I hope that you’re well and the weekend was fabulous for you!
Today I’m talking about ‘The Fountain of Youth’ – Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is often referred to as this and I’m going to explain a little bit about it….There is also a video below where I explain about what it is and also show you my fave products that contain it. So you may wish to skip this bit and go straight to the video.
What is Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic is a substance in our bodies that our body produces. It provides lubrication to the skin’s tissues and aids in moisture retention as it holds up to 1000 times its own weight in water! How amazing is that?! It helps towards lubricating our eyes and it also forms lubrication between our joints, enabling them to move more easily and comfortably. It is very abundant in the dermis of the skin between skin cells and provides an almost cushion-like filler between them. It is vital towards the health of the skin and the collagen & elastin in our skin. It is what helps towards giving volume and plumpness to our skin, as well as aiding in our skin’s natural moisture retention. Unfortunately as we age our body stops producing it at the rate it did when we are much younger. In fact by the time the average woman reaches age 60 she will have lost 90% of her own Hyaluronic Acid.
How can we replenish it?
You may have heard of Hyaluronic Acid before. I would say it’s pretty likely that you have! It’s an ingredient used in many skincare products to help in putting that plumpness and moisture back into the skin. As it also attracts and binds water to the skin it really helps in making the skin feel much healthier, more plump & hydrated, as well as making wrinkles appear less obvious – something that hydrated skin does well. Although this is obviously a temporary effect and lasts whilst we are applying products containing the Hyaluronic Acid. So to maintain the effects we need to use products containing the ingredient regularly. This is why we need to help our skin health in other ways too. Making sure we are well hydrated from within is just one factor and I happen to know about some amazing products to help with that.
Below, in the video I explain a little about 4 of my favourite products that contain the ingredient Hyaluronic Acid. Two of them are NCN Skincare products and the other two are supplementation. This creates a fabulous double whammy effect!
I hope you enjoy it!