Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring compound found in our skin, joints, eyeballs and other tissues where it helps to retain collagen. The combination of collagen and Hyaluronic Acid is key to maintaining moisture and hydration in our tissues especially the skin. As we age, collagen and Hyaluronic Acid levels decrease leading to dryness, wrinkles, puffiness under our eyes and thinning of our skin. One of the best secrets for maintaining youthful skin is to maintain our collagen and Hyaluronic Acid levels in our skin and tissues.
Hyaluronic Acid has the remarkable ability to increase water binding in our tissues, in our skin this helps keep our skin plump, youthful as well as wound healing, in our joints it helps maintain lubrication and flexibility and in our eyes, it helps to reduce dryness. On a cellular level it helps reduce inflammation, protects against oxidative damage, modifies immune function and aids cellular repair.
Hyaluronic Acid certainly is a magical compound for great skin
Want to know what to eat to boost Hyaluronic Acid and collagen in your skin:
Add these foods to your diet:
- Antioxidant rich fruit and vegetables (eat a rainbow)
- Cold water Omega 3 rich fish (salmon, tuna, trevally, kawahai)
- Bone broth
- Raw cacao
Don’t forget your beauty sleep as well ….make quality sleep a priority ..a must for gorgeous skin and weight management.
Younger Secrets® values the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid so much we have added it our Age Defying Collagen™ supplements and our Apple Stem Cell Repair Serum.
Eleni Papakonstantinou, 1 Michael Roth, 2 and George Karakiulakis 1 Hyaluronic acid: A key molecule in skin aging. Dermatoendocrinol. 2012 Jul 1; 4(3): 253–258.