Our first ingredient of the month for the new year is one you might already be familiar with, Hyaluronic Acid. It has so many superpowers such as helping your skin lock in moisture, and reducing the visible signs of aging. Read on if you’d like to learn more about this famous skincare ingredient. Who knows, you might be surprised.
💦Moisture Barrier Protection
It is a naturally occurring molecule that is already present in our bodies and can hold up to 1,000 times its molecular weight in water. So, using products that contain Hyaluronic Acid will simply boost your skin’s natural abilities without irritating your skin’s delicate moisture barrier. It acts as a binding agent between water and the skin. It also absorbs very quickly which helps make it even more effective.
As we get older, the elastin in our skin gets gradually weaker and the skin no longer has the same bounce it did before. Many people use harsh ingredients such as retinols to try and stop the signs of aging in it's tracks. Instead of using harsh ingredients, simply adding products with hyaluronic acid will help with this. Even though Hyaluronic Acid cannot physically replace the lost elastin, it can make the skin appear tighter which gives a more youthful appearance overall.
💦Less Noticeable Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Because hyaluronic acid helps the skin hold onto moisture, it gives the skin a much more plump look which in turn makes the appearance of wrinkles seem less obvious as well. This also leads to an increase in skin regeneration which helps to make the skin appear younger. Because the skin around the eye area is so thin and delicate, applying products with Hyaluronic Acid in them in this area daily, will help decrease the appearance of wrinkles over time.
💦Prevents the Formation of Dark Spots
Because Hyaluronic Acid helps stimulate skin regeneration, this in turn, helps prevent the formation of those dreaded dark spots and sun spots. It helps with overall unbalanced pigmentation issues as well leaving you with a glowy, much more even complexion. In order to seriously get rid of and keep away dark spots, try pairing a vitamin C or E rich product with hyaluronic acid as well.
💦Speeds up the Healing Process
Hyaluronic Acid helps to regulate inflammation levels and increases skin regeneration in the body. It signals the body to build more blood vessels in the damaged area which helps wounds to heal faster. I don’t see a reason not to add it into your routine!
There you go! Those were some interesting and possibly surprising facts on Hyaluronic Acid you might not have known. If you’d like to try it out for yourself, many of Dr.Althea’s products contain this lovely ingredient as well, such as our Rapid Firm Sculpting Cream, our Natural Radiance Essence and our Skin Relief Essence.