But we want to know more about how Hyaluronic Acid works on skin in Ottawa.
The way Hyaluronic Acid works is that it pulls water molecules from the environment and binds to itself, providing a barrier to the skin and giving us that great plumpy “hydrated” look.
But what happens when the humidity is low, such as it is in winter months? Does HA still work?
When the HA molecules have nothing to work with and there is very little moisture in the air
this can actually cause it to draw moisture out of our skin, not in. If our skin is more humid than the dry winter air around us then this will cause water molecules to be drawn from within our skin and actually pull moisture away from areas that need it.
So what can we do in winter or dryer months when the humidity drops but our skin desperately needs moisture? Is HA out? Not necessarily, this is where additional support comes in such as with hydrating mists. When the environment is dry remember to apply a hydrating mist BEFORE using any hyaluronic acid. Not only will the mist give the HA something to work but it will allow your other skincare products to spread further and have greater impact. Remember that HA filler is a serum, and serums are step 1 followed by step 2 of applying a regular moisturizer.
So to recap:
Wash with a cleanser
Apply a hydrating mist
Apply your HA Filler serum
Apply your moisturizer
Apply your sun screen
If you don’t have a hydrating mist handy then think twice about whether you want to apply an HA.
So, now with these new facts you might be excited to update your skincare routine. Remember to consult with your physician or dermatologist before you create your skincare treatment plan. They will help identify any underlying medical concerns.