A Guide To This Amazing Ingredient
Hyaluronic acid has been a staple of skincare products for the last few years, and it’s easy to understand why. This ingredient is an incredible powerhouse when it comes to hydration, so if you haven’t already been including hyaluronic acid in your routine then now’s the time! Let’s delve into how this powerful humectant can amp up your skin-care ritual.
What is it And How Can it Benefit Your Skin?
When we hear the word ‘acid’, exfoliants immediately come to mind. Interestingly, hyaluronic acid is actually a naturally-occurring sugar that our body produces at birth; it’s commonly found as “sodium hyaluronate” on product labels. Not only does this humectant help retain moisture within skin cells, but it also regulates water content for extra hydration.
Have you ever noticed how smooth and supple a baby’s skin is? This can be attributed to the high levels of hyaluronic acid present in their bodies, which unfortunately begins to decrease as we age. In addition, sun exposure or environmental aggressors like air pollutants further reduces our body’s natural store of this key component, leading to dry and less elastic skin.
Hyaluronic acid has a reputation for being capable of holding up to 1000 times its weight in water, but what does that mean? It’s easier to understand when you visualize it. If we imagine our skin cells as small dry sponges then Hyaluronic Acid is the water which soaks into them and increases their size by an unbelievable thousand fold! Not only this, but Hyaluronic Acid helps keep moisture levels high within each cell resulting in firmer, more glowing skin.
How Can it Enhance Your Skin’s Health?
Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant that has the capability to attract and retain moisture in the skin, resulting in a hydrated, firm and supple complexion. Every one of us desires for glowing skin so why not use hyaluronic acid together with moisturizer? Whether your type of skin tends to be dry or you are dealing with dehydration issues – this solution will help restore your radiance.
Dehydration or Dryness, What is The Difference?
To remain hydrated and healthy, our skin requires both water and oil. Dry skin is a paricular type of complexion, while dehydration is an individual condition – each is missing separate key components to protect the surface from damage. With proper attention to skincare needs, you can ensure your face is nourished with all it needs for optimal health.
If you have dry skin, your complexion may feel and appear dull due to lack of natural oil production. Even when using moisturizers regularly, flakiness can still occur. Fortunately, emollients such as botanical ingredients like shea butter combined with lipids and oils add the missing oil back in while hyaluronic acid brings deep hydration into the skin for lasting moisture retention.
Everyone, regardless of skin type—even oily!—can suffer from dehydration due to the absence of water in their dermis. Without proper hydration, one’s complexion may start feeling dry and tight or look red and dull; furthermore, breakouts that never seem to go away could arise as a result. Utilizing an effective humectant such as hyaluronic acid alongside a light facial moisturizer can assist greatly with quenching your otherwise parched epidermis by drawing necessary moisture into it all day long.
How to Add it to Your Skincare Routine?
We take a comprehensive approach to using hyaluronic acid in our products, ensuring that every aspect of the process is optimized for maximum effectiveness.
After you cleanse and tone your skin, the next step is utilizing a hyaluronic serum to reap its benefits. It’s essential to remember though that after using any product with high concentrations of this ingredient, it must be immediately followed up with moisturizer in order to maintain hydration levels.
Maximize your hydration with a moisturizer that combines humectants and emollients, including hyaluronic acid, to lock in moisture benefits.
- BeautyStat Universal Pro-Bio Moisture Boost Cream
- 100%Pure Watermelon Cucumber Water Locking Moisturizer
Not only does Hyaluronic Acid help keep your skin hydrated, but it can also be found in some SPF products to provide ultimate protection against the sun.
Last but not least, this amazing ingredient can also be found in makeup to hydrate and deliver a flawless finish to the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is so beneficial that it’s worth every bit of the hype! So, whatever your skin type or needs may be, give your complexion an infusion of hydration with this humectant.