Hyaluronic acid for dry skin: Tip of the Day 9-30-22
Dry skin can trigger annoying skin ailments and have us looking older than our age. As weather turns cooler, it's important to focus on hydrating skin. Experts recommend hyaluronic acid for hydrating skin, especially if you live in a humid area.
Humidity is a plus when using hyaluronic acid because it can literally attract water from the air to hydrate your skin. Here's the catch. If the humidity is low, hyaluronic can pull moisture from your skin. This is why it's important to apply hyaluronic acid to damp skin. The dampness gives the product something to "hold onto" and hold against your skin. It's also important to seal your hyaluronic acid in with a cream, or use a cream formulated with hyaluronic acid.
Using a hyaluronic acid serum by itself on dry skin, in a low humidity climate can do the opposite of what you want! But when used properly (on clean damp skin), hyaluronic acid is a hydration powerhouse.
Bonus tip: If you’re not seeing hyaluronic acid listed in your product ingredients, don’t panic. You might find a type of hyaluronic acid that can do the hydration trick. Sodium hyaluronate is a salt form of hyaluronic acid. It's the same thing, but has a lower molecular weight so it penetrate skin easier.