Skincare today is not just about washing your face and applying any face cream on the shelf. Although a proper routine came into being for foreigners many years back, India has now started picking up. The right face cream, face mist, oils have become crucial and the market today caters to different skin types. But what is new now is the concept of using vitamin C serums and acids like Hyaluronic acid which very few people have an understanding of. Here I shall explain to you what is this commotion around hyaluronic acid and why is it trending. 

The first fact is that this acid is not "tezaab", it is an ingredient which helps in promoting healthy skin making it supple for you. Many may not know, half of this acid which is present in your body is actually in your skin. It helps in retaining moisture by binding with water. But as time passes by and age sets in, the more your skin is exposed to elements like tobacco smoke, ultraviolet radiation from the sun, and pollution, the acid amount depletes in your skin. 

So this is why a dose of 120–240 mg every day for a month is said to be perfect for balancing it out. But you must consult your skin specialist in this case. 

Ageing Signs

ageing

If you have hydrated skin, you look younger, eliminating or reducing wrinkles. 

Wound Healing

You can speed up the process of wound healing with the usage of this acid. Hyaluronic acid regulates the inflammation levels and tells your body to build more of the blood vessels in the damaged area. The size of the wounds shrink faster and it also decreases the pain. This acid is said to have antibacterial properties, s of infection as well become less. 

Well Lubricated Bones

joints

It is said that this acid helps in keeping your bones well lubricated which prevents joint pains. This comes in handy for people suffering from osteoarthritis. 

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Dry Eye 

Senior citizens or older adults often suffer from dry eye or have reduced tear production. Here is where hyaluronic acid is said to step in. This acid is great for retaining moisturise hence it is used for treating dry eyes as well. Even eye drops have 0.2–0.4% hyaluronic acid which is said to reduce dry eye symptoms and therefore it helps in improving eye health.

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There are some contact lens brands as well which are said to be trying to work on slow-release hyaluronic acid which could aid dry eyes. However, the catch is that no studies have examined the effects of hyaluronic acid in the form of supplements on dry eyes.

Bone Strength

According to the Healthline website, two studies say that hyaluronic acid supplements can help in out slowing down the rate of bone loss "in rats with osteopenia, the beginning stage of bone loss that precedes osteoporosis. Test-tube studies have also shown that high doses of hyaluronic acid can increase the activity of osteoblasts, the cells responsible for building new bone tissue". However, the catch is that has not been tested on humans till now. 

No matter how much whatever trends, whenever you are stepping out of your comfort zone in terms of skincare or food or hair care, you have less knowledge about even if you are reading about it, consult a dermatologist before. They are the best people who can guide you in knowing what your skin really needs. 

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