Skin Care

5 Superfoods to Boost Your Skin's Hyaluronic Acid Levels

Hyaluronic acid is a natural element found in the body and plays a key role in maintaining the health of your skin by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and improving skin hydration, elasticity, and texture. Unfortunately, the levels of hyaluronic acid in your body decrease as you age. The acid is available in oral supplements, injections, and topical products but a great way to maintain the natural hyaluronic acid levels in your body is by consuming foods that are rich in it. The age-old saying “you are what you eat” is absolutely true as your body can produce more hyaluronic acid if you adjust your diet. On that note, here’s a list of superfoods to boost your skin’s hyaluronic acid levels and help it stay smooth and supple all the time.

Foods to boost your skin’s natural hyaluronic acid levels

1. Sweet potato

Sweet potato is rich in vitamin A, C, fibre, and manganese and is extremely nutritious for one’s health. It also provides lots of magnesium in each serving, which allows your body to produce hyaluronic acid. Apart from this, sweet potato also contains antioxidants that prevent oxidative cell damage.

2. Bone broth

Bone broth is made by simmering the bones of animals in water for long hours. This results in a flavourful liquid that is one of the best sources of hyaluronic acid. It contains a huge amount of proteins and minerals and is a great source of energy too. A great way to consume bone broth is to drink it by itself but if this doesn’t work for you then you can also add the broth to soups, gravy, or cook it with something else of your choice to encourage healthy and supple skin.

3. Soy

Soy has tons of benefits and can assist the body in making hyaluronic acid. Products such as tofu, edamame and tempeh are a good way to include soy into your regular diet. These products contain estrogen and phytoestrogens that help to trigger an increase in the amount of hyaluronan in the skin. Not only does soy help with this but it also contains plant-based proteins that are an alternative to fish and meat. A diet rich in soy helps to make the skin firm and decrease signs of ageing.

4. Greens

Greens such as kale, spinach, coriander, and lettuce are abundant sources of magnesium and help support hyaluronic acid production. In addition to leafy greens, broccoli, avocado, kiwi, beans, and okra are also HA-friendly foods. These superfoods help to flush out toxins from the body and deliver your skin with essential nutrients to make it look radiant and glowing.

5. Nuts and seeds

If you’re looking for another dose of hyaluronic acid to add to your diet, look no further than nuts and seeds. Due to their high magnesium content, nuts and seeds can help promote the production of hyaluronic acid which in turn can help with your natural glow and smooth texture. For the highest concentration of magnesium and plenty of extra benefits, try chia seeds, pine seeds, brazil nuts, cashew nuts, almonds, and pumpkin seeds. These also help you burn energy and are a fantastic source of proteins, vitamins, fibres, and healthy fats.

6. Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits are not only good for your overall health but also play a huge role when it comes to delivering natural hyaluronic acid to your body. They are rich in naringenin which prevents the breakdown of HA in the body. So, include fruits such as berries, oranges, lemon, grapefruit, kiwis, tomatoes, bananas, lemon, and mangoes into your regular diet to ensure that your skin looks soft, supple, and youthful. The best part? This group of vitamin C is probably the yummiest and easiest to add to your diet.

7. Root or starchy veggies

Apart from sweet potatoes, starchier root vegetables such as turnips, onions, potatoes, carrots, taro roots, and jicama are a good source of hyaluronic acid production in the body. These also contribute to your overall well-being as they contain magnesium, potassium, fibre, and vitamins such as A, C and B6 while protecting your skin from oxidative damage.

8. Bell peppers

Whether eaten raw, grilled, or stir-fried, red, green, and yellow peppers are bursting with vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, K, and hyaluronic acid. Packed with antioxidants, they protect our skin from free radicals that are responsible for cell ageing. They also increase the production of collagen which slows as you age. This in turn leads to the prevention of wrinkles, and fine lines. So, don’t skip this healthy, colourful addition to your plate!

How to include hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine?

Along with consuming HA-friendly foods, you can also achieve maximum skin benefits by including hyaluronic acid products in your regular skincare routine. Here’s how to do so –

1. Cleanser: Remove dirt, dust, oil, and impurities from your skin by using the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Gel Cleanser. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, this cleanser plumps up the skin with hydration without making it feel over-dry.

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2. Serum: Get plump, radiant, and healthy-looking skin by applying a few drops of the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5 % Hyaluronic Acid Serum. One of the hyaluronic acid serum benefits for skin is that this product is alcohol-free, fragrance-free, and doesn’t leave your skin feeling irritated, regardless of your skin type.

Revitalift 1.5 % Hyaluronic Acid Serum 30ml

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3. Moisturizer: Use the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Plumping Day Cream over freshly cleansed face and neck to nourish and pamper your skin with the love and care it needs. Apply this hyaluronic acid moisturizer twice a day for best results.

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4. Sheet mask: Achieve hydrated skin and maximum benefits of hyaluronic acid in just a few minutes by including the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Fresh Mix Serum Sheet Mask into your regular skincare routine.

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Browse through a wide range of L'Oréal Paris hyaluronic acid products and don’t miss including these products into your regular skincare routine to flaunt the skin of your dreams. Also, make sure to include the above-mentioned foods containing hyaluronic acid for the body in your list when you go grocery shopping next!