Today’s read is something different, It will be a “gyaani” (word invented by moi! 😛 ) article, but indeed an eye opener for all of us! It is on one of the very important ingredient for our skin and the ingredient is Hyaluronic Acid. I came across this wonder ingredient during my visits to my dermatologist. She swears by this and recommends it to everyone, across all skin types, across all ages. I personally have been using it since the last 3 months and have seen the difference it has made to my skin 😀 As always, the research “keeda” bit me, so here I am, sharing my experience and knowledge with you all.
Let’s get our basics in place first 🙂 Promise, I will not get into those unpronounceable scientific terms. I like keeping it simple 😛
What is Hyaluronic Acid (HA)?
It is basically a gel like molecule that acts as a cushioning agent in our body. For example: Imagine our epidermis layer (inner layer of our skin) as a sponge, the solid part is collagen and the substance that holds a sponge together is hyaluronic acid. Hence, it acts as space filler keeping our skin healthy and young. An average human body contains about 15 grams of Hyaluronic Acid and 1/3rd of it is synthesized daily. As we grow old (sad ! but true), our body drastically reduces the production of Hyaluronic acid leading to wrinkles, crow’s feet and other ageing issues. It is also observed that as we reach our 40’s, our skin produces half the HA needed for it to look young and glowing. *Scared*
Hyaluronic Acid For Skin:
Almost half of the body’s HA is located in the collagen of the skin. So you can imagine the role it plays in keeping our skin looking fresh and young. HA is the best ingredient to retain water in our skin, hence resulting in increased smoothness and softness of the skin. Hyaluronic acid acts as an excellent moisturizer and gives a grown-up’s skin a fresher, younger and supple look. The best way to get supple, firmer skin is through Hyaluronic acid fillers done through a dermatologist. In this procedure, HA is directly injected into wrinkled areas to plump up the skin. No, I have never tried this! But I do know that this is the best way once can benefit from this magical ingredient.
The good news is that this is not the only way! *happydance* There is another way to include Hyaluronic Acid in your skin care; it is through topical application. Applied topically, it increases the hydration of your skin, improves elasticity and water retention of your skin.
How do I use Hyaluronic Acid in my skin care?
By Applying Hyaluronic acid gel every single day twice a day to attain maximum benefits. Here is the image of the product that I use, totally lightweight and just sinks in your skin like magic!
I personally would not want to go for the creams containing HA as Hyaluronic Acid content is a mere 10-20%. We do get pure HA gels in medical stores that can be used. These gels are so lightweight that it can be used by extremely oily skin beauties and acne prone beauties as well. In fact, using HA gels before the CTM routine increases the absorbency and retention of the other products that we apply. So guys, wake up Hyaluronic Acid is too good to miss *announce*
I really believe this is like an “age no bar” ingredient that must be incorporated in our skin care regimen. Hope you guys found this article worth a read! Next time, I promise to get something fun here 😀
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35 thoughts on “Hyaluronic Acid For Soft and Supple Skin”
hey vidhi *thankyou* for introducing such a great product.. *woot* kinda elixir to eternal youthness *happy dance* *happy dance* can we use it during day time? n what would be the effect in case of sun exposure.. n how long one can use it?
Welcome Sruti! Yes I use it in day time as well 🙂
Its totally non sticky … Like a water based gel only 🙂
Exposure to sun is no issue coz u will be using sunscreen :))
is it easily available at any chemist store? from which company r u using it? *drool*
You wil get it from a well stocked chemist shops 🙂
i have a question..according to the article..at the age of 20-25…the skin is producing right amount of HA to keep the skin radiant and smooth…so where does the extra HA go? isnt it needed only when your skin stops producing the whole amount and produces only 1/3rd or 2/3rd so you can keep up with the low amount through topical fillers?
