How to incorporate hyaluronic acid into your skin care routine
If you’ve only heard of one skin care ingredient, chances are it is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that already occurs naturally in our skin to seal in moisture. It’s one of the most popular and essential ingredients in skin care products on the market today for its ability to retain moisture at high levels. Our body’s levels of hyaluronic acid decrease as we age, so it’s helpful to find products that can keep skin looking and feeling well-moisturized and nourished. If you’re looking to increase skin elasticity, suppleness, and softness, look for a product with hyaluronic acid on the label.
Nourish your skin overnight with a sleeping cream that’s formulated to lock in moisture. When applied daily after evening cleansing, sleeping cream can help you wake up with nourished, supple skin. Try a night cream like Garnier SkinActive Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream, which is formulated with soothing lavender essential oil in addition to that hero ingredient, hyaluronic acid.
You should already be helping to protect your face against sun damage by wearing a sunscreen of at least SPF 15 every day (yes, even if you won’t be spending much time outside.) But why not use a product that does double duty by adding hydration to your skin as well as protecting it from the sun? An SPF with hyaluronic acid will help reinforce skin’s moisture barrier and help to prevent the difficult-to-reverse signs of sun damage. We like Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Actively Hydrating Daily Lotion Fragrance Free SPF 15.
Had one too many margaritas last night? Fake a full night’s sleep with an eye cream that locks moisture in the undereye area. Garnier SkinActive Miracle Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel-Cream is formulated with hyaluronic acid to help wake up those dark circles. Bonus: Since it’s a gel-cream, it feels refreshing as it works to improve your skin’s appearance.
Didn’t think you could hydrate your face while evening your complexion? Meet BB cream, a product that blurs the line between makeup and skin care. Garnier SkinActive 5-in-1 Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream’s formula is pigmented to help smooth skin imperfections, and it also contains hyaluronic acid, SPF, and antioxidants.