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All About Hyaluronic Acid (And Why It Matters)

One of the ingredients used in the Heavy Duty Cosmetics line is hyaluronic acid. When you hear the word "acid," you might assume that the products are harsh and contain elements that could potentially burn or harm your skin, but it couldn't be further from the truth! Hyaluronic acid is actually a sugar that is found in your body naturally. Adding it to cosmetic products boosts the health, softness, and vitality of your skin. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing ingredient!

Where Is Hyaluronic Acid Found?

Hyaluronic acid is a substance found in various areas of the body. It holds onto liquid to keep our skin and joints hydrated and to prevent the moisture held within it from evaporating or being processed out. Young people have ample supplies of hyaluronic acid, but as we get older, our bodies begin to produce less of it.

While we use it in our moisturisers (and we will talk about that in just a minute), there are other uses, too. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons sometimes use it as plumping agents during cosmetic and skin procedures. Because the body makes it naturally, it's considered safe to use as an injectable. This means that it is also safe to use as a topical ingredient, such as in serums, lotions, and creams.

What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do in Skincare Products?

Hyaluronic acid carries many benefits when used topically. First and foremost, it adds moisture to the skin and holds it there to prevent dehydration. When you use it on chapped, dry, or uncomfortable skin, you will feel it working quickly. It will soak in and keep the skin soft and smooth without allowing the newly introduced moisture to evaporate quickly.

The acid will improve the elasticity of your skin. This means that even dry, tight skin will feel better. You'll experience less chapping and cracking thanks to the increased softness and hydration in your skin. In fact, it works best when you apply it to slightly damp skin, as it will pull that moisture in without chapping.

How Else Can I Get Hyaluronic Acid Into My Skin?

While applying a topical lotion to your skin is the fastest way to increase your hyaluronic acid levels, you can also add foods to your diet that will help. By eating the right foods and applying our lotion after washing your hands, you can maximise the effects and bring amazing changes to the way your skin looks and feels. Here are some foods to introduce to your diet to really start seeing and feeling a difference in how your hardworking hands feel:

  • Bone broth: After eating the meat off of a whole chicken or a bone-in roast, boil the bones with a tablespoon or two of vinegar and a pot of water. Allow it to simmer for eight or more hours, then strain and refrigerate the broth. The next day, skim off the fat and you'll be left with a gelatin broth that carries many benefits, including increasing your hyaluronic acid levels.

  • Leafy vegetables: Lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, kale, and any other green, leafy vegetables that you enjoy are good for your overall health, including your skin health.

  • Root vegetables: Add sweet potatoes, turnips, beets, radishes, carrots, and any other vegetables that grow under the ground to your diet to boost your skin's hydration levels.

  • Soy products. Do you enjoy tofu or edamame? Adding these to your meals regularly will prompt your body to create more hyaluronic acid.

At Heavy Duty Cosmetics, we take pride in using the most up-to-date technology and the purest ingredients in our skincare products for industrial workers. Read up on why we use micellar technology, which helps to remove oils and grease from your skin without stripping it of its natural oils. Using our hand wash and our hand lotion together will help your hands look like they don't work nearly as hard as they do.

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