How To Use Hyaluronic Acid For Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation, an umbrella term for dark spots, patches and uneven darkening of the skin is caused by sun damage and skin inflammation that can be tricky to deal with. It can affect your overall look and can push back your confidence too. But what if we say that we have an ingredient that helps get rid of those? We are talking about our favourite ingredient, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid or HA, as it is commonly called, is a powerful skincare ingredient that has the ability to hydrate and plump the skin. However, it is a lesser-known fact that it can also help treat hyperpigmentation by reducing and lightening your dark spots. So, get ready to explore the usage of hyaluronic acid for hyperpigmentation.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally produced fluid in your body that acts as a lubricant for joints and other tissues. It is used widely in the beauty industry because it helps retain moisture in your skin and makes it hydrated and plump. In fact, HA is known to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, which makes it an excellent moisturiser for all skin types. It also helps boost collagen production and thus improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How can Hyaluronic Acid help with Hyperpigmentation?
Hyaluronic acid is known to promote cell turnover and nourish the skin. As the collagen level in your skin increases, it not only makes your skin plump and softer but also facilitates new cell formation, thereby reducing pigmentation. Moreover, HA helps improve the overall health of the skin, which can reduce inflammation and prevent further hyperpigmentation. However, it is advised to pair it with vitamin C for better results.
How to Use Hyaluronic Acid for Hyperpigmentation
There are various ways you can include Hyaluronic acid in your skincare routine to work on your hyperpigmentation. You could pick a HA serum, a moisturiser infused with HA or a night cream as well. However, you must use HA on cleansed skin. Using a sheet mask is one of the best ways to use hyaluronic acid serum for hyperpigmentation.
Here is a skincare routine that you can try to use hyaluronic acid for pigmentation:
Cleanse your skin:
Start by cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt or oil. Look for a suitable cleanser that does not strip off the natural oils from your skin.
After cleansing, apply a toner to restore your skin's pH balance and prepare it for the next steps.
Use a hyaluronic acid serum:
While your skin is still damp, pour a few drops of hyaluronic acid serum on your face and neck and gently pat it with your fingers while using gentle upward strokes to help it absorb. Give it a few minutes to fully absorb into the skin before going to the next steps.
We recommend using the 5-Min Replumping Ampoule Mask for Dry Skin (with 1% Hyaluronic Acid & Watermelon). It is infused with potent active to re-plump the skin with moisture, making your skin look firmer and nourished in 5 min.
Garnier Coconut Water Eye Mask- Enriched with rejuvenating coconut water and hyaluronic acid serum, this eye serum mask reduces fine lines and re-plumps eye contours and makes your eye area feel firmer and smoother.
Garnier Orange Eye Mask- Enriched with orange juice and hyaluronic acid serum, this eye mask reduces dark circles, eye bags and puffiness.
Now that you have a HA serum in your routine, you can look for a moisturiser infused with vitamin C to reduce your pigmentation. Vitamin C is known to lighten dark spots and give a clear, even skin tone. You can check out Garnier’s Vitamin C range that helps reduce pigmentation, brighten your skin and calms inflammation. While you use moisturisers to nourish your skin, do not forget your eyes. Eyes are the more delicate and need extra moisturization. Try the hyaluronic eye mask range.
Protecting your skin from sun damage is important to avoid further pigmentation. Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 and above generously over your face and neck every day. We recommend using Garnier Bright Complete Vitamin C Serum Cream with SPF 40/PA +++, which is infused with the benefits of moisturising cream and sun protection in one.
Tips You Should Know Before Using Hyaluronic Acid for Hyperpigmentation
- Don’t rush into trying new ingredients for your skin, be it vitamin C or Hyaluronic acid. Start using it once a day and gradually increase the usage as per your skin’s needs.
- Be consistent while using HA for your hyperpigmentation. You might need to use it for several weeks to see the desired results.
- Look for a product that contains pure hyaluronic acid without any added fragrances or fillers.
- Hyaluronic acid works best when it's combined with a moisturiser on damp skin. Apply a moisturiser over hyaluronic acid to lock in the hydration and provide additional benefits to the skin.
- Hyperpigmentation can take time to fade, so be patient and consistent with your skincare routine.
Now that you know how hyaluronic acid can help treat your pigmentation, check out our wide of Garnier skincare products and add them to your routine for clear and brighter skin.