Say Hi to Hyaluronic Acid:
Did you know that Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in our skin? It holds water and helps to keep our skin hydrated and fresh. The HA within our bodies holds a thousand times its weight in water in order to retain all that moisture in our skin and joints, but also prevent it from evaporating into the air.
What does Hyaluronic Acid do?
Hyaluronic Acid alleviates dry skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
By adding moisture to the skin and smoothing the skin’s surface, it also improves overall texture to help lessen the appearance of acne scars and can calm redness.
Why is Hyaluronic Acid so important?
As we get older, we lose collagen and hyaluronic acid naturally. Factors such as harsh winters, certain skincare products, and underlying skin conditions can cause breaks in the protective skin barrier. This allows water to escape, resulting in dehydrated skin. This is why creating a tailored skin regimen to your specific skin is so crucial, and including HA in that regimen is a great way to keep skin healthy and youthful.
Should I use Hyaluronic Acid every day?
Moisturizers and serums are two of the most common forms of hyaluronic acid. Use a moisturizer infused with hyaluronic acid at the time when you'd usually moisturize. Ideally, this would be twice a day and always after cleansing, exfoliating, or applying serums.
Can I use hyaluronic acid under my eyes?
Hyaluronic acid is safe to use under the eyes. It smoothes away the appearance of fine lines and dark circles, making your eyes look bright and lively.
Is it okay to use on the hands? On the neck?
Hyaluronic acid’s benefits don’t just stop at the face. Using it on your hands and neck as part of your skincare routine is encouraged.
Hyaluronic Acid Vs. Vitamin C:
Although some of the benefits to your skin are similar, these two are completely different, but both recommended. Hyaluronic acid helps keep skin moisturized, while Vitamin C protects you from sun damage and helps fade skin discoloration. Not only can you use Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid together, but when you do they can complement each as an effective way of keeping skin hydrated and evenly toned.
Are there any cons to using Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid can cause irritation to the skin in some cases. It usually depends on three factors: the sensitivity of your skin, application, and the type of HA you use. If you ever experience tightness or burning, you should stop using, listen to your skin and consult with your Dermatologist.