Do you want a radiant and dewy complexion? Try these skincare ingredients for nourished and hydrated skin.
We all want dewy, hydrated skin. Hydrated skin gives you a goddess-like glow, supports your skin health, and strengthens the protective barrier. There are a lot of skincare products available on the market that claim to hydrate your skin. But how do you know which ones will work best for you? Here are three moisture-boosting ingredients you need to look out for in order to achieve healthy, hydrated skin.
When it comes to skin hydration, nothing beats the popularity of hyaluronic acid. Even if you don’t claim to be a skincare enthusiast, you must have used a hyaluronic serum or two. Hyaluronic acid is a fundamental component of our natural extracellular matrix, which serves as the framework for our skin. This naturally occurring polysaccharide is found in our skin and connective tissues. According to a 2012 article, roughly half of the hyaluronic acid in your body is present in your skin, where it binds to water to help retain moisture. Since it can retain more than 1,000 times its own weight in water, it acts as a humectant and draws moisture from the surrounding atmosphere and lower skin layers to the upper levels of the epidermis. If you have dry skin, you must add hyaluronic acid to your skincare routine. This ultra-hydrating ingredient replenishes and holds cell moisture, giving you hydrated, dewy skin. That’s not all! It also aids in strengthening the skin barrier by increasing the skin’s moisture content. A well-functioning barrier protects against environmental stressors, reduces water loss, and shields the skin from pollutants, thus preserving its natural hydration.
If your skin lacks a healthy glow, it is time to add a niacinamide-based product to your skincare routine. Niacinamide, also called nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B3. This vitamin group is particularly famous for its calming and healing benefits. Niacinamide also helps stimulate the production of ceramides, which contribute to a strong and intact skin barrier. With a strengthened barrier, the skin is better able to hold onto moisture, improving hydration and diminishing dryness and dehydration. Are you wondering how to add this potent ingredient to your skincare routine? Niacinamide absorbs quickly into your skin. To get the most out of niacinamide, apply it topically in the form of a cream, lotion, or serum—anything that will stay in contact with your skin for a long period of time.
If you are seeking a healthy glow, you must incorporate vitamin C into your skincare routine. Without enough moisture, the epidermis begins to dry out, resulting in itchiness, scaliness, and early ageing. Vitamin C helps your skin retain water, keeping it smooth and plump. It also prevents it from becoming too oily or dry. This miracle ingredient is available in multiple formulations, including serums, moisturisers, and toners. When choosing a suitable vitamin C product for your skin, I recommend looking for one that contains L-ascorbic acid, as this is the most effective form of vitamin C.
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