All About Hyaluronic Acid
The word hyaluronic acid comes from the Greek word Hyalos which means ‘glass like’. Hyaluronic Acid or HA is a complex sugar that’s naturally found in the body, our eyes, joints, and skin collagen bundles.
We’ve recommended moisturizes with Hyaluronic Acid before to counter issues like Crepey Skin, and it’s an ingredient that is widely manufactured in laboratories as cream or serum. This is because Skin aging is often associated with the loss of skin moisture. The key molecule that is involved in the process of skin moisture is HA or Hyaluronic Acid.
In this article, Dr. Jaspreet will cover the effectiveness of this ingredient and why is it so popular!
What The Products Containing Hyaluronic Acid Claim
In the world of dermatology, the term ‘Topical’ is used for all the things that are applied on the skin, this includes moisturizers and topical retinoid.
HA has for long intrigued scientists ever since it was discovered. Later it was realized that this molecule produced by the body can be supplemented with materials made in factory which is why today HA is a workhorse of cosmetics that revolve around moisture and reducing the prominence of wrinkles. The global marked for finished HA products was around 20 billion USD in 2019!
Many products in the market that contain Hyaluronic Acid claim to increase the hydration levels within your skin to overall cause a plumper and more youthful look.
Is This Claim Really True?
To an extent, yes! Larger HA molecules in skincare will have the ability to absorb water, however, they can never penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin and mostly sit on the surface. So, although they can give you a short-term plump and youthful look but it’s always better to try to ramp up the production of HA within the skin.
HA has made a reputation of being from the club of a handful of ingredients that perform as promised!
What Are the Problems That One Can Experience Due to Externally Applied HA?
People who use too many serums or products with HA can get irritation on the skin and this can lead to skin dryness as well. It’s always suggested to find the right balance with professional help when it comes to Applying HA externally to the skin.
How To Increase Hyaluronic Acid Production with The Skin?
Production of HA in the skin comes from fibroblast which is one of the main cells with our dermis. When it is active and functioning well, it produces more HA.
Vitamin A in the form of Retinol or Retinoid Acid helps the fibroblast cells to work and remain active which overall improves your dermal hydration. Also, you can get HA via food like sweet potatoes and bone broth!
Apart from this, increase your water intake and snack on water-rich veggies like cucumber. With this approach, your naturally occurring HA will keep increasing while the reliance on topical solutions will continue to decline!
In case you need help in dealing with any skin issue then you can book an appointment with Dr. Jaspreet by calling us at +91-8826141232