How many times have you seen an anti-wrinkle product in the store, or seen something that promises magical results for your skin, and bought it?
If you ever checked the ingredients to see what these magic products have, it is possible that you may have noticed one ingredient that is common in all the really effective skin care products.
We’re talking about hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic Acid? Is It An Acid??
Before you get worried about what this name means and whether it is some form of acid, hyaluronic acid is one of the safest and most popular ingredient that is used in a lot of the skin care, especially the anti-wrinkle and anti-ageing products.
This is also something that is naturally found in our bodies, but with time, its quantity diminishes, and our bodies need more of it, externally.
What Does It Do?
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Hyaluronic has a magical property that is unique and is not found in any of the other ingredients. Did you know that about one gram of hyaluronic acid can hold about 1000 ml of water? Which means that, it can bring in that much amount of moisture to your skin. And no, this is not all. Hyaluronic acid also holds in the moisture in your skin and kind of seals it in, so that the moisture does not evaporate from your skin, but seeps in through the layers to keep your skin hydrated, nourished and moisturized for longer.
It Also Protects You Against Sun Damage
Regular exposure to the sun can cause age spots, dark spots and even premature signs of ageing such as fine lines on your skin, especially around the eye area. When you regularly use products that contain hyaluronic acid, it adds a protective layer on your skin, which helps to avoid the damage that the sun can do.
Using this ingredient in your skin care routine will not only delay the appearance of fine lines and signs of ageing or dry skin, but can also help to fade away any fine lines you currently have. Do keep in mind that in case you notice any discomfort, stinging sensation or redness after applying a particular product, stop using it and get in touch with a dermatologist.
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