Properties and applications of hyaluronic acid
No book on the theme of eternal youth and beauty. Pictures of celebrities, look like in 50 years on 30, make us dream about the possibility to extend the youth at least not much. In cosmetology already today we have many options for treatments, creams for the face and save you from wrinkles. But now conducted many studies to achieve eternal youth and beauty.
Hyaluronic acid – a modern rejuvenator, used in cosmetics mostly for the face. As it is popularly called: the elixir of youth, beauty shot etc. I Must say that such glory is the means justifies.
If you want to know, what is hyaluronic acid, how to restore balance in the body by means of a review of nutrition and how to apply hyaluronic acid at home facial, this article will be useful for you. You will also learn what treatments are now common in beauty salons and what are their main pros and cons.
In the 20th century the use of hyaluronic acid has been found to treat the sick and wounded soldiers doctor Gamal N. F. And only later it was noticed that hyaluronic acid has many other useful properties that can be used for the benefit of man.
The use of hyaluronic acid in cosmetics
- The formation of a protective film on the surface of the skin, this in turn increases its resistance to aggressive environments and atmospheric pollution.
- Control of the moisture content in the cells does not affect gas exchange mechanisms.
- Filling wrinkles and folds in the skin, thus the skin becomes taut, smooth and visibly smoothed.
- Moisture to even the most scaly and dry skin, making it tender and soft.
- Effective rejuvenation, improving elasticity of the skin.
- A powerful influence on the biologically active ingredients of other cosmetic products.
- The healing of wounds. This can be used for the treatment of scars after removal of pimples and blackheads.
- The use of hyaluronic acid for hair as a component of masks for moisturizing and healing hair.
Despite the fact that the injection of hyaluronic acid is a common and convenient procedure to preserve the fresh appearance, it has its own advantages and disadvantages. The advantages of the procedure include:
- immediate effect;
Unlike other natural products that result from the use of them, you can wait a very long time, the use of hyaluronic acid for the face is evident immediately.
- compatibility with the skin;
GK is contained in every body and is produced naturally, but with age, its quantity decreases, so you have to add it to the skin using artificial means, if you want to have the same fresh and youthful appearance. However, such artificial addition of under the skin is usually well accepted by the organism.
- effect after injection is maintained until year;
This period is usually quite satisfied with the beauties that seek to extend the youthfulness of their skin. At the end of the validity period, you must repeat the procedure.
- side effects of hyaluronic acid are practically absent;
- suitable for injection around the eyes;
despite the fact that the skin around the eyes has high tenderness and requires great care, hyaluronic acid for eyes also has a wide application.
Disadvantages of the use of
Now let us consider the downsides of this component for the skin.
Disadvantages of hyaluronic acid in cosmetics not so much, but you need to remember that each case is unique and before its use as injections or hyaluronic acid masks on its basis it is necessary to discuss with a good doctor, because despite the small likelihood of harm hyaluronic acid, yet such a case never be ruled out.
- «lazy» cells;
As mentioned above, the effect of subcutaneous injections may last on average a year. Most women and girls want to extend their happiness and go for a second procedure. At this time the cells of our body seeing that hyaluronic acid continuously and in sufficient quantity is delivered under the skin due to and cease to develop this component independently. Thus, develop tolerance to salon procedures.
This cosmetic product refers to a group of biologically active substances. This means that the acid can worsen certain diseases or aggravate the course of.
Before its acceptance in the salons and med. the agencies will conduct mandatory tests and identify possible risks and threat to health or skin condition. Before the use of hyaluronic acid in the home, must pass a medical examination and to ask permission from the doctor or make their own decision about this. At risk of the use of GK: people with a bad blood clot, inflammatory lesions on the skin, infectious diseases, and also pregnant women, women during lactation and those who have recently (less than a month ago spent laser resurfacing of the face or deep peel.
- relatively expensive;
And although the cabin components with GC are compared to other procedures aimed at rejuvenation, not so much, given that the procedure needs to be repeated periodically, this way to support fresh faces are not suitable for all of average Russian women.
Treatments in salons gialuronka for face
The procedure of rejuvenation in beauty salon is one of the active substances on the basis of hyaluronate. How much is the injection of hyaluronic acid varies from the price of the active component and the popularity of salon. 1 ml of the drug hyaluronic acid cost ranges about one and a half thousand rubles. Among the procedures with the use of hyaluronic acid include the following.
Under the skin of the problem area (wrinkle, crease, pit) is introduced in the gel, which penetrates into all cavities, thereby filling the space and increasing the surface. This gel also has excellent capacity – retention of moisture in cells. The cost of the procedure starts from 4 thousand rubles. The effect is noticeable within a year, but each, of course, this period may vary.
Disadvantage: painful procedure. Eliminated the use of anesthesia.
Actually is a variation of the previous procedure with the only difference that this is not a synthetic gel, and hyaluronic acid, is almost devoid of other additives. The procedure starts in the body’s natural production of collagen, which determines the depth and frequency of wrinkles.
The cost varies from 6 thousand rubles.
This type of treatment is aimed primarily not at the rejuvenation but at the Transfiguration. It can be used to correct the shape of the cheeks, lips, cheeks, chin, and nasolabial folds. Hyaluronic acid for lips is used most often for their gain, but it can also change their path.
The active ingredient, injected under the skin, capable of holding a lot of water molecules, which gives the skin a beautiful and «lush» look and also a healthy color and elasticity. That’s why hyaluronic acid is used in the lips to make them more appetizing.
The cost starts from 10 thousand rubles. The effect lasts from several months to a year.
Mask with hyaluronic acid
To use this tool only through the cosmetologist, it is also possible the independent preparation of masks and cosmetics use, which is incorporated in the hyaluronic acid. Do not expect the same effect as subcutaneous injections, as masks and creams act only on the superficial layers of the skin, whereas the internal component is not activated. However, to even out small wrinkles, moisturize the skin, maintain freshness and improve the complexion so.
For making masks with hyaluronic acid at home we need a proper acid or its salt with sodium. You can buy them in online stores or in some pharmacies.
The simplest mask with hyaluronic acid at home is prepared in the following sequence:
- Measure out 2 grams of powder of the active ingredient.
- Add to it 30 ml of boiled warm water.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Leave to swell for half an hour.
- Appeared during this time, the lumps should be carefully mash.
- The finished composition should be a viscous mass, the amount should be enough for several doses.
Apply this mask is very simple. If we use hyaluronic acid from wrinkles, then apply it onto the problem areas. If you want in General to refresh and rejuvenate the face, apply a thin layer all over the skin. Before applying you need to wash and clean the skin scrub. So the effect will be more noticeable.
Rinse off the mask is not necessary, it is completely absorbed into the skin over time. After full absorption to the skin need to apply moisturizer or anti-aging mask.
The average course of self-rejuvenation comprises 11-15 procedures.
What foods contain hyaluronic acid?
The main products that contains hyaluronic acid, can be combined into four groups:
- Animal sources.
- Soy sources.
- Red wine.
Animal food is a powerful stock and supplier of hyaluronic acid. Nourishing broth based on meat, bones, tendons, meat, jellied pork, Turkey and other meats are recommended to eat.
However, vegetarians can pamper your skin with hyaluronic acid, adding diet soy products. Beans, tofu, soy milk increase the content of ha in the body.
Red wines also provide the content of this component in the body at the proper level.
Nettle and burdock are absolute Champions on the content of the components active in the production of hyaluronic acid in the cells.
Be healthy and beautiful at any age!