4 reasons you should include Hyaluronic Acid in your Skincare Routine
Hyaluronic Acid is one of those ingredients that has risen in popularity recently as consumers have become more skincare savvy. It is all well and good for skincare companies to put Hyaluronic Acid in their products in response to the growing popularity, but you might be wondering - what does it actually do and why should I be using it in my skincare? We did the work for you and are bringing you 4 reasons you should include Hyaluronic Acid in your skincare routine.
1. Hyaluronic Acid works as a moisture magnet and helps our cells retain moisture
Don’t be put off by the word ‘acid’ - this ingredient isn’t a harsh as it sounds! Hyaluronic Acid is a ‘humectant’ which means it works like a sponge to retain moisture so the skin is left looking plump and hydrated. When this ingredient is applied to your skin, it attracts moisture to boost hydration to the surface of the skin. The moisture that is attracted comes from the external environment, the moisture from the air around is absorbed to leave your skin plump and dewy. Because of the sponge-like tendencies, experts recommend applying Hyaluronic Acid before your moisturiser, as close to the skin as possible to keep everything locked in.
2. Our bodies already produce Hyaluronic Acid naturally
Because Hyaluronic Acid is already a natural component of our skin, applying a synthetic version helps to restore the skin to boost moisture levels and prevent moisture loss. Hyaluronic Acid prevents loss of elasticity, plumps the appearance of fine lines and keeps the skin smooth and hydrated. But, as our skin ages, the natural levels of Hyaluronic Acid diminishes.This can lead to our complexions to looking dull, dry, uneven in tone with our fine lines being emphasised. By adding a Hyaluronic Acid to your skincare routine, you are adding a boost of hydration to your skin and helping the skin appear more youthful over time.
3. Hyaluronic Acid benefits all skin types
Despite being associated with dry skin because of its hydrating properties, all skin types will reap the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid. No matter what your skin type, your skin needs moisture. Because Hyaluronic Acid is lightweight and often gel-like which means it won’t feel heavy and greasy on oily skin types. Mature skin also favours the use of Hyaluronic Acid because it prevents loss of skin elasticity and diminishes fine lines over time. Another great thing about Hyaluronic Acid is that it works as an antioxidant and has been found to protect against environmental aggressors, such as pollution as well.
4. Hyaluronic Acid can be easily added into your skincare routine because it is an ingredient available in a range of skincare products
Hyaluronic Acid makes it easy to give your skin an extra boost of hydration when it’s used in the right way. Hyaluronic Acid can be found in serums, creams and facial mists so there is room for you to experiment with products to see what works best for your skin. If you want to deliver maximum moisture, your skin will especially feel the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid if it is applied to your skin in the form of a serum. This is because the skin-hydrating benefits can penetrate your skin on a deeper level and is easily absorbed. It is important to remember to apply your Hyaluronic Acid products before your heavier facial oils and creams to seal in your skin’s moisture.
We hope that this post has helped clear up any confusion about Hyaluronic Acid. It in an ingredient that is a must-have for anyone who is looking to boost hydration and glow in their complexion. Whether you decide to use a Hyaluronic Serum as an intense hydrating treatment for your skin, or you’d prefer to opt for a facial cream or spray where Hyaluronic Acid is a complimentary ingredient as you target other skin concerns too - there is something for everyone. We stock a range of skincare products that contain Hyaluronic Acid, click here to find out more.