This hyaluronic acid mistake is going viral on TikTok, and you should take notes

Yes, it's possible to have too much of a good thing, as the hyaluronic acid mistake has proven

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We regret to inform you, but hyaluronic acid mistakes are, in fact, possible. Even though we're head-over-heels for the skincare ingredient, too much of a good thing is just that. 

Viral TikTok beauty hacks have led us in questionable directions before, yet TikTok user @rocio.roses's recent clip is worth noting, especially if you suffer from winter skin

Since we're in for cold weather for the foreseeable future, now is the time to brush up on that beauty routine so that you can bask in that dewy dolphin skin trend 24/7/365. Summer called—it wants its glow back.

Hyaluronic acid mistake on TikTok

It's likely this bad boy has made its way to your FYP, but don't ignore it. Like Rocio Soria notes in her video, even if you're using the best hyaluronic acid serums on shelves, there's a chance things are going wrong if you're experiencing dehydration. Watch below for a few of her pointers. The clip is quick and to the point!

"You have to put water back into your face, whether it's water or a facial spray," we hear the beauty influencer say. "Why do we do this? Because hyaluronic acid holds 1,000 times its weight in water. It's a humectant."


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Is too much hyaluronic acid bad for your skin? Yes, the super-power ingredient will suck the moisture from anything and everything to ensure that your face is hydrated. Things can get a little complicated when you're stuck inside with central heat wreaking havoc. (This is arguably the only pitfall of getting your hygge on this winter.) 

Fortunately, our guide to hyaluronic acid benefits, side effects and everything in between will put you in the proper direction. If you're using a HA serum, always apply the hyaluronic to damp skin. Our beauty writers recommend that you shop for a hyaluronic acid serum that contains additional emollients, like glycerin and ceramides, to help the cause. 

Once you're set applying your serum, be sure to use a hydrating moisturizer on top, which seals that moisture in. Since we know everyone's beauty routine differs based on their needs, we kindly rounded up the best moisturizers for dry skin for you to peruse as well—no need to thank us! 

We'll admit that this might make your morning and evening routine a little more complicated, but you won't regret allotting that extra time to your face. Our skincare product order guide will not only help you find the best products that work well for you but will also give you glowing results in the process. (See what we did there?) 

So yes, even though we are wary of some #BeautyTok suggestions—TikkTokers using lube on their faces being one frightening recent example—we're glad to see that beauty influencers are concerned with the proper application of ingredients—things could become a disaster otherwise. 

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.