Hyaluronic acid's more than just a face-friendly active ingredient!

Highly regarded as a miracle-working molecule, hyaluronic acid has become a must-have to combat the effects of skin ageing. It guarantees hydrated, smooth and firm skin. Known for its nigh-on miraculous anti-ageing properties, hyaluronic acid is top of the podium when it comes to combating the passage of time. Its benefits? It hydrates, firms and improves skin's suppleness.

Although hyaluronic injections are a common recourse, there are plenty of other ways you can benefit from its powers without a needle in sight: hyaluronic acid is routinely added to anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle treatments and can also be found as a dietary supplement. For example, the Revitalift Laser X3 Day Cream by L’Oréal Paris harnesses the power of hyaluronic acid to visibly reduce wrinkles, re-firm, and refine texture for younger looking radiant skin.

But did you know that hyaluronic acid does not only benefit the skin on your face? Here are some more ways in which hyaluronic acid benefits your body overall!

As you age, your stomachs, like our faces, head south. Love handles appear below our ribs, alongside horizontal folds, apparent when we sit down (or even when we stand up!). Vertical furrows of all sizes can also crop up between our sternum and belly button. Solution - Hyaluronic acid injections can six-pack (well, almost) our tummies! They can also treat lax skin around the navel for a killer midriff and zap scars from operations (appendix, caesarians, etc.)

Having to face the elements (temperature fluctuations in particular) can cause your neck and cleavage skin to quickly age. Welcome to crepey skin and turkey necks! Solution - Deeply hydrate skin using varying molecular weights of hyaluronic acid. High-weight molecular injections have an instant lifting effect, but this will disappear in 15 minutes. However, deeply-penetrating low molecular weight injections can smooth and plump skin from your neck down to your cleavage.

Loss of elasticity causes the skin under your arms to sag. Fat cells increase, thickening your arms and giving them an orange peel texture. Solution - Using a micro-needling technique (a pen containing several thin, short needles), hyaluronic acid can be pumped into the dermis. These injections sometimes include vitamins and trace elements. The result is firmer arms and smoother skin.

As with your faces, your hands have to constantly face the elements. What's more, hand skin is finer, meaning it easily gets damaged. As you often forget to pamper your hands, the results are manifold. Over time liver spots and dry patches of thin skin appear, whilst your veins become apparent.

Solution - Hyaluronic acid injections on the back of your hands, in between your fingers. They stop your hands from looking boney, leaving them youthfully plump and smooth.