How Do I Hydrate My Skin?
No skincare regime is complete without Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid holds 1000x it’s own weight in water, it is found naturally in our body, but reduces with age. It’s role in skincare is to draw moisture to keep our skin cells hydrated.
Benefits Of Using Hyaluronic Acid
The main benefit of using Hyaluronic Acid is skin hydration. Think of it as a sponge, drawing water molecules, keeping our skin healthy and plump.
Reduced Appearance of Lines and Wrinkles
When skin is hydrated, lines and wrinkles appear less visible. A lot of fine lines can be the result of dehydrated skin. Our body’s natural Hyaluronic acid levels decrease as we age.
Prevents Dehydrated and Flaky Skin
Flaky skin occurs when our skin is not getting enough moisture. Not to be confused with dry skin, dehydrated skin is due to a lack of water. Dehydrated skin can cause our skins barrier to become impaired, leading to skin damage.
Skin Barrier Repair
When our skin is dehydrated, our skin barrier can become impaired. Our skin barrier is located at the epidermis, the top level of our skin and is responsible for protecting our skin from environmental damage. When our barrier is impaired, our skin can become inflamed and irritated. Hyaluronic acid can prevent and repair this.
Ideal for all Skin Types
Unlike some skincare ingredients, there is no side effects to using Hyaluronic acid. Sensitive and irritated skins can benefit from the nourishment Hyaluronic acid provides.
Are all Hyaluronic Acid products the same?
No, we only use cosmeceutical products. Cosmeceuticals are different from regular cosmetics as they are:
- Higher strength
- Medical grade formulations
- Extensively clinically tested and researched
- Able to penetrate deeper in the skin
There are also different forms of Hyaluronic Acid available, each with their own benefit. Generally around 1% of pure Hyaluronic Acid is ideal. Hyaluronic acid has a large molecular weight, this means it works best on the surface of our skin. Some of our products use Sodium Hyaluronate, a form of Hyaluronic acid, with a lower molecular weight, this means it can be absorbed deeper into our skin, treating the deeper layers.
Which Products Hydrate My Skin?
We recommend you apply a hydration serum daily. The main active ingredient will be Hyaluronic acid, enabling your skin to hold on to more water. To achieve effective product absorption, apply products in order of density; so thinnest product first. Dry skin may still need a moisturiser on top.
Use your serum AM and PM before moisturiser (if needed) and SPF. We have 4 to choose from:
Dermaquest Advanced B5 Hydrating Serum
With 40% Sodium Hyaluronate (a form of Hyaluronic acid) combined with Panthenol (Vitamin B5), this serum plumps and hydrates.
SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Serum
Deeply hydrates the skin, enhances skin softness, firmness and elasticity. Thinner consistency than Dermaquest B5.
SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator
This 2 in 1 product hydrates and exfoliates. Combines Hyaluronic Acid with Kombucha (enzyme). Used every day for 8 weeks, it is the equivalent of a skin peel.
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel
Think of it as a hydrator for sensitive skin. Added cucumber and thyme to calm and soothe.
Book an Online Consultation for advice on building a skincare regime to benefit you.