The Truth About Hyaluronic Acid

There’s really nothing better than talking with people who are interested in skincare and natural, good-for-you products. And nothing beats an in-person conversation. That’s why I truly enjoy taking Bie to markets!

At a market in October, one woman asked me if hyaluronic acid is bad for our skin. When she heard the word acid, it made her nervous. It hit home, yet again, how hard it is to keep up with everything the beauty industry throws at us. Each day there’s a new skincare fad, and so many store-bought products still contain ingredients an average person wouldn’t understand.

But to answer her question, no, hyaluronic acid is not bad for our skin! In fact, did you know that our bodies make hyaluronic acid? This slippery, gooey substance is found in our joints, eyes and skin.

According to Cleveland Clinic, it helps keep our joints well oiled to prevent pain and injury, keeps things hydrated and makes skin flexible. A quarter teaspoon of hyaluronic acid holds about one and a half gallons of water…whoa!

As an ingredient in skincare, hyaluronic acid reduces wrinkles and lines and can reduce scarring. Sagging and wrinkles happen, in part, because our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid as we age. Adding hyaluronic acid to the skin helps keep the skin moisturized by slowing the rate at which water evaporates from our skin. More moisture = fewer signs of aging.

A hyaluronic acid-based product is a must-have in your skincare routine!
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