Now you might be wondering, why would I dedicate a full blog post on a simple product
I mean aren’t there more interesting topics to write about?
Aka “HoW To BEcoME FaiR’??? (Jk)
I decided to dedicate a whole blog post on this because hyaluronic acid is the building block of your dermis, which lies below the epidermis (the layer responsible for aging) but as you age due to sun damage or smoking the quantity of this acid decreases so you need to replenish it to gain skin rejuvenation.

How does hyaluronic actually work?
Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant; it absorbs moisture from the environment in order to hydrate your skin. It is the go-to ingredient in many creams, cleansers, exfoliators. It works wonders not only on dry skin but also on oily, acne-prone, or textured sensitive skin. 1 gm of this acid can hold up to 2 gallons of water and the more moisture in your skin the plumper it looks. So here goes your answer to “does hyaluronic acid plump skin”?

Now pro tip, if you actually live in a dry environment hyaluronic acid can have the opposite impact on your skin since the dry air around you will absorb the moisture from your skin.

1. Treats dry and dehydrated skin.
2. Deals with skin sagginess, drooping eyes, and lips.
3. Helps reduce wrinkles
4. Can help with sunburns
5. Makes skin look plump and rejuvenated

This can be done by three methods
1. Creams and serums
2. Injectables

Now usually the way our brain works is that we associate higher-priced products with better results but dermatologists say otherwise when it comes to hyaluronic acid.
According to research most products with HA have multimolecular colloids i.e. the molecules of HA vary in weight and size
Now, this is the magic of purification that makes HA affordable since the molecules vary in size and penetrate different layers of the epidermis. The smallest ones, go deep inside whereas the heavier molecules tend to stay on the top. No matter what the size of the molecules HA in cream or serum form does not penetrate the dermis layer rather it sits superficially on our skin through the epidermis.
So a very expensive HA product does almost the same job as the affordable one.
Now the question comes. Should I choose the serum or the cream?
The main difference between both is that serums are presented as concentrates whereas creams are not. The impact of hyaluronic acid depends a lot on your environment, skin type, and sensitivity.

Hyaluronic acid can also be provided to your skin in the form of injections and this way the HA reaches the skin intradermally to the hypodermis. So it does what creams and serums cannot achieve.
It is a pricier alternative but gives longer-lasting results which can last from 9 months to up to 12 years.

Now answering some commonly asked questions.

Do hyaluronic acid supplements work?
No, they do not.
The enzymes in our stomach break them down hence they create no impact whatsoever.

What are the side effects of hyaluronic?
HA itself does not have any side effects but you might want to check if your skin reacts negatively to the product that you have been using which contains the acid.

Can HA be combined with other products?
Absolutely yes! HA is a versatile component and can be combined with elements such as vitamin c in serums and creams.

So that is everything that you needed to know about hyaluronic acid, although it has been quite relevant in the dermatology world, it has recently gained traffic in the skincare and beauty world and is definitely a product you should not skip.
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