Beauty From the Inside Out
When we think of the best beauty regimens for healthy, younger looking skin, we usually think of facial scrubs, rinses, and creams that work from the outside inward. They penetrate the skin’s outer layers to nourish, moisturize, and rejuvenate. But did you know that there’s a miracle molecule called hyaluronic acid (HA) that supports a healthier, more youthful appearance by working from the inside out?
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
HA is a substance that is produced naturally by the human body. It’s a long-chain sugar molecule that has an amazing affinity for water. In fact, each molecule of HA can bind up to 1,000 times its weight in water—carrying vital moisture to the parts of the body where it’s needed most. It shouldn’t be any surprise then to learn that half the body’s supply of HA resides in the skin. The skin is the body’s largest organ and serves as a barrier against sun, dirt, wind, potentially harmful micro-organisms, and environmental toxins. Performing this essential job requires a lot of moisture, but moisture on the surface of the skin evaporates quickly and must be replenished from below. And that’s where HA works its magic! When taken as a dietary supplement or as a topical serum or cream, HA resupplies the skin with essential hydration it needs to maintain peak health.
The Ultimate Moisturizer
Hyaluronic acid is nature’s ultimate moisturizer. Its water binding capacity, combined with its ability to move freely through the intracellular space (the space between the cells of our bodies) allows it to deliver moisture anytime, anywhere our bodies need it. Working from deep below the epidermis (the part of the skin that is exposed to the elements), HA maintains skin moisture without the external application of heavy oils or lotions.
This is especially vital when you consider that natural HA production decreases over time. A person over 50 may produce only half the HA they did when they were 21—leaving the skin vulnerable to dryness and wrinkling. By replacing the HA our bodies no longer produce we can turn back the clock on our skin’s ability to maintain a supple youthful appearance.
Hydration and Skin Elasticity
As we age, our skin loses some of its elasticity, producing wrinkles and a “loose” appearance we associate with our more mature years. Also, the skin is less able to rebound from exposure to temperature extremes and is more prone to dryness and flaking. HA literally hydrates the skin, much as watering a houseplant can revitalize drooping leaves. By supplementing your body’s natural supply of HA, you’re helping support the mechanisms that keep skin smooth, supple, and resilient.
Support for Skin
Because the skin is constantly exposed to challenges from the environment, it needs support for minor abrasions, cuts, sunburns, etc. But because our bodies gradually lose the capacity to make HA, our skin loses significant amounts of hyaluronic acid as we age.
Dietary supplementation with HA can support the body and skin, helping transport the moisture that is essential to replenishing and nourishing skin cells. Use of HA as part of a healthy skin care regimen can support your body and skin hydration needs.
A Clearer, Younger Appearance
Our complexions look better when our skin cells are nourished and plump. Nourished and hydrated skin also is capable of forming a more effective barrier, helping reduce occurrences of dry skin that can make us look older than we are.
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