How to Use Hyaluronic Acid: 3 Tips, Product to Try and More
Hyaluronic acid is one of a handful of new buzzwords and wonder-ingredients popping up in the beauty world right now.
But exactly what is hyaluronic acid serum and what does it do for you skin?
The benefits are HUGE!
If you’re looking for wrinkle-free and youthfully hydrated skin, then hyaluronic acid may just be the answer you are looking for.
If you’re wondering about the difference that hyaluronic acid serum can make to your skin, then this article has been written for you!
What is hyaluronic acid serum?
Hyaluronic acid (often referred to as HA) is a sugar found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps to keep our skin looking hydrated and plump.
In short, hyaluronic acid increases hydration in the skin which can help your skin to look fresh, full and bouncy.
Just like collagen and elastin, the amount of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in our bodies decreases as we age.
However, there are ways to help stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid in our bodies such as ensuring our diets are full of fruits and veggies with lots of antioxidants which help to protect our skin from inflammation.
When hyaluronic acid is used in skincare products such as a hydrating serum, it helps to bring the moisture to the surface of your skin.
Did you know that hyaluronic acid can bind up to 1000 times its weight in water?
Due to its molecular weight, it means that it holds water molecules on the surface of your skin to keep it glowing and hydrated.
How to use hyaluronic acid
It is important to know exactly how to use hyaluronic acid, as if you don’t use it correctly then you could end up with even drier skin (and nobody wants that!). Make sure you always check the ingredients list first and be aware of any potential side effects.
As for Aesthetic Life’s Hyaluronic Serum, it is best to apply one pump to a cleansed face before applying moisturiser. If using on your neck and decolletage, you may require 2-3 pumps.
One thing to keep in mind is to not apply topical products like this to dry skin!
When hyaluronic acid is applied topically to dry skin, it will naturally pull moisture from wherever it can which can decrease skin hydration.
This means that if there’s low humidity in the air, it draws moisture from the deeper layers of skin and brings it to the surface, leaving skin drier than it was initially.
Starting the hyaluronic skincare routine with a damp face, it has a reserve of moisture to pull from.
Vitamin B5 is another great addition to your skincare routine, as it is used to further soften and smooth skin.
Hyaluronic serum benefits
So, what are the hyaluronic serum benefits?
Basically, hyaluronic acid serves as a big drink of water for your face, softening fine lines, making skin look firmer, and even smoothing out some of the roughest of dry patches.
That’s not all though.
Some of the additional benefits of hyaluronic acid include;
- Anti-aging properties: The extra moisture hit helps to calm skin and reduce the appearance of lines.
- Retains skin moisture: Hyaluronic acid helps to replenish and hold cell moisture, leading to hydrated and plump skin.
- Wound healing properties: Hyaluronic acid helps wounds heal faster by assisting in the regulation of inflammation levels, signalling the body to build more blood vessels in the damaged area.
- Reduced the appearance of wrinkles: Since dehydrated skin is one of the major causes of wrinkles, hyaluronic acid replenishes lost moisture and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines.
- Can assist in treating eczema and facial redness: It is non-irritating with the extra moisture working to calm the skin.
- Readily available: Unlike some skincare ingredients, it’s easy to find and safe to use on all skin types.
Hyaluronic acid is great for all skin types including sensitive skin, as it is unlikely that the ingredients will trigger acne, rosacea or allergic reactions.
Those with dry and/or more mature skin will benefit most from using hyaluronic acid.
Injecting hyaluronic acid is another way of gaining benefits from this great product, though it can be quite costly.
With a 30 day money bank guarantee, why not give our high-quality Hyaluronic Serum a go?
Niacinamide vs Hyaluronic acid
With all of the amazing skincare products and ingredients available on the market, it can be tricky to know which ones are best.
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 and is also known as nicotinamide. Similar to hyaluronic acid, the vitamin is safe for all skin types (however first conduct a patch test to make sure that the product is suitable for you).
Can hyaluronic acid and niacinamide be used together?
Yes, they can!
Both ingredients help to restore skin hydration, even tone, texture and fight the signs of aging.
Hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain moisture for a plump, youthful appearance and improved skin elasticity, while niacinamide promotes a healthy skin barrier and collagen production.
Combining both of these powerful ingredients can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a youthful glow.
When to use hyaluronic acid serum
If you’ve read through the benefits of hyaluronic acid serum previously noted in this article, you will notice that there are so many great reasons to use it as part of your skincare regime.
Hyaluronic acid is best incorporated into your skincare regime after cleansing and while your skin is still damp.
Press a couple of drops into your face with the palm of your hands.
Extra tip: Don’t forget to apply a moisturiser straight after to seal in the extra hydration.
When to apply hyaluronic acid serum
As with any skincare products, it is best to read the specific product instructions and start off slowly.
However, as a general rule, you can safely use hyaluronic acid both morning and night.
Aesthetic Life’s Top 3 Tips about using Hyaluronic Serum
Include it in your daily skincare regime
For a streamlined routine and simple method to follow, we recommend the following steps be followed.
- Hyaluronic acid serum
Apply it to damp skin
The best way to keep your skin looking hydrated all day long is to ensure that you apply hyaluronic acid serum to damp skin.
Following this, lather on a nice moisturiser on top of the serum to lock in the moisture. A great product to check out is Aesthetic Life’s Hydro-Active Cream.
Don’t forget sunscreen
Always make sure that you apply sunscreen on top of your moisturiser during the day.
This is essential in ensuring your skin is protected from the harsh UV rays.
To keep your skin looking and feeling its best, you need to hydrate it.
Hyaluronic acid is one of the best ways to do that.
It is easy to use and has a huge number of benefits.
Hyaluronic serums are readily available online and in stores around Australia.
At Aesthetic Life, we currently have our popular Hyaluronic Serum available in our online store. Click here to view and purchase.
The lightweight texture in our Hyaluronic serum makes it suitable for all skin types – oily or dry.
For more information or to view our full skincare product range, visit our Aesthetic Skin collection.