This is How to Get The Most Results from Your Hyaluronic Acid Serum.


Hyaluronic acid has become the darling of the skincare industry over the past couple of years. Ever since we learn of its moisture-enhancing abilities we've pretty much all integrated hyaluronic acid serum into our daily routines.  But are we using it in the most optimal way possible?

Chances are we're probably not applying highlight acid in a way that fully enhances moisture levels in the skin.  But don't worry, because I'm here to tell you how to tweak your hyaluronic acid application technique so you stay moisturized.

A few years back, I wrote an article about how why drying the skin with a towel, after cleansing, is not the right move.  Today I'm going to add another reason why completely drying your face after washing isn't going to fully benefit you. 

Just recently, I talked about wet-skin moisturizers that enhance the softness and moisture levels when immediately applied after a shower.  We all know that moisturizer on damp skin really makes all the difference in moisture retention.  So why don't we apply this technique for faces as well?

If you want to get the most out of your hyaluronic acid moisturizer applying it on damp skin is the way to go.  And here's why.

I purchased hyaluronic acid powder a while ago. Upon initial inspection, the HA powder didn't look or feel any different than any other powder.  But when combined with a little bit of water texture inconsistency immediately transformed.  HA powder instantly absorbs any water it comes in contact with, like a sponge, as it turned into gel.  

The water content on your skin, before you apply hyaluronic acid, is the secret weapon to its maximum effectiveness.  Sure, there's a small amount of water in your serum, but if your skin is bone dry,  you might be missing an opportunity to lock the moisture in even longer.

Remember that hyaluronic acid can attract up to 1000 times its weight in water.  So the more water available for it to work, the better.  Water naturally wants to travel from the skin layer outwards. This is why we get drier as the day goes on.  We want to reduce dermal water loss to ward off dry skin.  Humectants like hyaluronic acid help draw water back to the skin. But when the air is dry, there's nothing to work with.   

Just because spring is around the corner, don't think that means we should focus less on retaining moisture.  Because dry skin + warmer temperatures = increased oil production....and no one wants that. So let's be smarter in how we apply our favorite hyaluronic acid products.  Let's focus on maximizing moisture levels at all times to maintain a youthful glow & slow the appearance of wrinkles.  


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I can't wait to try this advice of applying HA serum immediately upon taking a shower.  Thankfully, there's larger size bottle of Hada Labo HA lotion that comes with a pump. Perfect for post-shower application.  

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