You want me to try what?!
Hyaluronic acid. Yes, I’m suggesting you use something with the word “acid” in the product name on your cancer sensitive face. Often times we think of an acid as a product to exfoliate skin. And most of the time, that would be correct. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is different. So trust me on this one, it might be just what you need.
One of the biggest issues I have with finding skin care for me is that cancer treatments have made my skin both dry and sensitive. That can be a difficult combination. A lot of skin care companies insist that you pick between the two, and then order your skin care products based on your choice.
Hyaluronic acid, also known as Sodium Hyaluronate, isn’t like that. One of the primary issues in treating cancer fatigued skin is loss of moisture and elasticity in the skin. Hyaluronic acid has the ability to both attract moisture to the skin, and hold it in. And it has the ability to penetrate into the dermis layer of the skin, which helps lock in moisture. And because HA is actually occurring in our bodies, then the likelihood of it causing sensitivities to the skin is very low. What a powerhouse of a product!
For more information, Huffington Post has a great article that I would encourage you to read.
I’ve been using hyaluronic acid for about 8 months now, and have loved the result. A great aesthetician friend of mine said the best way to apply is to use a few drops while the skin is damp, locking in the moisture. So, I like to put mine on either right after the shower in the morning, or first thing after washing my face at night.
I use Passport to Organics Hyaluronic Acid Serum. I love their product because it not only contains a high dose of HA, has 98% organic ingredients, and is reasonably priced, but also has organic aloe juice as a base! And anyone who has ever had a sunburn or knee scrape knows about the healing property of aloe!