Using Hyaluronic Acid Serums To Rejuvenate Your Complexion
Hyaluronic acid serums have become very popular in the skincare industry, simply because they have such a remarkable effect on your complexion. When an ingredient this good comes along, everyone wants to jump on the band-wagon and the anti-aging skincare industry has definitely found a winner with Hyaluronic acid! So why are these serums taking the industry by storm?
Well, have you noticed your skin looking a little bit older lately? Maybe you have started to see a few fine lines around your eyes? Has you skin lost is softness? Does it feel dry and rough with a few flaky patches? Is there a slight loss in definition along your jawline and cheekbones? Is your neck losing its firmness?
All of these problems indicate that your skin is aging and as much as you would like to stop this happening, you can only slow it down – the clock will keep ticking! So what can you do? The solution is to include a hyaluronic acid serum into your daily skincare routine, keeping your complexion looking as youthful for as long as possible. If you haven’t used one of these serums before, you will be absolutely amazed at the difference in your skin, after only a few days of using this serum.
What is a hyaluronic acid serum?
Whilst a hyaluronic acid serum can have any number of wonderful ingredients, the main ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which isn’t actually an acid, but a polysaccharide (lots of sugar molecules bonded together). Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in your body and is one of the reasons why a baby’s skin feels and looks so soft, because they have an abundance of hyaluronic acid in their skin.
Unfortunately, the amount of hyaluronic acid in your body reduces over time, becoming noticeable in your late twenties and early thirties. This is the time you start to notice a lack of softness in your skin with fine lines beginning to appear around your eyes and your skin loses some of its firmness. All of these aging problems are due to a lack of hyaluronic acid in your skin, so what’s the solution?
The simple solution is to increase the amount of hyaluronic acid in your skin, and because the youthfulness of your skin depends so much on this one ingredient, you will be astonished at the difference in your complexion! There is still one problem however, because there are two main types of hyaluronic acid, and if your skin is really showing signs of premature aging, you need both of these in your hyaluronic acid serum.
Low vs high molecular weight hyaluronic acid
The majority of hyaluronic acid serums on the market contain high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, some contain low molecular weight, and a few contain both. Your ideal serum will contain both high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, particularly if your skin is really starting to show its age.
A serum that contains high molecular weight hyaluronic acid is composed of molecules that are too big to penetrate your skin. The result is that these super hydrating molecules sit on top of your skin, instead of delivering moisture to your skin’s cells. What it does do is create a barrier that prevents moisture loss on your skin, which is fabulous, but to rejuvenate and super hydrate your complexion, these molecules need to penetrate your skin. This is one of the reasons why some people say that hyaluronic acid serums don’t improve their skin, because they need the deeper layers of their skin hydrated, and a high molecular weight hyaluronic acid serum won’t do that!
On the other hand, a serum that contains low molecular weight hyaluronic acid is the gold standard for rejuvenating your skin. This is a bio-engineered version of the high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, which has been altered so that the size of the molecule is small enough to easily penetrate your skin. These small molecules easily deliver a nourishing pulse of hydration deep into your skin’s cells, exactly where your skin needs to be moisturised, not on the surface, but deep within your cells.
Why is hyaluronic acid so important to your skin?
The magic of hyaluronic acid is due to three remarkable abilities. First, it can hold more than 1000 times its own weight in water, delivering this hydration deep into your skin. Second, it stimulates the production of collagen in your skin, because the cells that produce collagen need to be bathed in hyaluronic acid. As the amount of hyaluronic acid in your skin reduces over time, the collagen producing cells are no longer bathed in this hydrating fluid and so less collagen is produced. This is when you start to see a loss in definition in your skin.
The third reason why hyaluronic acid serums are so fabulous for your complexion is that they facilitate the entry of other nourishing ingredients into your skin. This only happens with low molecular weight serums, because they penetrate your skin so easily, allowing other ingredients to piggyback their way into your skin. So if you have spent a fortune on expensive skincare products and found they don’t work, try applying a low molecular weight hyaluronic acid serum first, followed by your other skincare products. If the reason that they aren’t working is because they can’t penetrate your skin, you might see a big difference very quickly!
Take home message – Rejuvenating your complexion using a hyaluronic acid serum
Hyaluronic acid serums are all about hydration and stimulating the production of collagen, plumping your skin and helping it to look more youthful, vibrant and beautiful. If you are starting to notice the first signs of aging on your skin, you can’t do any better than including a hyaluronic acid serum in your daily skincare routine. Fine lines and wrinkles are softened, dry skin banished, and the skin on your jawline, cheeks and neck is firmer and tighter. There’s one caveat however, and that’s to make sure that your serum contains both low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid serums have become very popular in the skincare industry, simply because they have such a remarkable effect on your complexion. When an ingredient this good comes along, everyone wants to jump on the band-wagon!
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