If you pay attention to beauty news in the slightest, you’ve likely heard the term “hyaluronic acid” floating around quite a bit lately.
And while everyone is singing its praises, you may be wondering what the heck the scientific-sounding stuff even is.
It’s true that lots of products get introduced onto the market all the time. But this one you may want to perk up and pay attention to. It packs a powerful skin care punch you won’t want to miss.
So what is it and why should you use it? Let’s answer those questions and show you how to use hyaluronic acid in your skin care regime.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
When you hear the word “acid”, moisture isn’t something you likely think of. But that’s exactly what hyaluronic acid gives!
On the science-y side of things, hyaluronic acid is a carbohydrate molecule that’s naturally found in our skin. In fact, it’s THE molecule involved in keeping our skin hydrated. It has the ability to bind with and keep the water molecules our skin craves.
And when we say it’s THE molecule for skin moisture, it’s not an exaggeration. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. To put it another way, one ounce holds up to six liters of water.
Talk about a moisture power punch! But it doesn’t get too greedy. It only holds onto the moisture that you need, never giving your skin too much water.
But while hyaluronic acid is a natural component, the formulas we use in skin care is a synthetic version. And it’s these versions that help replenish our skin from the natural process of hyaluronic acid depletion that happens as we age.
What Are the Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?
Ever wonder why a baby’s skin is so soft? It’s because it’s loaded with hyaluronic acid.
As we age, our skin begins to lose the hyaluronic acid, which will cause it to look dry, wrinkled, and rough.
By applying topical versions, you can reverse this process.
Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, which means it will act as a moisture sponge to your skin’s surface. This sponge will attract and absorb the water molecules around it, even from the air itself!
This results in pump, hydrated, moisture-happy skin.
Improves Skin’s Protective Barrier
The outer layers of our skin act as an armor of sorts. Protecting us from external elements that can cause harm. But when our skin is dry and cracked, it leaves the surface vulnerable to damage and infections.
The moisture-rich benefits of hyaluronic acid help repair our protective barrier, strengthening our armor with healthier, stronger skin.
When we lose moisture, we also lose the suppleness that keeps our skin from forming lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Picture the difference between a raisin and a juicy grape. Sure, it’s a funny comparison, but you get the point.
Hyaluronic acid plumps the skin back up. This not only smooths any lines or wrinkles but also gives your skin back its firmness. Your skin will appear more toned, hydrated, and supple again.
As if moisture and anti-aging properties aren’t enough to send you running to the nearest serum bottle, hyaluronic acid also increases your skin’s ability to heal and repair itself.
With it’s anti-inflammatory and skin soothing properties, hyaluronic acid is often recommended for people with dry or eczema-prone skin. It also helps those recovering from certain procedures, such as laser treatments or chemical peels.
Plus, it helps fight free radical damage due to its antioxidant effects. This prevents the breakdown of elastin and collagen, which we all know is the sun’s way of aging us even more.
Any Skin Type Can Use It
Hyaluronic acid doesn’t discriminate when it comes to skin types. Everyone can join the party!
While it obviously helps those with dry, dehydrated skin, people with normal to oily skin will also reap the benefits.
That’s because normal to oily skin needs moisture too. Plus, cleansing can often deplete the skin of the needed moisture barrier, which hyaluronic acid can replenish.
And those with sensitive skin will love the anti-inflammatory and healing properties it gives them.
How to Use Hyaluronic Acid
While hyaluronic acid can come in a variety of beauty products, there are two main ways to incorporate it into your routine to get the most bang for your buck. This would be in the form of serums and moisturizers.
Hyaluronic Acid Serums
Serums are highly recommended mostly because they have a thinner consistency – and you can get a more potent concentration. This equals up to faster and greater results.
It’s best to use a serum on a regular basis, both in the morning and at night. Follow up with a moisturizer to lock everything in.
When using a serum, you want to make sure it gets absorbed into your skin completely before you start the next step in your skin care layering routine. Wait at least 15 minutes before you move on.
Our Eva Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum provides you with a unique blend of vitamins and oils you won’t find anywhere else! We’ve added even more anti-aging properties, including:
- Vitamin C to diminish dark spots and boosts collagen production
- Vitamin B and CoQ10 to prevent sagging, promote cell health, and enhance elasticity
- Vitamin E and Marigold to defend against UV rays and free radical damage
Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizers
To pack even more hyaluronic acid punch into your routine, follow up the serum with our moisturizing cream.
The Eva Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Cream contains anti-aging and revitalizing ingredients, such as Retinol, CoQ10, Vitamin E, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C, Green Tea, and Rose Hip.
Give Your Skin Care Regimen a Boost with Hyaluronic Acid
Now all the hype makes perfect sense, and rightfully so. Knowing how to use hyaluronic acid will be a beautiful game changer in your daily skincare routine.
Have questions about any of our products or want to learn more about how hyaluronic acid can work for you? Contact us today! We’d be happy to help assist.