Hyaluronic acid for your face: what is it and why is it a must have for facial care?
Halu, hyalon, hyaluronic acid. When you read the word for the first time, you probably - like almost everyone else - flip the first letters of this word with each other at least three times. Why do they always make such complicated words for super good substances? Fortunately, the properties of this miracle substance make up for a lot. Do you suffer from lines, wrinkles, or dull skin? Then from now on, you shouldn't go out the door without hyaluronic acid on your face. Why? Because it is a moisturizer.
What is hyaluronic acid?
If you have never heard of hyaluronic acid, it is high time to change that. It is an ingredient that makes your skin incredibly happy! Hyaluronic acid is one of the best ingredients in skincare. Let's break it down. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that provides moisture. It is a substance that is already naturally present in your skin. It has the powerful ability to attract up to a thousand times its own weight in moisture. But it also retains the attracted moisture. So it's basically a magnet for keeping your skin hydrated.
To throw some more complicated words into the mix, hyaluronic acid is also a glycosaminoglycan. Basically, it's a natural, body-derived substance which helps your skin look fresh and young. Hyaluronic acid is the most important glycosaminoglycan for your skin, as it ensures that your skin:
- Is proetcted
- In balance
- Renews itself
In addition, hyaluronic acid for your face moisturizes. It draws moisture from the environment. So while you cycle to work this substance is also actively working. Moisture is important for every skin, but if you have dry and dehydrated skin, it is much needed.
What does hyaluronic acid do for your face?
Let's get educational: what does hyaluronic acid do for your face? Well, this substance is above all an insanely good moisturizer and retainer. The result? Your skin feels super healthy and glowing.
When is hyaluronic acid a must for your facial care?
- When you have lines and wrinkles in your face
- When your dull skin is crying out for hydration
- When your skin is still young, the skin itself retains moisture just fine and so it stays at the right level. But as the years go by, this ability begins to diminish. As a result, your skin is less firm, less supple and lines and wrinkles slowly appear, adorning your face. Hyaluronic acid helps your skin to counteract these effects. Per gram of hyaluronic acid it holds up to 6 liters of moisture. A bizarre amount! On the other hand, it never gives your skin too much moisture. For too much moisture is not good. So it's a wonder drug for your face.
Besides moisturizing and retaining, it also refreshes the upper layers of the skin. This gives your face a beautiful, natural glow and you immediately see fewer fine lines and wrinkles.
These skin types say yes to hyaluronic acid for their face:
Before you think that only older skin craves hyaluronic acid, you're wrong. All skin types can benefit from this wonder drug. In fact, it is very gentle and works great for the skin. Even for sensitive, often red skin, skin with eczema or rosacea sensitive skin. But even if you suffer from pimples, hyaluronic acid is good. It has namely a calming effect. So say bye, bye to those irritating blemishes.
Hyaluronic acid and your beauty routine
Can your face use a natural glow? Then our Multi-molecular weight HA serum should not be missing from your beauty case. Before you get excited, it's good to know how to combine the products for the very best results, when to apply the hyaluronic acid to your face and how many drops to use.
Can you combine hyaluronic acid with other products?
The great thing about hyaluronic acid, is that it works well with other ingredients. So you can confidently combine it, er heart, with products and ingredients such as peels, vitamins, retinol and other acids. Have you applied the serum? Apply the next layer of your routine before the previous product is completely dry. Especially if the new layer of your skincare is water-based, you'll get the most out of your serum. This is because the moisture enhances the hydrating effect of hyaluronic acid. This is because the pores are more open and the hyaluronic acid then absorbs the water.
When is the best to use the hyaluronic acid serum?
In the morning when you get up, drip the serum with hyaluronic acid on your face. You can also do it in the evening, or even both. Apply the drops to the areas where your skin could use some moisture. Or combine it with your favo skincare products to make its benefits even more potent. Combining and blending may seem similar, yet there is an important difference here. While layering products is very good for your skin, mixing is strongly discouraged. This is because you are reformulating the product, which takes the power out of the product.
First cleanse your skin, drop the drops into your hand and apply to your face and neck. Is your skin - or your bathroom - still slightly damp? Take advantage of that! This allows the HA molecules to utilize that water to bind to. Then give yourself a mini massage, so that the drops get all over your skin. Just a nice relaxing moment for yourself. Then wait patiently, so that the serum can do its work. Now you can apply a moisturizer and do not forget to protect your skin in the morning with a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF. This product protects skin cells from accelerated aging and other cell damage caused by UV radiation from direct and indirect sunlight. In addition, it ensures that skincare products can do their job properly. Do you use active ingredients such as AHAs? Then oiling is extra important. Your skin is then even more sensitive to the sun. Sunburn can prevent hyperpigmentation.
The number of drops of hyaluronic acid at a time
Good news: you don't have to apply the drops very generously to go from dry skin to baby skin. 2 to 3 drops at a time is more than enough. Especially if you realize that one gram of hyaluronic acid holds 6 liters of moisture.
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