I don’t make New Year’s resolutions because the word alone spells failure to me. I did make a promise to myself that I would lose some added covid pounds (thank you weight watchers so far so good), exercise more (this one needs work!), and take better care of my sun-damaged, acne-scarred skin! I had an appointment to have Fraxel resurfacing (to help with sun damage and acne divots!) but had to cancel because I was ill. My dermatoligist Dr. Crispin is wonderful but very busy so I am now scheduled for March. I will report back on that later. In the meantime, I decided it was time to check out Hyaluronic Acid Serums. Let’s take a look at Skincare after 50-Hyaluronic Acid Serums.
I know I am not going to be diligent with a complicated program. I need to keep it simple or it won’t happen. I use Retin A (prescription version) a vitamin C serum, and now a hyaluronic acid serum. My dermatologist has me use the vitamin c & hyaluronic acid in the A.m and Retin A at night. I cannot use a moisturizer (maybe you all can help here). My skin has always been oily and I still at the age of 66 get an occasional pimple.
If you have been reading this blog for a while you know that I am a researcher. I am not an expert on anything. I will read every article I can find on an issue and share my findings with you. Your homework is at the bottom of the page ladies.
FYI I know someone will ask. I am wearing the Athleta Coaster Luxe Sweatshirt which is super soft and comfy and on sale in this color. The leggings are also Athleta but no longer available. You can find them on Ebay here. My tennis shoes are New Balance from DSW
WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID
What is Hyaluronic acid and what is all the buzz about, anyway? Hyaluronic acid is a “sugar” molecule found naturally in our own bodies. It is also a humectant, which means it helps preserve moisture in the skin similar to a sponge attracting and holding moisture in your skin. It lubricates our joints, eyes, nerves skin, and hair. As we get older our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid which sadly causes our skin to wrinkle and sag. There are several different weights of hyaluronic acid, but some work better at penetrating the skin.
After reading the articles below I chose the six most popular. They range in price from $7 to $300. I am currently using Vichy Mineral 39, which is relatively inexpensive at $29.00.
SIX POPULAR HYALURONIC ACID SERUMS
I really like it but I think when this is gone, I am going to try the Ordinary at $6.80, the most reasonable of the bunch it is worth a try. The SkinCeuticals brand (overpriced in my mind) is highly recommended but $100. The Barbara Sturm is even pricier at $300. Many love the Loreal at $24, so there are many choices here.
SHOP MOST POPULAR HYALURONIC ACID SERUMS
The bottom line according to skincare experts is “You should see smoother, less lined, more moisturized skin almost instantly and you will notice your skin feels softer, too.” “Over time, fine lines and wrinkles will become less apparent, the skin will maintain a youthful plump and supple feel, and be much less prone to showing signs of dryness and dehydration. Used as part of a skincare routine that includes daily sun protection, products with hyaluronic acid naturally restore skin’s ability to look and act younger.How to Use Hyaluronic Acid-Healthline
I don’t know if you ever tune in to Angie from Hot and Flashy (terrible name). Her father is a chemist and she always offers sound advice on makeup and skincare for women over 50. You might enjoy these episodes.
These were the articles I researched for the six I featured above. There are many more mentioned, but these were the top 6.
Thank you for reading Skincare After 50-Hyaluronic Acid Serums. You might also enjoy my post Selfcare after 50 How to Choose the Best Vitamin C Serums. Please share any that you have tried and what works for you. Have you tried any of these or do you have a favorite you would like to share with us? We always enjoy everyone’s suggestions. I will be back on Thursday with a decor post!
I am going to try and have one decor focused post a week and one either fashion or beauty related in addition to my Sunday faves. Please share areas you would like to discuss. Next week Jennifer and I will be back with our Fashion Edit on Tuesday and Thursday Mary Ann, Annie and I will join some other bloggers and we will be talking about How to Style your Kitchen. It should be a fun week.