How Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Hyaluronic Boost Skin-of-Color (and why you should be using them)
Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Hyaluronic are not quite twins. But, they're very close.
Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Hyaluronic are two of our favorite ingredients. If you’re not using them, you are really missing out on keeping your skin-of-color youthful-looking. Here’s the good news: These two ingredients are so helpful for skin that we made sure that they were included in Beauty Of The Nile’s:
- No Needles, No Way!™
- Dark Spots Eliminator™
- Dark Under Eye Circle Eraser™
- World’s Best Face Cream™
- Rejuvenated LASHES & BROWS™ Advanced Growth Serum
Check out the facts below. Be sure and read to the end so you can know the big secret to using Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Hyaluronic correctly.
Anyway… If you have skin rich in melanin, you're in for a treat. We're going to dive deep into the world of these two fantastic skin care ingredients so that we can convince you that they will work wonders for your skin. Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Hyaluronate are like the superheroes of hydration, and they bring a host of benefits to your skin.
Let's explore where they come from, their unique properties, and why you should consider adding them to your skincare routine.
Meet Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Hyaluronate
Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule found in our skin, joints, and connective tissues. It acts as a humectant, meaning it attracts and holds onto moisture. In skin care, Hyaluronic Acid is often used to hydrate and plump the skin. Don't let the word "acid" scare you – Hyaluronic Acid is actually a naturally occurring substance in our bodies. How about that!
Sodium Hyaluronate: Sodium Hyaluronate is a salt derived from Hyaluronic Acid. It has a smaller molecular size than Hyaluronic Acid, which allows it to penetrate the skin more effectively. Think of it as Hyaluronic Acid's close cousin with an added superpower.
DO YOU WANT SOFTER, SMOOTHER, MORE EVEN TONED SKIN?
The Skin Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
1. Intense Hydration:
- Why: Hyaluronic Acid is a moisture magnet, capable of holding up to 1000 times (!!!) its weight in water. When applied topically, it instantly infuses your skin with moisture, making it plump, smooth, and radiant.
2. Reduction in Fine Lines and Wrinkles:
- Why: Dehydrated skin accentuates the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on dark skin. Hyaluronic Acid's hydrating prowess fills in those lines, making them less noticeable and promoting a youthful appearance.
3. Soothing and Calming:
- Why: Hyaluronic Acid boasts anti-inflammatory properties, which make it ideal for calming irritated skin, reducing redness, and promoting an even skin tone.
4. Balanced Hydration:
- Why: Regardless of your skin is sensitive, dry, oily, normal, or a
5. Enhanced Skin Elasticity:
- Why: As we age, our skin loses elasticity, leading to sagging and wrinkles. Hyaluronic Acid helps maintain and restore elasticity by keeping your skin well-hydrated and supple.
6. Balanced Oil Production:
- Why: Contrary to what you might think, Hyaluronic Acid is suitable for all skin types. It hydrates without clogging pores, making it ideal for those with oily or acne-prone skin. It helps your skin find a healthy balance.
7. Faster Wound Healing:
- Why: Hyaluronic Acid plays a role in wound repair. When applied to minor cuts or burns, it can help speed up the healing process by promoting tissue regeneration.
8. Protection from Environmental Stressors:
- Why: Hyaluronic Acid forms a barrier on your skin's surface, helping to shield it from harmful pollutants and UV rays, reducing the risk of premature aging and skin damage.
9. Improved Texture and Tone:
- Why: With consistent use, Hyaluronic Acid can help improve the texture and tone of your skin, making it look brighter and more radiant.
The Additional Skin Benefits of Sodium Hyaluronate
1. Enhanced Absorption:
- Why: Sodium Hyaluronate has a smaller molecular size than Hyaluronic Acid, allowing it to penetrate the skin's surface more deeply. This means it can deliver hydration to the lower layers of your skin, providing longer-lasting results.
2. Excellent Compatibility:
- Why: Sodium Hyaluronate is well-tolerated by most skin types, including sensitive skin. It's less likely to cause irritation than many other ingredients, making it a great choice for those with skin sensitivities.
3. Boosts Collagen Production:
- Why: Sodium Hyaluronate can stimulate collagen production, helping to improve skin elasticity and reduce the signs of aging over time.
How to Incorporate Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Hyaluronate into Your Routine:
Now that you know the benefits of these two powerhouse ingredients, here's how to include them in your skincare regimen:
3. Hyaluronic Acid or Sodium Hyaluronate Serum: Apply a serum containing either of these ingredients to lock in moisture. (Beauty Of The Nile’s® Dark Spots Eliminator™, Beauty Of The Nile’s® Dark Under Eye Circle Eraser™, Beauty Of The Nile’s® No Needles, No Way!™ Anti-Aging Skin Serum™.)
5. Sunscreen: Always finish your morning routine with sunscreen to protect your skin from UV damage.
For those Real Ones who want to know: A quarter-teaspoon of Hyaluronic Acid (or Sodium Hyaluronate) holds about A HALF GALLON ON WATER! (I’m telling you. The stuff is magic!)
But, here's the secret: You should apply products that contain Hyaluronic Acid (or Sodium Hyaluronate) when your skin is slightly moist.
Why? Because when placed on dry skin in a dry climate, Hyaluronic Acid (or Sodium Hyaluronate) will take moisture FROM the skin or from within the skin (which you don’t want) instead of from the air — thereby drying out your skin.
You may also wish to give your skin a spray of moisture AFTER you apply Hyaluronic Acid (or Sodium Hyaluronate).
After that, you should apply Beauty Of The Nile’s® World’s Best Face Cream to capture the hydration!
Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Hyaluronate are a dream team for anyone with skin-of- color. They provide deep hydration, smooth out fine lines, and promote overall skin health. Incorporate these ingredients into your daily routine, and you'll be well on your way to a glowing, healthy complexion that showcases your unique beauty. Here's to your radiant skin!
And, always… Love Your Brown Skin®
Please note – for the purpose of Skin Care: We use Black skin, Brown skin, and skin-of-color interchangeably when discussing people-of-color. When we use the term people-of-color, we intend to mean those whose skin tone is not White and who are Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Mediterranean, Pacific Islander, or of Middle Eastern descent.