What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid, also referred to as HA and hyaluronan, is a clear substance naturally found in the body. It is found in high concentrations in the skin, joints/connective tissues, and the eyes. The main function of this substance is to keep your body’s tissues lubricated.
How does hyaluronic acid work?
If your first thought is that it’s an acid and it must burn, then you’ll be happy to know that hyaluronic acid does not burn. This clear, gooey substance helps to keep your body lubricated and moist. It does this in two ways:
- Firstly, HA helps the cells in your body to retain moisture.
- Then, it helps to regulate the moisture in your cells so that you’re not overhydrated to the detriment of your skin. In terms of its moisture retention properties, just 1 gram of HA can hold up to 6 litres of water. So, you can understand the importance of this substance to our skin cells.
Why do we need to replenish it?
So, if the skin produces Hyaluronic Acid, why then do you need to buy it?
Unfortunately, ageing and normal environmental issues like the heat, cold, dust, all affect the effectiveness of natural HA. Because of these factors, you’ll see faster signs of ageing, and your skin may get dry and uneven. You may also notice that your skin is dull, and lines start appearing.
So, to combat the damaging effects of things like UVA and UVB rays, it’s important to replenish your body’s hyaluronic acid.
How does hyaluronic acid benefit your skin?
One of the main benefits of HA is that it helps to keep the skin hydrated. Because Hyaluronic Acid can penetrate the skin, it is able to work from the inside out. The natural moisturizing and moisture retention properties of hyaluronic acid ensures that your skin maintains its elasticity. This is a necessary process to fight ageing. So, HA is a natural anti-aging agent to keep skin supple.
Another benefit of HA is that it works well with sensitive skin. So, it’s a good option for a variety of skin types.
How should you use hyaluronic acid serum?
Hyaluronic acid before and after pictures will show you just how much of a difference this serum can make. Therefore, OGUMA's Mitsuion AllDay Spa is important to ensure that your skin looks and feels fully hydrated and supple.
But, this also depends on how you use the HA as well.
While you can find HA as a supplement or powder, one of the most popular ways to use it is as a topical cream or serum. For topical application, HA works similar to a humectant. It helps to reduce moisture loss. Plus, when it is combined with ions, it becomes an almost perfect tropical blend to keep skin looking fresh and young.
So, don’t let environment factors and the natural effects of ageing make you look older than necessary. The first step is having a good skincare routine. And no routine is complete without hyaluronic acid. Add hyaluronic acid to your daily beauty routine today and see how quickly the years fall away.