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Beauty Lingo: Hyaluronic Acid

Get the 411 on the solution to dry, parched skin here.
Beauty Lingo: Hyaluronic Acid Get the 411 on the solution to dry, parched skin here.

Beauty Lingo is our mini-series dedicated to terms you often encounter in beauty. Our first installment sheds a light on hyaluronic acid, a common staple in anti-aging skincare. Read on to know more about it.

We are all aware that moisture is key to owning a youthful face, and if you’ve got dry or dehydrated skin, scout for the anti-aging gem in the beauty counters with hyaluronic acid in it. Naturally found in our joints, eyes, and skin, it depletes as we age. This calls for extra help from skincare products boosted with hyaluronic acid. Its camel-like water-holding properties is enough to convince you: It holds up to 1,000 times its own weight in water. Imagine this gentle acid trapping moisture on your skin for hours, making pores look smaller, and skin, cottony soft.

You can find it almost anywhere now, thanks to the influx of hyaluronic acid skin care products. Although the instant plumping effects will get you hooked, it’s still far from wrinkle-erasing dreams. But, if you're tired of your dry-as-Sahara skin, let your pores guzzle up hyaluronic acid to kiss parched skin goodbye.

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