Updated: Apr 6, 2019
Hydrating face masques restore suppleness and give dehydrated skin a moisture boost. The best face masks for your skin can transform and treat all kinds of problem skin. From tired, blotchy and dehydrated to blemished, dull and congested skin.
The key is to choose a face masque that’s going to supply your skin with a high concentration of moisturising ingredients; the key ingredient to look out for is hyaluronic acid, a mega-hydrating ingredient that can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a lubricating carbohydrate your body naturally produces, and it keeps your nerves and joints healthy, while also hydrating your eyes and skin. Hyaluronic acid is capable of holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water and because of this propriety it is an ingredient that works well in formulations with hydrating benefits. Is hyaluronic acid safe – absolutely. When applied topically to the skin, HA holds water to the skin surface to increase hydration of the cells and surface, without blockage. This molecule, however, has a short lifecycle in skin, with 30-50% degrading every 24 hours. With age, the skin experiences a gradual decline in hyaluronic acid levels. Production starts to decrease in the 20s and accelerates in the 40s. It’s important that HA is applied daily with your moisturisers and serums and given that extra boost 2 to 3 times per week with a hydrating face masque.
Is Hyaluronic Acid good for wrinkles?
A 2014 research study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology proved that hyaluronic acid skincare products were linked with less wrinkles and reduced skin sagging. And this all happened within only 30 consecutive days of using the products. This is because hyaluronic acid is said to slow down collagen loss, so over time it can decrease the appearance of sagging skin.
As we age, our skin doesn’t maintain moisture as well as it used to. Babies are born with lots of hyaluronic acid in their skin, which is why it’s so soft. When our skin loses its suppleness, it starts to sag and fine lines and wrinkles become more apparent. Applying HA on your face plumps up the skin to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. If you want to maintain your youthful glow, incorporating Hyaluronic Acid into your anti-ageing skincare routine is definitely a good idea.
The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid’s main power move – and the reason it’s gained so much attention in skincare – is its amazing ability to deliver lasting moisture to the skin. The main benefits include:
Hydrating; meaning it can hold 1,000 times its own weight in water. This means that it draws water into the skin like a sponge, plumping and restoring firmness.
Less visible fine lines and wrinkles; HA reduces the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating increased skin cell production which leads to smoother, plumper skin cells.
Stimulates skin cell regeneration; HA promotes skin cell regeneration which leads to healthier cells and a more vibrant complexion
Pigmentation; As a result of increased cell turnover, HA also helps reduce and prevent age spots and pigmentation issues
Tighter skin tone; As it fills the skin with moisture, HA tightens the overall complexion and firms facial contours for a more youthful appearance
Antioxidant Properties; can help to protect and shield the skin against free radical damage caused by environmental aggressors such as pollution.
Hyaluronic Acid Moisturising Masque
A lot of people are finding that their skin is glowing due to the wonders of hyaluronic acid. HA needs to be applied regularly for best effects because it sits on the skin surface. As mentioned, it’s important that Hyaluronic acid is applied daily with your moisturisers and serums and given that extra boost 2 to 3 times per week with a hydrating face masque. By providing your skin’s outer layers from the environment with rich moisture, HA actually strengthens your skin’s protective barrier to give you stronger, healthier skin.
Tip: To get the most bang for your buck, look for a formula that contains at least 3% hyaluronic acid. If it only includes something like 0.5%, you may not get the best.
Lozano Skincare's SkinTea Active Renewal Masque is suitable for all skin types - including mature and acne prone skin. With antioxidant rich White Tea alongside moisture binding Hyaluronic Acid, exfoliator Lactic Acid and Collagen stimulant; Glycolic Acid, together they will help remove dead skin and pollution from your skin, unclog pores, reduce those visible signs of wrinkles and make your whole face look brighter.