What Is Hyaluronic Acid And How Do I Use It?

Hyaluronic acid may have become more of a staple ingredient than a trending one, but it’s still a must-have ingredient – and it’s so easy to add into your routine. Whether your skin is dry or oily, this powerful hydrator has multiple benefits for almost every skin type and concern.

Here’s everything you need to know about hyaluronic acid. 

What is hyaluronic acid? 

Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the human body – it acts as a magnet, drawing in and retaining moisture in a binding process that instantly improves skin’s hydration levels. Each molecule has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water.

What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid? 

– Hydrated skin is healthy skin and healthy skin can heal faster. So if you suffer from breakouts or scars, you’ll notice them healing much faster when you’re using hyaluronic acid in your routine. 

– Skin feels soft, plump, and pillowy, and looks brighter and clearer. 

– Lines, wrinkles, and loose skin are plumped up so appear less obvious. 

– Because of its ability to attract, draw in, and retain moisture, using hyaluronic acid before applying your serums and moisturisers will massively help to improve their hydrating benefits. 

Who is hyaluronic acid suitable for? 

Everyone and anyone. Despite its name, hyaluronic isn’t like other acids, which have exfoliating properties that can be harsh and stripping. No matter what your age or skin type, you can always benefit from added hydration – even sensitive and oily skin will receive hyaluronic acid well. 

How and when should I use it? 

You can use hyaluronic acid as often as you like, both morning and night. If your hyaluronic is in serum form (which most are), apply it to damp skin after cleansing/toning and before moisturising. You’ll also find it in most moisturisers, in which case it’s going to be the last product you apply before you go to bed/do your makeup. For best results, don’t wait for your previous product to absorb – applying hyaluronic acid to damp skin will help to improve absorption.

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