A E Skin Hydrating Serum for Recovery

Did you know that you can use the A E Skin Hydrating Serum for recovery after certain treatments? Keep reading to learn more.

What is recovery after a treatment?

Some treatments either remove a layer of skin from the surface or cause the surface layers of your skin to peel. These include a Micro Laser Peel, the Red Carpet Peel, other chemical peels, traditional microneedling, Ultra Microneedling, the Weekend Peel, and fractional laser resurfacing treatments. When this happens, usually you will see redness, swelling, or both. This is because of the irritation to the skin as well as your body’s natural reaction to bring blood to the skin to help it heal. When your skin is recovering, it’s hard for your skin to act as a moisture barrier, one of its many important functions. Acting as a moisture barrier means keeping water in your skin and not allowing it to evaporate, which can dehydrate you. Also, about two thirds of your skin is made of water, so it’s even more important to have enough water in your skin during this recovery time.

How to keep your skin moisturized during recovery

During the recovery period after these treatments, traditionally an occlusive ointment such as Vaseline, Aquaphor, or the Elta MD Intense Moisturizer is applied to the skin. These ointments do an outstanding job at keeping the water in your skin. They work best if your skin is a little wet before applying them. So you can first wash your skin with a gentle cleanser such as the A E Skin Gentle Facial Cleanser or the Elta MD Foaming Facial Cleanser. After rinsing the cleanser, don’t let your skin dry off completely, just apply the moisturizer while your skin is still moist.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring sugar that’s found in your skin. Hyaluronic acid binds about one thousand times it’s weight in water. You’ll find many skin care products that contain hyaluronic acid. This is because they draw water into your skin. They work well for daily use on your skin. When recovering, hyaluronic acid itself is great. But you have to be careful which product you use.

Why does the A E Skin Hydrating Serum work well during recovery?

 When you apply hyaluronic acid to your skin while it’s recovering, it will bring water into your skin. Then you can apply an ointment to keep it in your skin. Many skin care products contain hyaluronic acid. But the vast majority of them contain other ingredients such as other active ingredients and preservatives that can irritate your skin when it’s recovering. The A E Skin Hydrating Serum is pure hyaluronic acid without preservatives. So using it will help your skin recover without irritating it. The A E Skin Hydrating Serum is really easy to use during your recovery. Apply a generous amount of the A E Skin Hydrating Serum to your skin and rub it in. Since the A E Skin Hydrating Serum is water-based it will wet your skin. This way you can apply an ointment right on top. Do this at least twice a day to help your skin recover faster. You can even do this every hour while awake. But be careful if your skin is acne prone since too much ointment can clog your pores and cause breakouts.

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