If you haven’t heard about Hyaluronic Acid yet, you’ve been living under a rock. It’s been creating a buzz and brands have been quick to jump in and include it in all their products – in face creams, in face masks, in face washes, in serums, in ampoules, you name it. But what exactly is it?
For anyone who’s taken 2 weeks of chemistry, the word ‘acid’ immediately gets associated with harshness and a prickly, irritated red face. However, that’s far from the truth with this miracle ingredient. Hyaluronic Acid is an excellent ingredient that provides intense hydration for all those out there tackling their days with a flaky top layer on your face. It also occurs naturally in our bodies and is present in our skin, our eyes, and helps lubricate our joints.
And yes, this is the ingredient Kylie Jenner gets injected in her lips to achieve that plump look.
Hyaluronic Acid can hold around 1,000 times its own weight in water.
It’s a megastar acid you need in your skin care routine, especially if you notice the occasional dry patch crop up here and there on your face. Moreover, you can incorporate it in your diet to get the glowing skin you deserve.
1. BONE BROTH
Bone broth is one of the healthiest foods which provides various nutrients and vitamins to the body and it also is one of the highest in HA levels.
2. DARK CHOCOLATE
Yes, it’s true.
3. RED WINE
Time to go grab a great bottle of Pinot Noir and down it with some dark chocolate cake.
Fish eyeballs are particularly great, but I doubt you’d find that appetising. Sticking to fish filets works too!
5. ORGAN MEAT
Time to stock up on the livers (especially veal liver), kidneys, and hearts (yes, you can eat heart). Watch out, though, organ meat is also high in fat content, so consume it with caution.
6. CITRUS FRUITS AND BANANAS
Fruits high in vitamin C are also high in Hyaluronic Acid. Oranges, lemons, lime, grapefruits, tangerines, they all help boost your HA levels.