What is hyaluronic acid and how it can benefit your skin?

Hyaluronic acid is a substance produced naturally by the human body. It is found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes and joints. The hyaluronic acid can also be obtained in the laboratory from bacteria or from rooster combs.

Hyaluronic acid is useful for joint disorders, including osteoarthritis. It is usually taken by mouth or injected in the joints by a medical professional. Hyaluronic acid works by acting as a cushion and lubricant in the joints and other tissues. In addition, it might affect the way the body responds to injury. Hyaluronic acid is also employed in plastic surgery as a lip filler. Other usages include burns, healing wounds, skin ulcers, and moisturizing....

Here are the different characteristics and uses of hyaluronic acid:

(1) Effective moisturizer: Hyaluronic acid is a commonly used component in moisturizers because it can retain moisture very well. It works by delivering water to the skin, but also to keep it in the skin. One of its properties is that it doesn't go deep into the skin, but instead stays near the surface where it moisturizes the skin surface layers.

(2) Repairing wrinkles: The natural hyaluronic acid keeps the elasticity of the skin and the loss of hyaluronic acid is one of the causes of wrinkles. Therefore, putting hyaluronic acid back into the skin can help reduce or remove wrinkles and make the skin look younger, smooth and flexible.

(3) Increased safety: Hyaluronic acid based products are considered highly safe, especially those made from bacteria instead of human/animal tissue. Allergic reactions or side effects may appear with the use of hyaluronic acid. Some people may experience mild, temporary redness or swelling after the hyaluronic acid is injected in the skin by a medical professional....