what exactly is hyaluronic acid? Can it really moisturise the skin and make it appear younger looking ? Find out in this article.
What is ‘hyaluronic acid’ and why is it important for our skin?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a jelly-like substance that can be found all over our body, present in over 80% of our skin structure. Hyaluronic acid helps retain moisture in the skin, resulting in a more supple and healthy complexion. Additionally, it takes part in stimulating collagen synthesis, increasing collagen in the layers of our skin. It also helps hold collagen and elastin together as well as retain skin elasticity which contributes to smoother skin and youthfulness. Thus, protecting the skin from sagging or wrinkles.
Hyaluronic Acid to Combat Premature Wrinkles
Aging skin is one of the problems that can occur prematurely for everyone - even at a younger age. It is true that our body deteriorates much more as we age. However, older in this context relates to our Body Age, not our actual age as some would assume. The Body Age results from our lifestyle which could result in earlier appearance of wrinkles. On average, those at 30 years of age have a higher chance of obtaining more visible wrinkles.
Normally, the body actively produces hyaluronic acid that lasts approximately 24 days. This would be the case for a normal, healthy body with little exposure to other factors which might be difficult to avoid such as stress, food, free radicals, or sunlight. These factors could cause hyaluronic acid to expire faster than usual, leading to increased skin sagging and visibility of wrinkles as a result of declination of key substances in our skin (hyaluron, collagen, and elastin which are all usually linked in a certain way).
A lack of hyaluronic acid in our facial skin could cause more than just wrinkles…
When our skin cells begin to lack hyaluronic acid - a key substance responsible for storing moisture, with other external factors such as sunlight, bacteria, pollution or accumulated residue, this can result in problems beyond wrinkles such as:
Dull skin Another skin problem that is too difficult to resolve for many is an uneven skin tone or skin that looks more pigmented than usual. This usually results from behaviours such as insufficient water intake and accumulated stress. Additionally, making this an easy starting point for other skin problems to occur such as hyperpigmentation.
Oily skin The oily sheen on our skin does not only derive from sebaceous glands but also from dehydrated skin. When cells begin to lose moisture, the outcome of this is dry skin. This causes sebaceous glands’ overproduction of oil to compensate for skin dehydration which could lead to clogged pores.
Sensitive skin าAs mentioned above, when our skin cells are dehydrated, a recurring problem as a result of this is dry skin. However, some may have to also battle with redness and sensitive, flaky skin as a result of skin that is too dry. This problem might become even more difficult to resolve if the skin is already suffering from acne.
Loose and sagging skin This results from reduction of skin elasticity in combination with thinning skin, often found in older groups of people. Due to their skin losing moisture more easily, this usually leads to wrinkles, sagging skin as well as a more visible neck wattle underneath the chin.
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