We all dream of gorgeous dewy skin and whether your skincare routine is a ten-step in-depth program or simply splashing water on your face, it could be time to look to the healing magic of DIY hyaluronic acid serum. Bring vibrancy back to every cell, reduce the imprint of fine lines and wrinkles, and boost your collagen production with this glorious skin care treat that can easily be made at home and implemented into your beauty routine. We give you a complete breakdown on all you need to know about hyaluronic serum for all skin types.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Scan the back of any skincare product and odds are you will see pure hyaluronic acid listed under ingredients. Hyaluronic acid is no secret to the skincare world and is actually an ingredient that our skin forms naturally. It is a sugar that is found within the skin and is a dab hand at retaining water and keeping our skin cells healthy, plumped, and rich in moisture.
As we get older, our naturally occurring hyaluronic acid production slows down and when combined with the slowing down of collagen and elastin, this all adds up to our skin not being as fresh-faced and full of water content as it once was. Fortunately, we know how to make hyaluronic acid so we can add it to our repertoire when it comes to our arsenal of feel-good beauty products.
From hyaluronic acid gel to serum and creams, when we slather this ingredient on our face it becomes an awesome humectant and helps our skin to draw in and hold water. The result will be skin that appears softer, dewier, and healthier because you get that youthful glow.
What does hyaluronic acid do to your skin?
No matter what your skin type is, whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or combination skin that doesn't know whether it's coming or going, hyaluronic acid is going to bring a whole dose of goodness. Our skin goes through a lot on a daily basis. Not only is it dealing with the ticking of time but there's a whole bunch of environmental factors like sun, pollution, dirt, and UV rays being flung in its face at all times too. No wonder our skin starts to look like it has a shelf life. But when you get hyaluronic acid involved it becomes an amazing humectant (AKA a serum or substance that helps prevent moisture loss). When it naturally occurs in the body it also helps by performing the job of a lubricant, encouraging wound healing, promoting skin elasticity, and easing joint pain as it oils up those connective tissues.