YOUR SKINCARE GUIDE TO HYALURONIC ACID
The world is evolving and it's a delight to see how people are slowly adapting themselves to making cautious decisions~ be it lifestyle, fashion, or skincare! Talking specifically about skincare, diving into the labels before purchasing a product is not only the need of the hour but it has also made the consumer aware of the various actives that our skin requires as it ages. Ever since we have started delving deep into the science behind skin-friendly acids, one active ingredient that we swear by is the Hyaluronic Acid, aka the natural hydrator for the skin.
We have a thousand reasons to love Hyaluronic Acid, given it is naturally produced in our skin to keep it optimally hydrated. But with time and age, as our skin gets in contact with several environmental factors like pollution, UV rays, and so on, the content of the naturally produced Hyaluronic Acid keeps reducing. Ideally, this is the time when one must introduce Hyaluronic enriched skincare to their everyday regime.
Why, you ask?
Since Hyaluronic Acid is a powerful humectant that has the ability to hold up to one thousand times its weight. It attracts moisture from around its surroundings and locks it into the skin, keeping it plump, healthy, and happily hydrated. Hyaluronic Acid is like that extrovert friend of the group that gels with everybody in the room. Pair it up with any other active ingredient- vitamins, retinol, antioxidants - and it will only double up its effect on your skin. The only exception lies in pairing it with lower pH level acids, as it degrades the effectiveness of Hyaluronic on the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid For Everyday Use
Although termed as an 'acid', it's not an acid in true form like AHA or BHA. The topical application of this wonder ingredient twice a day will only do good to your skin. However, if you have sensitive skin, a patch test is recommended before you make it a holy grail.
Any Side Effects?
Mostly no! Hyaluronic Acid is perhaps among the safest active for all skin types. But nevertheless, it is advisable to not use a concentration of above 2% when applying topically. Since it's also a naturally occurring acid in the body, it is widely used as a skincare filler, which might cause swelling troubles in some consumers.
Note: Evidence suggests that hyaluronic acid helps with soft tissue growth, prompts your body to make more collagen and elastin, keeps your skin moisturized, prevents tightness, boots elasticity, and reduces scarring.