The TRUTH about how to get rid of wrinkles using Hyaluronic Acid FAST
Written by Jon Blair
WHEN YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT SKINCARE THAT HELPS TODAY, BUT ALSO PROTECTS YOU IN THE FUTURE FROM AGING, HYALURONIC ACID CAN BE A GREAT LITTLE THING TO HAVE IN YOUR SKINCARE REGIMEN.
What's so special about Hyaluronic Acid? Hyaluronic acid is a molecule naturally abundantly in the human body. It is found in neural tissues (your brain, spinal cord, and other nerves), connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and other structures), and epithelial tissues (skin and blood vessels, to name a few). It is also an ingredient used in some of our best skincare products at Mindful Skincare.
Hyaluronic acid was first isolated in 1934, and scientists have been fascinated by it since then; it has been very well studied by scientists and evidence suggests a staggering number of benefits to the skin.
Presented below is a glance at some of the benefits hyaluronic acid and its derivative sodium hyaluronate can provide as a regular part of your skincare routine, with references to peer-reviewed scientific journals presenting solid scientific evidence of said benefits.
Hyaluronic Acid is a Free-Radical Eliminator!
You’ve probably heard of free-radicals, but do you know why they’re bad? A free radical is an atom or molecule that is highly reactive, causing damage to cells.
Cell Damage = Aging!
Therefore, reducing free radicals can help slow the aging process, and there is even evidence that reducing the oxidative damage caused by free radicals can extend lifespans!
Hyaluronic acid is a great buddy for your skin, snapping up free-radicals before they can damage your cells!
Simple Hyaluronic Acid is a Nutrient Taxi
Do you ever wonder if all those good ingredients you’re rubbing on the top of your skin really do anything once you put them on? Do they just sit there on top of your skin, or is there more going on there?
Well, one of the jobs of hyaluronic acid (AKA sodium hyaluronate) is to take the molecules sitting on top of your skin and move them into the deeper layers of your epidermis.
A study published in the Journal of Dermatology identified hyaluronic acid’s water-attaining capacity, suggesting that it plays a major role in nutrient transportation and preserving tissue hydration.
Hyaluronic Acid is Critical for Healing
Hyaluronic acid has so many roles in healing skin that it would take an entirely separate essay to describe all of them , including its role in healing fetal wounds without any scarring. An experiment performed in 2003 found that applying HA to wounds could reduce healing time and prevent scarring. If your skin is blemish-prone, this is great news! Hyaluronic acid can help heal blemishes faster and, in some cases, completely prevent scar tissue from forming.
The molecular properties of hyaluronic acid that lend themselves to reducing free radicals also play a role in reducing inflammation. Inflammation damages your tissues, including your skin, so reducing it whenever possible is always good.
Hyaluronic acid fights the molecules that cause inflammation in your skin, stopping the whole process in its tracks.
Hyaluronic Acid is a Skin Ninja
Hyaluronic acid also helps your skin defend itself. It stimulates the production of a super cool molecule called Beta-Defensin 2. (What about Beta-Defensin 1? Who knows. Well, biochemists, probably.) Beta-Defensin 2 protects your skin against infections. It is more abundant in wounds, but it is naturally found all over your skin. This, again, has great implications for those of us who are prone to the occasional blemish or two: a natural way to promote the presence of anti-microbial molecules on your skin!
Pass the HA, please!