When should you apply a hyaluronic acid serum?
Serums are your treatment step; they should go on after cleansing, before moisturizing. But while some switch up their serums from day to night (vitamin C in the morning, for example; retinoids or AHAs at bedtime), feel free to use hyaluronic acid at any hour of the day—some even do a double dose of HA in both their morning and nighttime skin care routines.
No matter the time you apply, you'll want to apply it on a freshly cleansed, slightly damp face. After all, hyaluronic acid is a humectant, which means it pulls in water to hydrate your skin. By patting it on moist skin, you're making the job a bit easier by supplying it with the water it's looking for.
After you cleanse, you want to lock in all that hydration, its about applying products on damp skin. The humectants in your products, like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, will have an easier time holding on to moisture if you're providing it. Then after your serum step, you can lock in all the precious moisture with an cream or oil.
The takeaway. Hyaluronic acid is a wonderful hydrator that can help the skin appear plump and dewy. If you're thinking about adding HA to your routine, you simply can't go wrong with Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Gel All-Natural Hydrator by Skinpatico.