9 Benefits of Using Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally by the body to replenish the skin for a healthy look and feel. It is usually found in the skin, eyes, connective tissue, and joints.
As noted surgeon and television personality Doctor Oz explains, the body’s ability to naturally produce its own hyaluronic acid reduces as we grow older. That is why MintPear prides itself on offering innovative and clinically-proven skincare solutions to replenish your ever-diminishing supply of hyaluronic acid.
But what will you gain from adding it to your daily beauty routine? Here are 9 benefits of using hyaluronic acid that you can look forward to.
#1 – Make the skin healthier and more supple
Hyaluronic acid helps your skin feel and look healthier and more supple by binding to water, thereby helping your skin to retain moisture. This keeps the skin hydrated. When the skin stays hydrated, the appearance of wrinkles, dermatitis, and redness are reduced, leaving you with firm and youthful skin.
#2 – Speed the healing of wounds
The production of hyaluronic acid in the skin increases when the skin needs repair. It regulates inflammation levels and signals the body to produce more blood vessels for the damaged area. This helps in reducing the size of the wound and decreasing the amount of pain you experience. You can apply hyaluronic acid products, such as Mint Pear’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum, directly on wounds.
The acid’s antibacterial properties can even reduce the risk of infection on wounds. Hyaluronic acid is also very effective in speedy healing after tooth surgery, as well as fighting gum disease and mouth ulcers.
#3 – Lubricate the bones to relieve joint pains
The hyaluronic acid in the joints keeps the space between the bones well lubricated so that they don’t keep grinding against each other. When the bones grind against each other, you will experience a very uncomfortable pain in the joints. The acid is recommended for people suffering from osteoarthritis, especially those who are over the age of 40.
#4 – Reduce acid reflux symptoms
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Hyaluronic acid is great at soothing the symptoms of acid reflux. Acid reflux causes the contents of the stomach to be regurgitated up into the throat. When that happens, the lining of the esophagus gets damaged. It’s not just gross, it is also a very painful experience.
Hyaluronic acid helps in soothing the pain from reflux and speeds up the recovery of the damaged lining of the esophagus. Studies have shown that taking the acid together with other medication that reduces acidity can help in reducing acid reflux by up to 60%.
#5 – Improve the health of the eyes
Most people, especially adults, suffer from dry eyes caused by reduced production of tears. Fast evaporation of tears also causes dry eyes. When this happens, one can experience great discomfort in their eyes.
Hyaluronic acid’s ability to retain moisture can be useful in treating dry eyes. Contact lenses are even being developed to contain slow-releasing hyaluronic acid as a way of treating dry eyes. The acid is also used during eye surgeries frequently to help in reducing inflammation.
#6 – Increased skin resilience
Hyaluronic acid enables the skin to defend itself better against toxins and environmental pollutants. This helps the skin to stay brighter, bouncier, and less wrinkled for longer.
It is advisable to use hyaluronic acid products that do not contain any preservatives as these preservatives may kill bacteria that is beneficial to the skin. When the good bacteria get killed off, it becomes difficult for the skin to fight against toxins. The skin, therefore, becomes susceptible to irritation, infection, and loss of moisture.
MintPear’s own Clarifying Daily Facial Cleanser can be applied every day in order to help keep your skin strong, young, and bright.
#7 – Reduce saggy skin
Saggy skin is almost a guarantee as we grow older. The elastin found in the skin breaks down and the skin loses its bounce-back abilities. The fight for the fountain of youth often revolves around keeping your skin from sagging as much as possible. That is why the financially privileged spend a lot of money on skin surgery to give them a tighter skin tone as they age.
While hyaluronic acid does not replace the broken down elastin, it fills the skin with moisture and gives it a tighter complexion for a youthful appearance. It also helps the facial contours remain firm, reduces wrinkles, and keeps your skin looking and feeling young.
#8 – Stimulate regeneration of skin cells
Over time, your skin cells die and new ones are generated. As you age, this regenerative process slows down and becomes less efficient. While hyaluronic acid does not speed up the process of generating new skin cells, it does facilitate regeneration by keeping the skin hydrated and offering barrier protection during the regeneration process. The new skin cells will, therefore, be healthier and more vibrant, ensuring a great complexion.
Hyaluronic acid also helps in skin pigmentation, which is vital for reducing age spots. However, it cannot perform this function on its own and it is recommended that you use the acid together with a Vitamin C serum or booster product for the best results.
#9 – Ensure skin clarity
People often have the misconception that oily skin does not need to stay hydrated. Oily skins need hydration just as much as normal skin, if not more.
When you don’t hydrate oily skin, it tries to compensate for the lack of water and retain the little water it has by producing oil. Skin oil contributes to the clogging of skin pores and can cause acne breakouts on the skin. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin to maintain a proper moisture balance so that it does not produce too much oil that would end up being harmful to the skin.