Everybody must have enjoyed this summer, got a good tan by playing outside. It is very natural for you to hang out in the Sun and enjoy the summer vacations. A long hike, or a ride on the bicycle? Now that you've exposed your skin to the summer heat look at it closely. Do you see fine lines and wrinkles? Is it cracked and dry? That must be because your skin is damaged and dehydrated.
The skin is the largest organ of our body, yet, we somehow, manage to ignore it. It comprises of almost 15% of our weight. The skin consists of a naturally synthesized compound called the hyaluronic acid. This acid is mostly found in the skin, joints, eyes, and the hair. Hyaluronic acid is present in high concentration in the collagen of skin which is vital for maintaining the structure of the skin. As we overheat our skin in the summer, it loses its moisture and becomes dry. Hyaluronic Acid for skin, acts as a moisturizer. It weighs more than 1000 times in water and helps in hydrating the collagen, which in return keeps the skin elastic and soft.
As we get older, the concentration of Hyaluronic acid in our body begins to decline, and the amount produced decreases too. As a result, the moisture retention capability decreases, and the skin develops wrinkles. Youngsters have soft and smooth skin as their body has high levels of HA which keeps the skin healthy. The aging is quite visible when we hit 40 with loose skin and fine lines on our hands and around the eyes.
1. Improve your diet
How to increase Hyaluronic acid production in our body? Are you looking for this answer? The easiest and most natural way is to have a healthier diet, rich in HA. Intake of fleshy and leafy vegetables like spinach and broccoli will help. Also, avocados and potatoes have large amounts of HA. Fruits and vegetables rich in magnesium and vitamin C are good. Animals have a large quantity of HA; Bone broth is considered a delicious healing skin medicine. The boiled bones of chicken, beef, and meat can be taken a week thrice.
2. Using Hyaluronic Acid fillers
Let's be honest. If you were taking a healthy diet would you ever want to opt for this alternative? Sometimes, no matter how healthy a diet we take, it is still insufficient. So, the option we have to use is fillers. These fillers can be injected by the help of a dermatologist. The procedure is very simple, and there are very fewer limitations to the patient. HA fills in the fine lines and wrinkles in the skin. It is a faster method as compared to the intake of a healthier diet. The results are visible within hours of intake. Though these products are good for the short term, you can get rashes and allergies as long-term side effects. Some of these are also reversible.
3. Creams, Serums, and gels
First of all, before using any of these creams or serums or gels. You should know what skin type you have. Using Hyaluronic Acid product on skin type that is not meant for it can be harmful. Usually, the HA gel works wonders for people with oily skin. The gel absorbs moisture from the dermis, which is the innermost layer of the skin. Thus, it controls moisture and prevents breakage. However, if you use it on dry skin, the skin will get patchy and even drier. The gel does not attract moisture from the environment and draws water from within the skin causing the dry skin to crack.
Many companies produce these products and supply them at various prices, and for different skin types. Choose what's best for you. All these creams and lotions contain Hyaluronic acid in large amounts.