You may have heard of Hyaluronic acid already and it might currently be in your skincare routine, but are you using it properly? Here are some tips and tricks on how to use Hyaluronic acid in the winter so that you get the full benefits of it.
What is Hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that’s naturally found in our bodies. It helps to keep the skin plump and helps to retain moisture in the joints to keep them lubricated. It is also a humectant, which means it can hold and draw water.
As we age, our levels of Hyaluronic acid decrease, along with collagen and elastin. With the loss of Hyaluronic acid, this causes the skin to lose its natural moisture. As the skin gets drier, it’s more likely to develop wrinkles and the drier the skin, the more pronounced they are. These wrinkles can be plumped out by using Hyaluronic acid as it can retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
With Hyaluronic acid, it’s important to use one with different molecular weights. Lower molecular weights can penetrate the skin at a deeper level, helping to plump up the skin more effectively. Larger molecular weights sit on top of the skin, plumping and hydrating at a surface level.
As mentioned above, Hyaluronic acid draws moisture into the skin, helping to plump it. If it is applied to dry skin in the winter, where the air is typically dry, it can have the opposite effect, drawing moisture out of the skin. For this reason, it is recommended to apply it to wet or damp skin, locking it in with a moisturiser or facial oil. This prevents any moisture from being removed from the skin by acting as a barrier.
If you want to add Hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine, you can start with the AGELESS total pure hyaluronic filler, formulated with 6 different molecular weights of Hyaluronic acid, helping to plump up the skin at a surface and deeper level. The Vital C hydrating repair creme also contains Hyaluronic acid and is a great product to use at night. It locks in moisture while you sleep, revealing glowing, plump skin in the morning.
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