Before I even knew a thing about skincare, I knew that hyaluronic acid was good for it. It seems like nearly every anti-aging skincare commercial was mentioning it. There is one in particular with Eva Longoria that always sticks in my mind (hy-a-lu-ronic acid) it’s apparently the secret to wrinkle free skin.
So, when I started to take care of my skin, I started using hyaluronic acid serums, and they worked! But I couldn’t tell you why – that is until now.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is actually something that occurs naturally in our body. Y’all, I had no clue!In our bodies, hyaluronic acid lubricates our joints and eyes, and is stored in our skin. In the skin it binds to water and attracts and retains moisture.
As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid we make naturally lessens, just like all of the other good things like collagen. For your skin, that can mean drier skin, fine lines and less elasticity.
How Can I Use Hyaluronic Acid?
Until recently I thought hyaluronic acid was just a topical serum used to reduce wrinkles. However, it can also be taken as a supplement for joint health. In our office (I work in a pain clinic) the physicians have started giving patients hyaluronic acid joint injections for pain relief, which I find very interesting. Some patients that need knee surgery, like my mom, for example, are able to find enough pain relief they can put off their surgery.
Hyaluronic Acid Anti-Aging
While there seems to be several uses for hyaluronic acid, I’m most familiar with using it on your skin. The Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum I’ve been using from Skin Resource.md is great for adding a moisture boost, and lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How Does Hyaluronic Acid Work?
According to the dermatologists in this article, in your skin, hyaluronic acid binds to water and retains moisture. Meaning moisturized skin, improved elasticity, and plumper skin! I’ve seen the results first hand, but I love understanding the science behind it too!
So, is hyaluronic acid something you’re using in your skincare routine?