6 Surprising Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a wonder substance that is naturally produced by the body. If your body were a cactus; hyaluronic acid is what would retain the water to keep your tissues lubricated and moist. It can largely be found in the skin, connective tissue, and eyes, and comes with a myriad of benefits for your skin and overall health. As we age, our ability to produce hyaluronic acid decreases which causes wrinkles and dry skin. By using hyaluronic skincare products and supplements you can help your skin retain elasticity and moisture.

Let’s go into the benefits of using hyaluronic acid supplements or skincare products.

1.  Hydration

Healthy skin is hydrated skin. This is why it’s important to drink at least eight cups of water to keep your body hydrated and functioning. Similarly, your skin needs its ‘water’ too. Hyaluronic acid can draw moisture into the skin and retain it, which makes your complexion look and feel hydrated. It deeply hydrates the surface layers of the skin which can plump up your skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, making hyaluronic acid a good anti-ageing product. However, this doesn’t mean that you should only use it when wrinkles and fine lines appear. The sooner you start to lock in your skin’s moisture, the more prolonged the effects will be so you can keep your skin supple and elastic for longer.

2. Creates a Resilient Skin Barrier

Our skin is our layer of protection against the elements; therefore, it goes through a lot and can suffer some damage over time if you don’t take care of it. When moisture is limited, the skin becomes weak and unable to retain moisture like it used to, and it will no longer be able to keep unwanted irritations out, which could lead to skin problems such as redness, irritation and sensitivity. Hyaluronic acid creates a moisture barrier on the skin’s surface, giving you soft and resilient skin.

3. Accelerates Wound Healing

One of the other benefits of Hyaluronic acid is assisting in the natural healing of wounds. When there is damage to the skin, the levels of hyaluronic acid will increase to aid in the repair process. With decreased levels of hyaluronic acid, the skin will take longer to heal due to limited moisture. It also helps to heal wounds faster by regulating inflammation levels and instructing the body to build more blood vessels in the wounded area. It has been found that when you apply hyaluronic acid to skin wounds, the pain subsides and the wounds are reduced in size. It also has antibacterial properties which can help reduce the risk of infection when applied to open wounds.

4. Relieves Dry Eyes and Discomfort

Dry eyes are a result of reduced tear production or tears evaporating too quickly. Since hyaluronic acid mainly retains moisture, it can be used to treat dry eyes which is why it can often be found in eye drops and contact lenses. Hyaluronic acid also aids in the healing process for eye surgery as it reduces inflammation and speeds up wound healing.

5. Relieve Joint Pain 

Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the joints where it keeps the area between the bones lubricated. For those suffering from bone density or osteoporotic ailments, using supplements containing hyaluronic acid can aid in lubricating the joints to lessen pain and inflammation.

6. It’s an Antioxidant

Hyaluronic acid acts as an antioxidant which helps to combat the free-radical damage that can lead to visible signs of ageing.

It has many benefits for your skin and overall well-being. Our range of skincare products provide gentle and effective hydration, and minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

At Nimue Skin, we aim to educate people about their skin and what products they should use and provide a wide range of professional skin treatments. Find out more about us or get in contact today!

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