The key to youthful skin is abundant hydration, but ensuring your pores are consistently plumped up with moisture can be a little challenging.
Sure, there are loads of products on the market promising to deliver that desperate dose of moisture your skin craves, but often the results are short-lived and not quite as dramatic as you may have been expecting.
Drinking enough water and filling your body with clean nutrients are very important for ensuring your skin cells stay plump and juicy from the inside out.
However, there are also certain ingredients you can apply externally that can provide fantastic results for skin in need of moisture.
One such ingredient is hyaluronic acid and we are thrilled to tell you more about this superstar in this article!
The “acid” word here may seem a little intimidating, but hyaluronic acid is simply an essential fatty acid that naturally occurs in our body.
The main purpose of this excellent fatty acid is to provide lubrication for the joints, while also helping to boost collagen; a structural protein that helps to make your skin taut and plump.
Hyaluronic acid is a hydrophilic (water loving) meaning it has incredible water retaining properties! In fact, it can hold up to a mind-blowing six liters of water in just one gram! Imagine what magic this provides for your skin cells and your complexion!
Hyaluronic acid does naturally decline in your body as you age, meaning it is essential to apply it topically to help replenish lost concentrations.
With regular use, and over time, you will notice a more supple and plump complexion.
A healthy skin barrier is imperative for skin that is clear, healthy and balanced, however many things can impair our skin barrier every day.
The good news is that hyaluronic acid actually helps to strengthen and improve the skin’s barrier function, which helps to lock water in the skin cells and prevent moisture loss through the pores.
Hyaluronic acid also helps to provide UV protection, a major source of skin aging.
Your skin may immediately feel healthier and softer after just one use (yes, really!) but give it time and you’ll soon start to notice an improvement in the depth of any existing wrinkles, as well as fewer wrinkles coming up, hallelujah!
This is thanks to hyaluronic acid’s ability to keep the skin deeply hydrated at all times.
We have a brand new product coming out for you very soon that includes this superstar ingredient so be sure to keep up with us on instagram @bajabasics and sign up for our newsletter, which we send out every Friday!
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