[skin concerns] BAD reaction to Hyaluronic Acid | Kr Laser

published on Jan 21, 2020

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So I haven’t really seen many other stories like mine on here so I figured I’d share in the hopes I could help someone else.

I have pretty dry skin that can be acne prone at times. With that being said, it’s winter time so I decided to try adding some hyaluronic acid to my routine to add some hydration to my skin. I happened to have the Grace and Stella Hyaluronic Acid Serum from my moms FabFitFun subscription on hand so I gave that a try.
I used it twice a day, morning and evening.
(I should note that nothing else changed within my routine during this time and I had not ever had this issue in the past.)
The first two days or so were good, my skin looked visibly hydrated and more bouncy. Then about 5 days in I began to notice my entire face was getting these super tiny bumps all over it that were really itchy. I didn’t know what would be causing that so I didn’t change anything, besides adding Avene Cicalfate Cream into my routine to calm my skin. That didn’t help. The bumps turned into flaky, itchy, red eczema patches.
At this point, after doing some research, I was pretty certain hyaluronic acid was the culprit. I decided to go down to a bare bones routine of just rinsing with water and using my sensitive skin Avene products that I have left over from a laser treatment I got a few months back. It’s been about a week since I stopped using the hyaluronic acid and my skin is STILL coming back from that. I’m still super itchy, flaky, and extremely sensitive to anything besides the Avene products.
Here I thought I was doing my skin a favor. I’d spray my face with the Avene thermal spring water, apply the hyaluronic acid on damp skin and then add my moisturizer. From what I read I did it correctly… but I guess not.
Hyaluronic acid usually draws water from the air into your skin, however, if there isn’t enough moisture in the air, it draws water from the deeper layers of your skin to the surface (which is why my skin looked so plump and hydrated at first). And then with further application, I just sucked every last drop of water from my face by using that and am now suffering the consequences. My face is improving, but is most definitely not back to normal.

My advice is to keep an eye out when using Hyaluronic acid, especially if you live in a dry climate AND already have dry skin to begin with. Hope this helps (:

Also, I’m curious. Has anyone else had this happen to them?

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