Do you ever feel like your face has lost its youthful plump? According to Wikipedia, 'the average 70kg person has roughly 15 grams of Hyaluronan in the body, of which a third is synthesized everyday'. So what is Hyaluronic Acid? It's a powerful humectant, creating and preserving moisture - 'a substance added to another substance to keep it moist'. (Dictionary.com) This keeps skin plump and hydrated.
Hyaluronic Acid is a major component of the skin, which helps repair tissue. It retains skin moisture and occurs naturally in the body. Cosmetologists use it in derma filler, as it contributes to the anti-aging benefits of the skin
As we age, we often need a little help, as the natural processes begin to slow down the production of these amazing sugar molecules. And how lucky are we to now have Hyaluronic Acid readily available to buy and use as part of our daily skin routine. It is incredibly light on the skin and I recommend using it directly after cleansing and toning. It's suitable for the eye area as well and then just add your favourite moisturizer.
If the science is all a bit complicated, this is the best way I can describe it.....imagine this... you get up in the morning, the face is looking pretty ordinary. You hop in to a hot (not scorching) steamy shower and when you come out, your skin (if you've never noticed, I recommend you take note next time), looks amazingly rejuvenated with a healthy glow. It may only last a few minutes but it feels amazing and even the lines appear visibly diminished. This is because of all the moisture created in the steamy shower, plumping the skin. Hyaluronic Acid works in a similar way. It adds moisture under the skins surface to plump it up.
So, happy plumping!