Karen L. Goa and Paul Benfield define Hyaluronic acid as a naturally occurring Polysaccharide with distinct physicochemical properties that underlie its application as a viscoelastic tool in ophthalmological surgery. They claim that its anti-inflammatory functions are so high that its application is increasing day by day. Moreover, in other words, it is a material or substance that is produced by our body and is most common in connective, neural and other tissues. Hyaluronic was discovered by a German biochemist Karl Meyer in 1930s and its final formula found in the 50s.
It is difficult to understand what this substance is with definitions that are found, however, one thing is indisputable: Hyaluronic acid has many benefits that are conscious and palpable. It was first used in eye surgery as a hyaloid substitution in 1950. The term Hyaluronic was first introduced in 1986. Nowadays serums of Hyaluronic acid are extremely popular and recommended all over the world. Its benefits are indisputable and evident. Experts develop and produce new combinations of this substance, consumers rely more on it as a natural molecular material. You can find the benefits of Hyaluronic acid hereunder in this article.
1. Hyaluronic Acid as a Moisturizer
This acid can forestall dehydration of the skin. Hyaluronic acid enters into the molecules of your skin and soaks them and rejuvenates dry particles of the skin. To be less technical it feeds and moistures our skin making it softer and smoother. After its implementation skin looks healthier and younger.
2. Functions as a Cell Manufacturer
Hyaluronic acid prompts the production of skin cells, that with age become lazier and finally stop their construction. As a result, your possible wrinkles do not appear or become less visible. This substance functions as a skin activator. Its usage is not only esthetic but also psychological: the younger you see yourself in the mirror, the younger your soul feels.
3. Limits Pigmentation
Melanin is responsible for the skin color. Different reasons can lower the production of melanin which can cause what is known as pigmentation. Cells that produce melanin, with age or health problems can stop producing it. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin with the production of melanin and reduces the possibility of age spots or pigmentation on the skin. Pigmentation appears easier on the face and hands hence the reason, it is appropriate to use Hyaluronic acid in these areas.
4. Hyaluronic Reaffirms the Skin
The most appealing capacity is its reaffirmation behavior. Many pharmaceutical companies use this substrate in their lifting serums. The advantage of this acid is visible in a short extent of time, which makes it more consumable and applicable. It is advisable to use Hyaluronic acid before the skin loses its firmness and smoothness to forestall infirmity. However, its later use is also beneficial for the skin. Thus, make sure to start applying these serums even after the signs of skin infirmity.
5. Hyaluronic Acid Used as Filler
This substance is also used as a filler. It can be an alternative replacement of botox. It can fill nasolabial folds, smile lines, forehead lines, etc. Hyaluronic fillers’ effect lasts longer than botox and can reach areas that are complicated for other kinds of fillers or botox. Taking into account all these alternatives and before applying them, one should consider all the side effects of both treatments, as well.
6. It’s an Antioxidant
Hyaluronic acid can function as an antioxidant. It offers a reduction in inflammation in the damaged areas of the skin. This substance is recently being actively investigated and tested in mouth wounds, palatal inflammation.
7. Also Used for the treatment of Osteoarthritis
Some researchers investigate the benefits of Hyaluronic acid supplements on osteoarthritis. Studies come to the conclusion that patients who took these complements had experimented improvement in pain. The level of inflammation also was reduced noticeably in comparison with those patients who did not take this supplement. It is also said that Hyaluronic acid supplements help strengthen muscles and augment sexual activity. Nonetheless, there are no complete and fully reliable researches done on the issue. Thus, this article will not consider them.
To sum up, Hyaluronic acid has various benefits for skincare and health. Considering that our own body produces this element and because of age and polluted environment this substance is gradually lost from our body, there are possibilities to use its effects by applying serums, pomades that contain Hyaluronic acid. Its benefits are palpable and quick to visualize. Very few side effects make this substance inoffensive and very popular.
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Edita Hovhannisyan is an expert in Iranian and English studies. She is a mom of two sons and holds two University degrees. She contributes articles about education, its methodologies and new approaches to more effective learning and progress.