Skin tissue contains a natural component called glycosaminoglycan, better known as hyaluronic acid. This moisture-retaining substance prolongs the youthfulness of the derm and gives it a well-hydrated appearance, especially when you’re using dermal fillers and need to take care of injected zones. But with time, the reserves of hyaluronic acid in the body are depleted. Topical use of hyaluronic acid products can restore some of the beneficial properties of glycosaminoglycan.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide that is part of the connective tissue of the skin. How it works: it regulates the water balance of the derm, takes care of its elasticity, is responsible for the processes of restoring the inner layers of the skin. It is a natural element found in the structure of dermal tissues, which is responsible for the level of water balance and regenerative processes in the dermis of the skin.
Every day, half of the hyaluronic acid molecules are destroyed and synthesized again. With time, starting at the age of 25, as well as under the influence of unfavorable environmental factors and ultraviolet radiation, it becomes more difficult for the body to restore destroyed molecules. This leads to the fact that the skin dries, dulls, loses strength and elasticity, and wrinkles form on it.
Professional cosmetics, which use hyaluronic acid, help to restore the lack of moisture to the skin, smooth wrinkles, restore elasticity.
Using hyaluronic acid for derm rejuvenation
As you age, the skin gradually loses its former firmness and elasticity. Natural plumpness is replaced by fine to medium wrinkles.
And although hyaluronic acid does not completely eliminate wrinkles, it can visually reduce them for a while. By attracting moisture from the environment, HA serum moisturizes and plumps the derm. Hydrated skin is smoothed out and therefore wrinkles are less visible.
Benefits of hyaluronic acid for skin protection
According to research, HA can work as an antioxidant. Antioxidants are valued by skincare experts because they can fight the damaging effects of free radicals.
Since applying hyaluronic acid to the skin helps protect it from damage, it is possible that HA can slow down the aging process of the derm. Damaged skin looks older, and protected derma can stay “young” for longer.
Effectiveness of hyaluronic acid for facial skin: what are its benefits?
The human body is able to independently produce hyaluronic acid. It has many useful functions:
- Serves as a filler for the intercellular space, i.e., a link between collagen cells, therefore effectively fills wrinkles, making the skin smoother and smoother.
- Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, making the skin more elastic and firm.
- Forms the facial frame, giving it clarity and tone.
- Effectively moisturizes the skin of the face and acts as a spongy hydro-fixer.
- Actively restores damaged tissues, heals cuts, scars, scars.
- Conducts vitamins and minerals in the absence of active microcirculation in some areas of the epidermis.
- Protects against UV rays and free radicals increase the barrier properties of the skin.
In the latter case, it is imperative to use moisturizers with hyaluronic acid in the summer.
How to properly use hyaluronic acid facial cosmetics at home?
Remember that in professional cosmetics, the drug content can be up to 5%. Therefore, a consultation with a dermatologist is necessary here. If you are using home care products, the acid concentration in them should not exceed 1%. There are a few rules for making your daily care more effective:
- Observe the temperature regime. Some cosmetics need to be stored in the refrigerator, while others are not at all afraid of the heat.
- Prepare your skin thoroughly. Cosmetologists do not recommend skipping this stage of care. Cleansed and soothed after washing, the derm absorbs the hyaluronic acid better and quickly restores the optimal pH level.
- Finish off with the last layer. Hyaluronic acid is not intended to nourish the skin. Therefore, a nourishing cream or butter will be a great finishing touch.
In modern cosmetology, it is impossible to do without hyaluronic acid serums. Its connection with photoaging, cell regeneration, and age-related changes is of particular value. Remember the main properties of your cosmetics with this beneficial substance – moisturizing, tightening, and rejuvenating the skin.