Many products in the market promise optimum skincare minus any side effects. But most of the products are fake and the ‘100% natural’ tag a hoax. Your skin may or may not accept the foreign chemicals used to better our skin problems. The truth is, natural products or ingredients are always the best alternatives compared to the most expensive products as well.
Your skin produces certain chemicals which are essential for a healthy skin. Chemical production stops after a while when you reach a certain age. This is when your skin needs appropriate nourishment to avoid any skin issues such as aging, dullness and skin pigmentation.
To avoid these signs, you must use products or ingredients that have the same composition of chemicals as that produced by our skin naturally. For this, you must carefully look at the ingredients and see whether it will suit your skin type or not.
One of the chemicals produced naturally is Hyaluronic Acid. This acid is used to prevent aging, naturally. After you reach adulthood, your skin is slowly deprived of this chemical, making aging prominent.
What Exactly Is Hyaluronic Acid?
It is a naturally occurring substance in your body. Your skin produces this chemical and stores them within the layered tissues. It is identical to a sugary substance, that helps maintain moisture and prevent aging and other skin related problem. (Refer to the benefits section)
Why Do I Need it if it’s Already Produced by My Body?
Hyaluronic Acid or HA levels drop down after you reach your 20s. Your body completely stops its production during your 30s. To keep a balanced proportion of HA in your skin, you need to start providing your body with it in early stages (the 20s).
No worries if you’ve reached an age where there’s no turning back on aging, your skin can still revert back to the benefits provided by HA.
How Does It Work? Or Does It?
It’s a big YES! Hyaluronic Acid does wonders for your skin if provided to your skin regularly. No wonder it is naturally produced in your skin as an essential anti-aging substance and for dryness, moisture, glow etc.
Using Hyaluronic Acid topically can provide your skin with the total nourishment it needs. During application, the molecules of HA get settles on the epidermal layer of your skin, retaining moisture, thus preventing dryness. It also forms a shield against the UV rays that accelerate the process of aging. This way you prevent signs of aging along with sign pigmentation due to UV rays.
Let’s Move On To Benefits!
- Significant Reduction Of Fine lines and Wrinkles.
- Saggy Skin.
- Soft and smooth skin.
- Youthful skin.
These benefits together contribute to a younger and healthy looking skin. Hyaluronic Acid is an essential part of the skins chemicals that help prevent the above skin problems. Refer “how it works” to know in-depth details of the working of HA towards these issues.
How To Use and How Much To Use?
Always opt for things that are healthy for your skin, your body and you! There are two ways of using HA in your skincare routine – injections and topical solution.
Injectables are a great way to fight signs of aging along with other skin issues. It provides with fast results in a very short time. But if you want to avoid bruises, opt for the topical; way. There are many creams and serums that you can use without the fear of injections.
Use the cream/serum twice before sleeping and after getting up.
NOTE: never miss your night time routine!
What Are The Side Effects?
Hyaluronic Acid has no reactions on your skin or body, whichever method you choose.
– Breastfeeding/ pregnant women should avoid injectables to cause no harm to the infant.
– Check for reactions or allergies before using HA induced products. (Though such a case is very rare)
– STOP if any skin allergies or reactions persist after the usage of HA.
Our skin is a delicate organ of our body. But its mechanisms are very complex and hard to produce synthetically. Ever skin type needs proper and continuous nourishment after it stops its natural production. Always look after yourself at any age. Never lose your confidence only because your skin doesn’t sync with your mind. Regular skin care routine is the trick!