Hey Milly! Good question… When we are born if u see a baby’s skin it is sooo soft and radiant right ? But as we grow don’t we loose that die to various reasons ? The same way using HA will maintain ur skins suppleness 🙂
Its like prevention is better than cure *hifive*
Vidhi dear *puchhi*
*jai ho* *jai ho* Dear gorgeously beautiful intel ( thats wat we use to call the parhaku aka researsher kinds) lady.
I am still engrossed by your fairy like *jalwa* Maxi dress photos. You are a deadly combo. Thanks for this article.
Eeeee Nandini *puchhi* that was sooo sweet :)))
Hehe… Nice name ! rofl
And you’re always welcome 🙂
This is such and interesting post. *woot* Thanks for sharing this. *pompom* I’ll look for and try HA soon. *powder*
Glad you liked t :))
Moderation! *cry* *cry*
It’s really interesting Vidhi, will defenately give it a try.. *hifive*
In between can u please mention which compnay product you are using.. as what we should ask to get it from Chemist..
N the price too..
Hey Swathi thanks !
This is Hyalugel by ethicare remedies… I think one twice is around 175 Rs. 🙂
*thankyou* What an informative article Vidhi…. *jai ho* *jai ho* *jai ho*
So this the one of the reason for your Flawless beauty…. *preen* *preen*
We can use before CTM… means exactly when???? Can i use this instead of my night cream…. *scared* *scared* *scared*
*thankyou* Yogita 🙂
Yes Yogita if you feel moisturised enough you can use it as a night cream 🙂
I use this after cleansing and toning 🙂
*thankyou* *thankyou* Vidhi…for sharing this useful post….m in my early 30s and worried about loosing the charm of youthful skin…will surely incorporate this gel in my skin-care routine…
i have a question…i apply serum on my face too, should this be applied before or after serum?
You are welcome Anuradhapura :))
It the perfect time to start 🙂
Yes use it before serum after cleansing and toning 🙂
This is suuuuch a super post vidhi. I totally love your gyaani posts. i feel enlightened after reading them. 😀 I am so getting that gel. Thankoooo *puchhi* *puchhi* *puchhi*
Yayyy! I’m so glad Rati… I thought it might sound boring … But you know how I love to research the super ingredients and share! 😀
So glad you liked it *puchhi*
Hey Vidhi, wanted tyo ask you something are you a student or working??
Because looking at your pic you seem to be like a class Xi-XII student, but your Gyaan and that you saty long hours in front of computer indicates you might be working. Was just curious Miss Gyaani ji.
Hey Nandini ! Really ! *puchhi*
Yes I’m working … Finished studies 2 yrs back ! :)))))
such a nice post vindi, and offcourse the gels available at medical store are better than products that contain mere 10-20% because this quantity will not work that way, good to hear oily skin will also settle with this gel, i shall edit me regime to include it, thanks…
*thankyou* Sumera! Yes it’s safe for oily skin as well as it is non-comedogenic 🙂 *happydance*
Does it work on scars??
Hey Barsha! It ll not work on scars specifically… But will enhance the process of healing as ur skin will be healthy from within 🙂
superb gal.. *clap* I ws waiting for this post ever since i read abt hyaluronic acid in branded pdts.. *specs* *thankyou* for this valuable info.. I will search for HA for soft supple skin now.. yayyy… *happydance* *happydance* *happydance* *happydance*
*thankyou* so much Neetu! I’m so glad u got d necessary info . 🙂 good luck for your search *hifive*
oh no moderation.. *yawn*
Hi! such a great info….Do i have to consult a doctor before using this gel or i can simple use in my routine?
Hey *thankyou* Tina.. Well this is ok to use it by urself… But if u have extremely sensitive skin or allergic it’s better u ask her first 🙂
very informative and helpful post dear.. *clap*
Youre welcome *hifive*
very informative *clap* , I completely agree with you, I was using a hyaluronic acid based cream in the beginning of winters when my skin was dry, and it instantly moisturised n hydrated my skin but is slightly heavy to use year round, guess u have given a great gel option to use even during summers as well, when my skin is extremely oily *hifive*