One of the popular remedies to dry and aging skin is hyaluronic acid serum. It is an organic compound that is naturally produced by living organisms, it can be found in our skin and joints. It is also used in different procedures such as injections for osteoarthritis and skin-care products and moisturizer.
There is no denying the fact the people are concerned with how their skin looks and feels like. There are several factors that cause a decline in skin vitality such as prolonged exposure to sunlight without proper protection, stress, pollution coming from the environment, as well as the natural aging process. These factors reduce the quality of our skin, its elasticity, its suppleness, and its ability to retain moisture.
Most hyaluronic acid serums contain 100% hyaluronic acid, with de-ionized water acting as a solvent.
These serums are strictly for external use only and are not to be ingested. The common prescription for the application of hyaluronic acid serum is after cleansing in the morning or evening, he or she should apply 1 to 2 drops to the areas concerned, most commonly the face, neck and back of the hands. For best results, it is advised that it be used twice a day.
There are a lot of benefits that one can receive upon using this serum. It is a skin moisturizer; it has the ability to hold 1000 times of its own weight in water, ensuring that the skin is well-hydrated and is able to maintain that hydration. This is because our skin also has its own hyaluronic acid reservoir, and as we age, the skin loses this supply of hyaluronic acid, as well as a slowing down of its production. The hyaluronic acid serum acts as its replacement, since they are very similar in structure. This will result in young-looking skin that is supple, firm, and has retained its elastic properties. Wrinkles and age lines can also be seen to lessen. Other effects that have also been observed from using the serum are reduction in oily skin condition, prevention of irritation from laser hair removals, repaired skin damage from prolonged sun exposure, and also a reduce in the pain experienced by sunburned skin.
Two types of hyaluronic acid serum products are usually found in the market although they both yield the same results.
One is the water-based serum which is designed to be used by normal skin types, while the other is lipid-based serum which is most effective for dry or mature skin types.
Also, even though using hyaluronic acid serum has been found to be relatively safe; when choosing a serum type, it is best to consult a dermatologist or any related skin expert to know the treatment procedure that is best for your skin. Prospective users should also be careful when buying their serum, always check the label to ensure that it is freshly prepared and natural for optimum results. Keep in mind to avoid exposing the hyaluronic acid serum to other chemicals such as alcohols as they may reduce its potency.↑ Back to Top