Answered: How Hyaluronic acid benefits skin

September 23, 2019

Answered: How Hyaluronic acid benefits skin

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in your skin. It helps improve overall skin health by attracting and trapping all the much-needed moisture in your skin, plus more. 

How much more? 

Apart from the skin where HA is mostly present, hyaluronic acid is also found in other parts of your body. It acts as a lubricant to the connective tissues in your joints and helps keep bones healthy and strong. Hyaluronic acid also helps in speeding up the recovery time of wounds and joint pains. Talk about multi-functional!


Hyaluronic Acid in Skin

As we said earlier, hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in our body. It helps keep skin plump and moisturized by attracting and trapping in water. The beauty and skincare industry loves its hypoallergenic nature because of the advantages it can give to any and all skin types.

Hyaluronic Acid Benefits to Skin

Though you may think that hyaluronic acid is another fad thrown around by the beauty community, in truth, it has been around for quite some time now. Many scientific studies have found evidence of how hyaluronic acid functions in order to keep a balanced amount of moisture in our skin to maintain its elasticity. 

Here are a few notable things about what hyaluronic does for the skin.

What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do to Dry, Dehydrated Skin?

A study found that hyaluronic acid can help moisturize dry skin when taken as a supplement. When applied to the skin, it cannot penetrate through because it will be too large to fit in. Instead, hyaluronic acid will sit on the outer layer to attract the surrounding moisture and keep it from evaporating until it gets absorbed deeply through the skin. 

FACT:One gram of hyaluronic acid is enough to hold up to six liters of water. Like a sponge, HA will hold the moisture in and keep your skin looking plump and hydrated.

 

Hyaluronic Acid's Anti-Aging Benefits

Did you know that 80% of facial skin aging is caused by exposure to UV radiation (aka too much time under the sun)? When you’re out and about, you get more time getting assaulted by the sun’s harmful radiation. To make things worse, being outside also exposes our skin to dirt and air pollution which could contribute to early skin aging.

HA is often marketed as an anti-aging solution, and for good reason. Its ability to hold a great amount of water in the skin helps to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Aside from injecting your skin with moisture, hyaluronic acid also has some antioxidant properties that breaks down harmful free-radicals that causes premature skin aging. 

When paired with Vitamin C, they help lighten the look of dark spots and blemishes.

Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid and UVA/UVB Sun Protection

The HA our bodies produce slowly declines as we age. It also doesn't help that as much fun it is to be out in the sun, we are often assaulted by UVA and UVB rays as soon as we step out the door. Not to mention all the harmful free radicals we get from dirt and pollution are chipping in to make skin look dull and damaged. 

Using hyaluronic acid in skincare products such as moisturizers, toners, and serums is found to increase skin's moisture and gives overall improvement in firmness and texture. It creates a natural barrier against these harmful UV radiation to help prevent dark spots and wrinkles from seeing the light of day.

Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid in Boosting Collagen Production

Collagen is a protein that's also naturally present in our body. It’s also responsible for keeping our skin in good shape and texture. But like HA, collagen levels also diminish with age and continuous exposure to environmental factors. 

According to a study, hyaluronic acid helps to encourage collagen production in the body. Its antioxidant properties also help defend the skin from harmful free radicals that can destroy our skin's naturally occurring collagen. 

Using products rich in HA helps skin fight damage and premature aging.


How to Add Hyaluronic Acid to Your Skin Care Routine

As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid our skin can produce slowly diminishes, but there are many ways to keep our HAs from depleting completely.

Incorporating HA-stimulating foods in our diet is key to a youthful glowing skin. Aside from that, there are also some things you can add to your skincare routine to make sure you have the right amount of this wonderful substance on your skin as well.

Toner and Setting Spray

Hyaluronic acid is a powerful moisturizer and great anti-aging substance. Our weightless Setting Spray is perfect to be used over and under the makeup. It’s so gentle to your skin that you can even use it as a toner on days when you want to skip the foundation and just let your skin take a breather.


Serum

For Anti-aging, we recommend adding our multi functional Peptide Complex Serum to your night time routine. It contains a combination of hyaluronic acid, peptides, and organic aloe vera for extra moisture and collagen boost. Enhance its anti-aging, moisturizing, and collagen-boosting benefits by spritzing our Vitamin C Toner before the serum.


Moisturizer

The best way to keep your skin hydrated is by always making sure to wear a moisturizer over your sunscreen when you’re out and about for the day. Use a pea-sized amount of Viva Glow Ocean Mineral Moisturizer to make sure your skin is hydrated throughout the day. This moisturizer is made with organic ingredients like green tea and aloe vera so you can say goodbye to acne-causing bacteria and skin irritation.

Mask

Use our Radiance Blueberry Face Mask once or twice a week for 10 to 15 minutes to instantly transform your skin from dull to beautifully youthful and glowing. It has antioxidants and vitamin C that deeply nourishes skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.



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