As summers come knocking, it’s time to combat the heat with our light, summer dresses. All the same, we must also do away with heavy-weight and greasy creams meant for winters and switch to products that are adept at keeping our skin fresh and hydrated through intense heat. As we look for light-weight, quick-absorbent formulas that act as a breath of fresh air in the parching summers, let’s learn about the quintessential ingredient that makes them so perfect for summers.
To many, it may come across as something that should not come anywhere near the face but wait till your finish reading this piece up. Because, trust us, it’s not long before Hyaluronic acid will become that one ingredient you look out for in every skincare essential you buy this summer.
This wonder ingredient is naturally produced by our skin cells to maintain moisture levels. It has a unique capacity to attract and hold up to 1000 times its weight in moisture. Harmful UV rays from the sun break down the sensitive Hyaluronic Acid that is naturally present on our skin and less Hyaluronic Acid content can affect your skin adversely. Owing to the photosensitive (sun sensitivity) nature of Hyaluronic Acid, the skin care products containing it should be prevented from getting exposed to the sun. Other factors like ageing, pollution and stress, the amount of Hyaluronic Acid our skin produces begins to drop – resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
But don’t worry! Because all you need to do is add a little help from serum and creams with Hyaluronic Acid that instantly infuse oodles of moisture to the skin to maintain that smooth, healthy and radiantly hydrated skin!
How does it help me?
Its lightweight and cushioning formula ensures quick absorption, without any greasy residues, making it ideal for skin prone to acne, clogged pores and breakouts. As it allows the skin to breathe through humidity and moisture, it works wonders for all skin types!
According to research and studies on Hyaluronic Acid, various benefits can be enlisted-
- It has antioxidant properties that allow it to act as a shield against free radicals like pollution and other environmental irritants.
- Products that include this wonder ingredient are the go-to product for sunburnt skin.
- While restoring the natural moisture of the skin, it acts as a barrier against any further skin damage.
- Additionally, it works on the skin’s self-repairing and restoring abilities in the long term.
- It’s hydrating and moisture retention capabilities make it a perfect solution against anti-aging.
- It works to improve overall skin elasticity, making skin feel tighter with lesser fine lines and wrinkles.
What is better hyaluronic acid or vitamin C?
Conversations about Hyaluronic Acid often bring Vitamin C into them. This might confuse you as to which one is better and more powerful. It’s time to put an end to this debate. Vitamin C is rich with antioxidants that regenerates collagen and minimizes the damage caused by environmental agents like harmful UV rays of sun, pollution, etc.
Does hyaluronic acid cause sun sensitivity?
It protects the skin from sun damage and maintains moisture and works on premature-ageing. Combining HA with other anti-ageing ingredients also reduces the chances of your skin getting sun-sensitive. Both these ingredients are the perfect “skin-protection” agents on their own and if used together, can protect, moisturize and enrich your skin naturally.
How do I add Hyaluronic Acid to my summer skincare?
These highly potent formulas are as natural as they can get!
The Natural Vita Rich Face Serum is enriched with Vitamin C-rich Kakadu Plum, Hyaluronic Acid, Chia Seed Oil & Vitamin B3, B5 & E and penetrates deep to hydrate, brighten and even out skin tone while fighting pigmentation and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dullness.
Follow it up with Natural Vita Rich Face Cream that hydrates skin from within. This lightweight, Hyaluronic Acid cream is water-based and enriched with Kakadu Plum, Chia Seed Oil, Argan Oil and Arbutin that fights pigmentation and fine lines while replenishing dry skin almost instantly.
Devoid of harmful chemicals like Parabens, Sulphates and Mineral oils – these light combinations of creams and serum with Hyaluronic Acid are just what my skin needed to breathe and be aptly moisturised this summer! So, who’s your summer skin BFF?