Dehydration means dry skin. Certainly Not! Your oily skin can be dehydrated too. Does not matter how much oil it produces in a day. If your skin feels stretchy, dull, lack radiance, look tired with dark under eye circles, then your skin may be dehydrated. And, in need of help.
When you think of dehydration, your first instinct is to grab a bottle of water and chug. That might help some but not all the way to the glory. Your skin need some extra care. Remember, your skin is an organ. The water you drink reaches it’s surface the last after going through many bodily processes.
So, to help your skin you need the right ingredients. And that is hyaluronic acid.
The reason i added hyaluronic acid(HA) in my skin care routine was to heal my dehydrated otherwise oily skin. I use retinol time to time to treat hormonal acne. Despite my careful routine, skin would still look stretchy after using retinol. After using hyaluronic acid my skin looked plump and radiant after each use.
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It is no wonder i fell in love with my skin all over again. I noticed my retinol cream was working better with hyaluronic acid(HA). Because this particular hyaluronic lotion has 5 type of hyaluronic acid ( common, super, nanoscale, cationic and 3D hyaluronic acid ). Each of them with different molecular weight to deliver moisture to different level of skin surface.
The hyaluronic acid i use is from hada labo, a japan skin care line.
Hada Labo Goku-Jyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion is not a lotion but more like a serum consistency. With 5 types of hyaluronic acids, even the extremely dry skin remain moisturized. HA has the capacity to attract up to 1000 times its weight in water. This property makes it a wonderful hydrating skin ingredient.
Use it after your skin toner or apply under your moisturizer. Rest assured you will see a great difference in the appearance of your skin. It enhances the moisture content into the skin giving a plumping effect. So, your skin looks smoother, radiant and hydrated.
Recently, i started dermaplaning my face for the IPL hair removal treatment and i don’t use anything other than this hyaluronic acid lotion to soothe my sensitive skin afterwards. It soothes my irritated skin like a charm even the sun burns.
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Benefits of Hyaluronic acid
- Dry/Dull/Dehydrated skin – enhance skin hydration up to 96%
- Aging skin – decreases wrinkle up to 40%
- Increase skin elasticity & firmness up to 55%
- Support skin healing given anti-inflammatory property
Interaction With Other Skin Care Ingredients
As i said earlier, it makes my retinol gel works better and as with my vitamin C serum. It pairs up really well to give my skin a quick outcome – diminishing dark spots.
Tips To remember
Hyaluronic acid act as an humactant and can work in reverse when exposed to dry weather like in a desert. If you want to use HA in dry weather, make sure to use a humidifier and use HA at night.
You can also trap the moisture with an occlusive product like Vaseline, a night sleeping face mask, or oils.
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