Did You Know Hyaluronic Acid Could Do This?
Posted by Georgios Tzenichristos in Skin Care
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is a gooey carbohydrate molecule which is found around the eye, body joints and skin. It plays an important part in maintaining hydration, supplying antioxidants and repairing damaged skin.
How much Hyaluronic Acid do we have in our body?
The average woman has 13 grams of Hyaluronic Acid in her body, with 4 grams being recycled every day so a constant supply is always needed.
How can Hyaluronic Acid help the skin?
Hyaluronic Acid is found mainly on the base of the epidermis layer and helps with maintaining skin cells, hydration and reducing.
Exposure to UV rays from the sun tend to diminish Hyaluronic Acid levels which can lead to dry skin and inflammation, by ensuring skin has plenty of Hyaluronic Acid in the summer it can stay hydrated and protected from sun damage.
What can I do to increase the amount of Hyaluronic Acid in my skin?
There is no specific food that is proven to boost the body’s own production of Hyaluronic Acid, however using a supplement can help to restore essential nutrients in the skin.
I like The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Face Serum, £6 which contains a higher concentration of Hyaluronic Acid than most serums.