Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid for Skin: Anti-aging, wrinkles-free effect & more!

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Updated On - September 19, 2020 Chaitra K
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What Is Hyaluronic Acid? 

Hyaluronic acid is a substance which is naturally present in your skin cells. Hyaluronic acid attracts and locks water molecules present on the outer layer of your skin making it soft and supple. But, as you age,  the amount of hyaluronic acid produced by your body decreases due to which you start getting dry, dull skin, wrinkles and other signs of skin ageing.

Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid for Skin

Here’s why you need to include skin care products that contains Hyaluronic Acid in your skin care routine:

✔ Hyaluronic acid locks moisture in your skin and keeps it hydrated. Not to forget, younger-looking skin is a result of constant hydration and right skin care.

✔ This miracle substance reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, making your skin look radiant and younger.

✔ Hyaluronic acid maintains the elasticity of your skin, prevents skin damage caused by pollution and environmental toxins.

✔ It helps fight skin ageing problems such as wrinkles, sagging and loosening of skin etc.

✔ Hyaluronic acid also helps in fighting the problem of dry eyes and fine lines under the eyes.

Forms of  Hyaluronic Acid

There are many foods and skin care products available which contain hyaluronic acid as its main ingredient, some of them are:

  • Dietary Supplements

There are some foods which we can include in our diet to increase the production of hyaluronic acid.
Some foods with hyaluronic acid are:
✔ Soy-based foods, ✔ Starchy root vegetables such as sweet potatoes, ✔ Citrus fruits and leafy veggies. 

  • Face Creams  

Most of us might not always look at our diets carefully, so adding hyaluronic acid-based cream in your skin care routine is a good option to keep skin hydrated.

Many creams or gels with hyaluronic acid as its main ingredient are available in the market. Use them under a doctor’s guidance so as to know the efficacy and tolerability of the product.

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  • Serums

Serums contain hyaluronic acid in a more concentrated form. Regular use of serums containing hyaluronic acid will give you youthful and radiant skin if used the right way! Here’s how to use face serum the right way – according to Dermatologists 

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  • Eye Drops 

Eye Drops /Serums that contain hyaluronic acid provide moisture to the surface of the eye and form a long-lasting protective film on the surface of the eye. This way, it reduces dry eyes. This is only to be used under the guidance of a medical doctor.

  • Sheet Masks

Many face sheet masks contain a good amount of hyaluronic acid, giving a quick recovery to your dull-looking skin by instantly hydrating your skin and making it soft and supple.

  • Moisturizers 

Using a moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid every day can help in eliminating many of your skin ageing problems. These moisturizers help in retaining the moisture inside the skin layers, and this, in turn, makes your skin look younger with fewer wrinkles and lines.  

  • Cleansers

Face cleansers with hyaluronic acid help to retain moisture and not dry out your skin. This will be beneficial for those who have dry skin or sensitive skin as hyaluronic acid will help strengthen the skin barrier. 

  • Lip Balms

When used on lips, hyaluronic acid gives it a plump effect due to its moisture-lock formula.

Side Effects of Hyaluronic Acid

Although hyaluronic is one of the safest substances to use on our skin. Some side effects are as follows –

✔ Although by itself it should not cause any issues, sometimes the preservatives mixed in the product can cause skin sensitivity. If you do notice redness or itching, it is best to wash off the product and consult your Dermatologist.

✔ If you wish to take an oral supplement with Hyaluronic acid, it is best to first discuss the benefits and risks with your Dermatologist. Do not self prescribe any such supplements.

✔ With injectables containing hyaluronic acid, some side effects include redness or swelling. Consult your dermatologist immediately if this occurs.

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About Author

Chaitra K
I’m a Skin Care Enthusiast from Bangalore, a writer here @CureSkin teamed up with Expert Dermatologists to spread awareness on the right kind of skin and hair care for men and women. Inspiring people to explore the skin and hair care that suits their need and help them look and feel beautiful is my full-time job. Skin & hair problems affect every person's self-esteem and confidence. Hence I love helping people by giving them the best information about skin and hair health with my writing, driven by the BEST Dermatologists.