What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that is naturally produced by our bodies with the amazing property of holding 1000 times its weight in water to hold moisture in our skin keeping it plump and soft.
Hyaluronic acid is known as a powerful humectant used in hyaluronic acid serums that lock-in and bring moisture to the surface of the skin for hydrated glowing skin.
Some key benefits of hyaluronic acid for skincare are:
• Improve moisture and reduce dry flakiness in dehydrated skin
• Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
• Plump up and moisturize lackluster skin for a dewy glow
• Reduce the feeling of tight dehydrated skin
A hyaluronic acid serum is beneficial for all skin types including oily, normal and dry skin. Dehydrated skin is often confused with dry skin, but they are not the same condition as oily skin can still be dehydrated meaning the skin is lacking moisture (water) and hydration.
The key difference between dry skin vs dehydrated skin:
• Dry skin is a skin type that is hereditary and characterized by a lack of sebum production. A dry skin type is lipid dry (lacking natural oils)
• Dehydrated skin is a condition in which the skin is suffering a loss of water and hydration between the skin cells and on the surface of the skin therefore any skin type can be dehydrated.
A dry skin type is easily prone to dehydrated skin as oils from the body’s natural production help to lock moisture into the skin and prevent evaporation of water.
Dehydrated skin can further be classified into superficial dehydration and deep dehydration.
Superficial dehydration occurs on the outer epidermis layers of the skin where a lack of moisture results in the fine lines on the surface or the skin. A dehydrated scaly appearance can sometimes be noted when the surface of the skin is pinched.
Deep dehydration is more severe and characterized by wrinkles due to a lack of moisture deep down in the dermis layer of the skin. The decreased fluid retention between the cells in the dermis results in a loss of firmness and smoothness found in youthful skin.
The body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid declines with age therefore as the skin ages hyaluronic acid is a key ingredient used to restore plump, soft and glowing skin.
Insta Naturals hyaluronic acid serum with vitamin c is a great hydrating and anti-aging serum. The hyaluronic acid serum should be applied after washing your face and prior to applying a moisturizer.
Vitamin c is a fantastic skincare ingredient that complements hyaluronic acid by stimulating collagen production to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles as a result of dehydration and the breakdown of collagen.
Hyaluronic acid with vitamin c works synergistically to brighten lackluster skin revealing a soft, smooth natural glow.
Diet tips for dehydrated skin
Dehydrated skin is also a sign that the body is internally dehydrated. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidants is crucial for maintaining youthful skin.
If your skin is dehydrated, you also need to make sure that you are properly hydrating your body by drinking the recommended amount of water per body weight and reducing beverages that dehydrate the body such as coffee, alcohol, and pop.
Ensuring adequate electrolyte balance is needed to utilize water and properly hydrate the body and skin as well.
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