In red carpet season, we envy celebrities at award ceremonies; we examine their skin and hair and see “which designer they are wearing.”
It’s hard not-to notice women who have fair, radiant, and glowing skin, which is a sign of good health. Although celebrities spend a lot of time improving their appearance of their on the outside, the real key to younger skin is proper nutrition and healthy habits.
In addition to-eating healthy and exercising, there is a much-talked-about supplement that can help prevent wrinkles and dryness that make skin look unsightly. It’s called hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a glycosaminoglycan that acts as the intracellular cement or connective tissue glue. As its name suggests, connective tissue supports and binds all other types of tissues.
Loose connective tissue holds the-skin and internal organs in place, while dense connective tissue includes tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. So, in essence, hyaluronic acid not only helps the structure of connective tissue but is also the “glue” that holds our bodies together.
Conserving HA in body tissues is an important anti-aging strategy. One of the reasons why the skin develops lines and wrinkles is the loss of HA. By the time you reach your 70s, the body’s HA content is typically 80% lower than levels in your 40s. From the age of 45, more or less, the levels of HA in the skin begin to decrease.
There is a lot-of evidence showing that applying HA topically prevents wrinkles. Now researchers have found that taking hyaluronic acid orally is also beneficial in restoring moisture and suppleness to the skin.
Recent clinical studies on the oral use of HA in patients with dry and rough have shown that patients who have taken a supplement of purified bioavailable hyaluronic acid have led to a significant increase (46%) in the initial values of dermal moisture.
Hyaluronic acid is an essential bodily substance for our health, but we now know that it is also the key to beautiful skin.