How does hyaluronic acid work?
Hyaluronic acid is an incredible molecule for hydrating your skin. Its ability to bind to collagen on one side and water on the other helps to smooth your skin. Fans of HA often say that it seems to 'fill' wrinkles in a way that softens them.
But it goes beyond just 'moisturizing' your skin, it's capable of drawing moisture from the air and holding it in your skin.
In fact, it can hold almost 1000 times its own weight in water. That's how it works to plump your skin! By drawing in additional moisture, HA softens the appearance of your laugh lines and other wrinkles - helping you age gently.
Adding hyaluronic acid to your self-care routine
As if hyaluronic acid could get any better, its beneficial for all skin types.
For dry and/or mature skin, the benefits of its ability to hydrate and plump are obvious.
Oily and combination skin also benefit from it since both skin types still crave hydration. HA is a lightweight hydrator, so you don't need to put thicker lotions on your already oily skin. It helps create the balance you're looking for.
As for sensitive skin, it's perfect. Adore Beauty notes that "there are no proven side effects to applying it topically" and there are very few people who report reacting to HA in any way. So it's an incredible way to soothe, calm, and hydrate sensitive skin.
Can you use hyaluronic acid every day?
As with any new product, it's best to ease into using it to see how it works for you.
Start using it morning or night as part of your usual self-care routine. If your skin is craving more moisture (like it might in winter!), feel free to use it twice a day.