I took a week off but I'm baaacccckkk with another #BeautyTuesday post! 

Today's I'm sharing an update to my skincare routine and admittedly, I wish I had discovered the product sooner. 

My skin care routine is basically the same per my initial post, but I added Hyaluronic acid to the mix and lemme tell ya, I am HERE to spread the good news. 

So you're probably wondering: what the heck is Hyaluronic Acid, and doesn't it burn your skin?

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in the human body. Hyaluronic Acid (HA), also known as hyaluronan or hyaluronate, is a carbohydrate, more specifically a mucopolysaccharide occurring naturally throughout the human body. It can be several thousands of sugars (carbohydrates) long, and it is found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes and joints. Hyaluronic acid has many medical uses, and some people apply hyaluronic acid to the skin for healing wounds, burns, skin ulcers, and as a moisturizer. There is also a lot of interest in using hyaluronic acid to prevent the effects of aging. In fact, hyaluronic acid has been promoted as a "fountain of youth." However, there is no evidence to support the claim that taking it by mouth or applying it to the skin can prevent changes associated with aging. As we age, skin moisture can drop significantly, which makes the skin lose elasticity and expose the signs of aging on the skin. Hyaluronic acid plays a critical role in skin health with its unique ability to hold in moisture (1000 ml of water per gram of hyaluronic acid). Hyaluronic acid is also a “smart nutrient” as it can adjust its moisture absorption rate based on the humidity—relative to the season and the climate. it also protects against harmful UVB rays, which can cause sunspots. 

So I know this sounds too good to be true, so here is a potential drawback: If you're using a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid, be careful. In very dry climates, this water-binding ingredient can't draw moisture from the environment, so it may actually start to pull moisture out of the deeper layers of your skin. So if you're in the desert, you may want to skip the HA addition and swap for a non-humectant moisturizer. 

I subscribed to receive the Cosmedica Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Serum every two months, and I am already noticing a difference in the look and feel of my skin. I feel like my face is glowing and is healthier and younger-looking, and my dry patches are gone! 

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If you are following my current skin cleansing routine, here is were I added the hyaluronic acid:

Foaming Cleanser, Clarifying Lotion (my chemical exfoliator and toner), Hyaluronic Acid, All-Over Clearing Treatment Lotion, Mineral sunscreen and Eye Gel. 

Have you tried Hyaluronic Acid? Is it hot or not? Let me know everywhere @jazzmynblu

 

 

Up the Ante! Hyaluronic Acid FTW! is an original post and appeared first on BYNKradio.net by Jazzmyn Blu. 

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