Hyaluronic acid, the OG hydration ingredient, is something we should all be using in our skincare routines. With the ability to draw moisture into the skin and more importantly, stop it from escaping, hyaluronic acid has an infinite amount of beauty benefits that you’re going to want in on. If you’ve constantly been longing for plump, pillowy skin, then investing in hyaluronic acid is the place to start.
By infusing the skin with much needed moisture, hyaluronic acid works for every skin type. Whether your skin is dry, dehydrated, combination, oily, sensitive, or breakout-prone, hyaluronic acid is the cornerstone to a fool-proof skincare routine.
Here are five reasons why hyaluronic acid is the secret to great skin.
1. It's the hydration hero your skin needs
Think of hyaluronic acid as a magnet for moisture. It draws moisture into the skin and stops it from escaping into our air-con and pollutant ridden environments. It’s safe for anyone to use and suitable for all skin types, meaning that literally everyone will see the benefits of adding it into their routine.
The Skincare By BEAUTY BAY SkinHit Hydrating Serum is a fast-track way to start infusing your skin with the benefits of hyaluronic. Think of it as a drink for your skin – it helps to support long-lasting hydration, resulting in a healthier-looking complexion.
2. It's naturally found in our skin, but is depleting
Hyaluronic is something that is naturally found in our bodies, with most of it being present in our skin. But just like collagen and elastin, the amount of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid decreases as we get older. To make it worse, environmental aggressors also deplete our moisture levels, meaning that our skin can be prone to looking dehydrated, uneven, and dull.
If combatting the signs of aging is one of your skin concerns, then hyaluronic acid should be one of the top products in your skincare routine. In fact, even if you’re not concerned with the signs of aging, hyaluronic should be a main focus in your routine thanks to the fact that it keeps your skin looking bright, hydrated, and plump.
3. Don't be put off by the word 'acid'
School may have taught us that acid is a scary word, but this is not always the case. Although the name states ‘acid’, hyaluronic doesn’t strip or resurface the skin, and neither does it leave your complexion needing any down time. Hyaluronic acid can be used every morning and night and you should be using it in this way to see the best results.
The best part about hyaluronic acid is that it’s so easy to slot into your existing routine. It can be paired with most other ingredients, meaning that you will have very few product clashes in your skincare stash.
4. It can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water
Perhaps one of the most impressive facts about hyaluronic acid is that each molecule has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. That’s a lot of hydration. This is what makes the molecule so good at getting that moisture into the skin and keeping it there, leaving you looking dewy, glowy, and fresh-faced at all times.
5. It works wonders for every type of skin
Because it’s such a moisture magnet for the skin, and because it’s not really your typical acid, this makes hyaluronic acid suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin and skin that’s prone to breakouts.
Thanks to the lightweight gel-like texture, hyaluronic acid means that hydration doesn’t mean oily or greasy – something that can put some people off, particularly those that have oilier skin that’s more prone to blemishes. It’s important to remember that hydration = healing, so if you suffer from breakouts and scars, you’ll see them disappearing a lot quicker when hyaluronic acid is in your routine.