Serums and the cold chilly weather.
Serums are great in the cold weather since they layer the skin actives before applying your moisturizer and sun block. It’s a well-known fact that cold weather and low humidity levels results in dry air that draws moisture from our skin, and giving that dull complexion. Serums have the added advantage of been light weight hence they penetrate into the skin pores after cleansing and work their magic from inside -out.
So, what are the best serums to have during our so-called winter months?
- Hyaluronic acid serums
Hyaluronic acid is found in high concentration in our joints and eyes. It works by acting as a cushion and lubricant in the joints and tissues. It is recommended by physicians for its ability to improve skin texture and appearance thereby giving one a lasting glow and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Some benefits of using Hyaluronic acid serums are;
- Hydrates dry aged skin- it reduces water loss from the skin thereby reducing skin flaking, dandruff and dryness.
- Helps reduce wrinkles
- Wound repair- Hyaluronic acid has been used to treat cold sores, mouth ulcers, mucositis, sun burn, wounds and bites. It achieves healing properties by keeping damaged tissue moist, speeding up healing and preventing cracks and bleeding.
- Other non-aesthetic uses: treating joint pains (osteoarthritis), lubricating eyes following injuries, surgeries, cataracts, corneal transplants and also IBS.