While we believe that all steps of a skincare routine hold equal importance to a certain degree, facial serums hold a special place in our hearts. Face serums are unique because they contain concentrated amounts of ingredients which can be used to address various skin conditions. Keep reading to know why you have to add a serum to your routine today.
What is a Face Serum and What Does it Do?
A facial serum is a skin care product that is designed to contain a higher concentration of active ingredients than other products, such as creams and lotions. Depending on its active ingredients a serum can manage acne, exfoliate, fade hyperpigmentation, can help reduce wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and other signs of ageing while also providing hydration and nourishment to the skin.
Usually, other products like sunscreens, moisturizers, washes and toners require a balance in the formulation which will allow it to deliver its primary function, then a secondary benefit may be included. For example, moisturizers will mainly contain ceramides and humectants. It may then contain other beneficial ingredients in small amounts. A facial serum, on the other hand, is developed to deliver a concentrated amount of active ingredient(s) to deliver quicker and better results. It is always a good idea to have a few serums in your routine whether it’s an exfoliating serum or a hydrating one, we’ve got you covered.
How to Choose the Right Face Serum for Your Skin Type?
Choosing the right face serum for your skin type can be a daunting task. With so many serums available on the market, it can be difficult to determine which one is best suited to your needs. All skin types will benefit from using a serum or two. As discussed earlier, the best way to manage age again skin I through preventative care. So, the best time to start using serums is now. Fortunately, there are some key factors to consider when selecting a face serum that will help you make an informed choice.
- All skin types will benefit from an anti-oxidant and a hydrating serum
- Oily skin types will benefit from an exfoliating serum
- Sensitive skin types will require calming and soothing serums
- Mature skin will require, hydrating and resurfacing serums
- Dry skin will require a hydrating serum
When and How Do You Use Serums?
Facial serums are a great addition to your skincare routine, as they provide a concentrated dose of nourishment and hydration to your skin. Depending on the type of serum you use, you can target specific skin concerns such as wrinkles, acne, or dark spots.
When it comes to using facial serums, timing is key. Generally speaking, it is best to apply the serum at night before bedtime and in the morning before applying moisturizer or sunscreen. At night time, facial serums can help repair any damage done during the day and replenish lost moisture while you sleep. In the morning they can help protect your skin from environmental stressors and ensure that your skin looks healthy all day long.
To use a face serum effectively, make sure you cleanse your face thoroughly first so that the product can penetrate deep into your pores. Then apply a few drops of serum to your fingertips and massage it gently over your face in circular motions until it is completely absorbed