- Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in your skin
- Dietary changes can also help you increase hyaluronic acid levels.
- Aging Can Also Affect Hyaluronic Acid Levels
Hyaluronic acid is one of the most talked about topics these days in the skin care world. Many are eager to add this ingredient to their skincare routine. There are several skin care products available these days with a hyaluronic acid content. Did you know that hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced by your body? The main function is to keep your tissues lubricated and moist. Several factors can affect the levels of hyaluronic acid in your body, including sun exposure, smoking, pollution, and more. Aging also decreases the amount of hyaluronic acid in your skin. If you are planning to use hyaluronic acid in the near future, here are a few things you need to know about it.
Skin Care Tips: Here’s What You Need To Know About Hyaluronic Acid
Famous dermatologist Dr Rashmi Shetty took to Instagram to share some details on hyaluronic acid. Here are some of the main points-
“Almost everyone is talking about hyaluronic acid these days. It is naturally present in your skin along with many other parts of the skin. You may have heard of elastin and collagen, which are parts The hyaluronic acid supports and maintains them in good health. It gives dew and youth to the skin “, explains the dermatologist.
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She further adds that just like elastin and collagen, the skin’s hyaluronic acid also changes with age and your skin begins to appear thinner.
Studies also suggest that hyaluronic acid can reduce wrinkles and redness. It can also make your skin smoother.
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How to ensure healthy levels of hyaluronic acid? Dr Shetty suggests the following tips:
- Add food sources of hyaluronic acid– Certain foods like root vegetables, citrus fruits and leafy greens can provide you with hyaluronic acid.
- Supplements– You can also add it to your diet in the form of supplements. Always ask your doctor for advice before taking any supplements.
- Anti-inflammatory– Add foods loaded with anti-inflammatory properties to your diet to help it function properly.
- Hyaluronic acid serum– Serums are the most commonly used products with hyaluronic acid. You should also check the serum for B5 or B6 or apply moisturizer every time you use the serum.
- Water-based creams with hyaluronic acid– This is another easy way to add hyaluronic acid to your skin care routine.
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If you experience any side effect after applying hyaluronic acid, you can stop using it. You should also do a patch test first. Also, ask your dermatologist for help on how to safely use hyaluronic acid based on your skin type.
(Dr Rashmi Shetty is renowned dermatologist, international faculty, author and aesthetic expert in Mumbai and Hyderabad)
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