Hyaluronic acid is one of the hottest skin care element which is now adapted by cosmetic or beauty industries very well. This acid is used in almost every cream whether it is a serum or a night cream. But, the word acid sounds little scary to us especially on our face and leaves us curious to know what it is, and what it does to our skin.
Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan or hyaluronate, is a substance which is naturally produced by your body. It is mostly found in the joints and the fluids in your eyes and act as a lubricating agent in your body. It simply can retain water in the skin.
Now, it is widely available in the form of capsules, skin creams and can be taken as injections. This acid has become an important ingredient for many anti-ageing and skin care products.
Hydrates dry skin
Has an anti-ageing property
It decreases the appearance of wrinkles
It improves skin elasticity
Effective for sores, sunburn
Preserve bone strength
Helps in reducing dry eyes and eyes discomfort
Keeps the bones well lubricated
Could prevent bladder pain
Supports joint health
Can fasten the wound healing
Soothe acid reflux symptoms
Promotes healthier and more supple skin
According to the Mayo Clinic, injecting hyaluronic acid into an affected joint sometimes can cause you to have trouble in muscle movement, moving, muscle stiffness and joint pain.
It includes swelling or redness on the joints. In the worst case, which is extremely rare, you can face some bleeding, blistering, pain and skin discoloration at the injection site.
In the hyaluronic acid skin care products, the cons are only dryness.