When it comes to skin care, it’s a game of hydration and moisture. If you’re too dry or too oily, seek the level of balance. When the skin has proper moisture, you keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay. When the oil level is tempered, you avoid pimples and other irritation spots.
In this game of balance, hyaluronic acid is the star player. You will see this ingredient in just about every other skin-care product.
What is hyaluronic acid? It is a natural sugar found in our bodies that holds water. This helps in making our skin look hydrated and plump. A healthy amount of hyaluronic acid leads to the skin keeping that youthful state.
Hyaluronic acid has several benefits like promoting healthier skin, giving the skin antiwrinkle properties and healing properties. This means your skin can recover fast from irritations and wounds. Hyaluronic acid is also an antioxidant that keeps skin looking healthy.
When it comes to products that contain hyaluronic acid, be mindful of the size of the molecule indicated. The smaller the hyaluronic acid molecule, the better it can penetrate the skin. Always cleanse your face properly so it can absorb hyaluronic acid. Otherwise, you’re just putting it on top of your face.
For a fast and effective boost of hyaluronic acid, especially after going to the beach or when my skin feels extremely dry, I go for Belo Medical’s Glass Skin Facial.
Its three steps optimize the effect of hyaluronic acid. First, there’s the deep wash with microbubbles to cleanse the skin. Second, they apply lactic acid and glycolic acid to the T-zone for exfoliation. The last step is ultrasound treatment using hyaluronic acid gel to help reduce wrinkles and hydrate skin.
When it comes to at-home hyaluronic infused products, I believe in a multistep and targeted approach.
For the eyes, there is the Boscia Triple Hyaluronic & Honeydew Moisture-Boost Gel Eye Masks. This is perfect for tired eyes as it blends triple hyaluronic acid with honeydew melon and niacinamide (vitamin B3). These work together to combat dehydration, lock in moisture and improve the appearance of healthy-looking skin
If you’re a fan of serums to combat dryness, there is the Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum. It’s made of long- and short-chain hyaluronic molecules so it an replenish your skin’s hyaluronic reservoirs. This means you get to keep wrinkles away even before they start forming.
For people who love masks, there is the Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Mask. it claims to have 1,000 sizes of hyaluronic acid so it can “recharge dry skin, replenish lost moisture and delivery thirst-quenching hydration.” This also helps with your uneven skin tone.
Don’t forget your lips! For juicy and plump lips without gloss or makeup there is the By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Hydra-Balm Fill & Plump Lipstick. It has vitamin E and UV shields to help keep lips healthy and hydrated. It comes in a variety of colors, combining makeup with effective skin care.
Visit belomed.com. Dr. Barbara Sturm and By Terry are available online via Cult Beauty. Boscia is available via Beautylish. Tata Harper is available at sephora.ph