Hyaluronic Acid and Why you Need it.

By Naima Zahin @thesassylondonista

Dry weather = dry skin. Not to sound dramatic, but dry skin is the most annoying thing, specially during winter. It gives our complexions a dull look, pores become increasingly visible ,the skin breaks-out easily and urgh the uncomfortable stretchy feeling is the worst

During this time of year- the time of extreme weather conditions, the central heating and hot showers we’ll be turning to to help us warm up, will conspire to leave our faces a feeling as dry as the Sahara Desert- no exaggeration.

What’s the solution to tackle dry skin?

The best ingredient to get rid of that patchy dehydrated skin is Hyaluronic Acid. As we age, our natural hyaluronic acid levels get reduced, and that loss of moisture means drier and rougher skin.

“When you apply a hyaluronic acid serum to your skin, it acts like a sponge by attracting moisture to boost hydration on the surface of skin. The moisture that hyaluronic acid attracts comes from your external environment, so it absorbs moisture from the air around you to leave skin plump and hydrated.” – via Glamour Magazine

4 benefits of Hyaluronic Acid for your skin:

1. It improves skin hydration. It infuses the skin cells with water- improving your skin’s ability to take in moisture and nutrients.

2. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It smoothens and plumps up your skin cells making you look more radiant

3. It enhances the skin’s firmness and elasticity by more than 50% in 6 weeks.

4. Hyaluronic acid promotes the regeneration of your skin cells by repairing and protecting the skin barrier and providing hydration.

Recommended products: Hyaluronic Serum by The Ordinary, Drunk Elephant DRUNK ELEPHANT B-HYDRA INTENSIVE HYDRATION SERUM, The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid.