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The Healthy Aging Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

This star skincare ingredient should be a cornerstone of your anti-aging routine.

By Karen Truhe, MPH

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Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced by the body that is present in all of our tissues and fluids. An amazing 50 percent of our body’s hyaluronic acid is in the skin, connective tissue and eyes.

As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid present in our body decreases, which can make skin appear dry, dehydrated and less firm.

A topical hyaluronic acid serum is a must for your healthy aging arsenal. It boosts the skin’s hydration so that it appears more hydrated, smoother and lessens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

In a 2017 study, women with mild to moderate sun damage who used a topical serum had a significant increase in hyaluronic acid skin content after only 4 weeks of use. Skin hydration and quality were also improved.

Taking an oral supplement has its benefits as well. Not surprisingly, ingesting hyaluronic acid boosts skin’s hydration to help combat age-related skin dryness.

Another benefit of taking an oral supplement includes improved joint health. A Japanese study found that subjects with osteoarthritis of the knee who took 200 milligrams of hyaluronic acid every day for 12 months, combined with knee-strengthening exercises, reported fewer symptoms than subjects who performed the exercises but did not supplement.

Got dry eyes? According to experts, approximately 1 in 7 people over the age of 65 experience this condition. Several studies on dry eye patients have found that hyaluronic acid-containing eye drops improve dry eye symptoms.

Try these:

NOW Foods Solutions Hyaluronic Acid Firming Serum

Apply this serum to areas where fine lines are visible for an extra boost of hydration before applying moisturizer. Use in the morning and evening for best results.

NeoCell Hyaluronic Acid Double Strength (120 milligram capsules)

Take one capsule daily to improve the skin’s moisture levels. Also great for improved joint and eye health.

Hylatears Lubricant Eye Drops

Apply 1-2 drops as needed for long-lasting dry eye relief.



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