Ten Amazing Skincare Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

Ten Amazing Skincare Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

When you hear the word Hyaluronic Acid for the first time, you might think twice about putting it on your face. But if you’re more of the beauty-savvy type, Hyaluronic Acid will undoubtedly make your eyes twinkle.

So what is Hyaluronic Acid, and what makes it so popular to skincare enthusiasts? This ingredient has developed a cult following in people of all ages, gender, and income group all over the world. Even celebrities talk about it on the regular.

Read below and learn about the top benefits of Hyaluronic Acid:

Hydration

Hyaluronic Acid is synonymous with hydration. You can think of it as a big drink of water for your skin. It infiltrates all layers of the skin to infuse them with precious, rejuvenating moisture.

A serum that contains Hyaluronic Acid can be layered with other products, but it does not rely on other ingredients and fillers to work effectively. In fact, Hyaluronic Acid best exemplifies the “less is more” principle in skincare.

Hydration is different from moisture for the skin. In the simplest terms, hydration equals water, and moisture is equal to oil.

Humectant

Humectants are often used in skincare. A humectant is like a sponge – it draws in and holds onto moisture after it is collected. It enables hydrogen bonding and attracts water. Hyaluronic Acid is an example of humectants in skincare products.

After saturating the top layer of the skin (epidermis) with valuable moisture, the Hyaluronic Acid works as a humectant. It continues to bring moisture in from the surrounding environment to provide lasting hydration for the skin.

Lipid Barrier Enhancement

The skin’s primary function is to protect our internal organs, muscles, bones, etc. from the outside world, and our skin from the harmful toxins that assault us daily.

The epidermis takes all the initial strain of external damage from toxins from UV rays, environmental pollution, and even our lifestyle choices, such as smoking and drinking. This can result in fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, and drier skin.

As we age, the epidermis’ lipid barrier, which is a fatty acid that traps in water and prevents irritants from entering the skin, slows down. Hyaluronic Acid supplements this natural barrier to help lock in moisture for an increased hydrating effect. Eventually, this can slow down the lipid barrier’s degeneration and help protect and fortify it.

Lipid Barrier Enhancement

Increased Resilience

When hyaluronic acid enhances and protects the lipid barrier, the skin can defend itself better against environmental factors and pollutants that cause premature skin aging. Without these toxins, the skin remains brighter and younger-looking. Take note, however, that many skincare products are formulated with a lot of preservatives that kill off the good bacteria that protect the surface of your skin against toxins. This can cause a loss of moisture, irritation, and even infection.

Choose products with not too many ingredients and preservatives. People with oily or acne-prone skin tend to apply harsher chemicals to get rid of the oil. However, it’s essential to know that these types of skin don’t have a healthy lipid barrier and are susceptible to inflammation and irritation. Hyaluronic Acid adds hydration, helps preserve the lipid barrier, and is suited for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Tighter Skin Tone

Our skin sags as we get older because the elastin in the skin breaks down, causing the skin to lose its snap or bounce back. A quick way to check if your elastin is still okay is to pinch the skin on the top of your hand. If it snaps back quickly, you don’t have to worry. However, as you age, the skin naturally won’t bounce back as quickly.

While Hyaluronic Acid cannot replace your elastin, it can improve the appearance of tightness in the skin. As hyaluronic acid fills the skin with moisture, it tightens the overall complexion, which results in a more youthful appearance.

Tighter Skin Tone

Our skin sags as we get older because the elastin in the skin breaks down, causing the skin to lose its snap or bounce back. A quick way to check if your elastin is still okay is to pinch the skin on the top of your hand. If it snaps back quickly, you don’t have to worry. However, as you age, the skin naturally won’t bounce back as quickly.

While Hyaluronic Acid cannot replace your elastin, it can improve the appearance of tightness in the skin. As hyaluronic acid fills the skin with moisture, it tightens the overall complexion, which results in a more youthful appearance.

Smoother Texture

Besides making the skin look tighter, hyaluronic acid also makes the skin smoother. If you’re dealing with acne scars, massaging your face with hyaluronic acid and a derma roller will make your skin look and feel smoother.

Less Visible Fine Lines and Wrinkles

It’s never too early to protect your skin from the signs of aging. Hyaluronic Acid can benefit anyone, from twenty to eighty-year-old skin. The ingredient reduces the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles by preserving skin moisture and creating a plumping effect.

Skin that is protected and hydrated has increased skin cell production, as the skin isn’t busy staying hydrated. This results in smoother, plumper skin cells. The skin around the eye area is usually the first to get fine lines and wrinkles.

Using an eye cream like the DefEYEnce™ Multi-peptide Intensive Age-Delay Eye Serum from Sea Active Skincare twice daily will help keep the skin around your eye supple and hydrated, and prevent fine lines from forming. The DefEYEnce™ Multi-peptide Intensive Age-Delay Eye Serum has been formulated with Phyto Multi Stem Cell Hyaluronic Acid Complex to target the aging concerns around the eye area.

Stimulates Skin Cell Regeneration

Hyaluronic Acid doesn’t speed up cell regeneration, but it helps promote skin cell regeneration by providing the skin with extra hydration and barrier protection. As a result, you get healthier cells and a brighter complexion.

Pigmentation

When Hyaluronic Acid helps promote skin cell generation by providing barrier protection, age spots, and pigmentation issues are also reduced. To treat dark spots, layer your Hyaluronic Acid with a vitamin c serum and vitamin c booster product.

However, it is futile to treat sun damage without protecting the skin from future sun damage. Always wear sunblock with an SPF of at least 25, even when you’re not planning to go outside.

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When oily skin is dehydrated, it produces more oil to compensate for the water it needs. Many people have the misconception that oily and acne-prone skins don’t need hydration, but they do.

With the help of Hyaluronic Acid, your skin achieves the proper moisture balance, preventing the over-production of oil that clogs pores and causes breakouts.

Clarity

Unlike some acids used in skincare, Hyaluronic Acid doesn’t strip the skin of moisture. That said, it is safe to use every day to provide the gentle hydration that your skin needs the most.

To enjoy all the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid, try Sea Active Skincare’s BioGeniSea™ Fucoidan Serum today! It’s formulated with botanical Hyaluronic Acid to create a protective barrier that secures moisture levels in the skin exposed to toxins or the harsh effects of illness and medications. Visit Sea Active Skincare’s website to find out more about this product!