There is a LOT of skincare on the market. Different brands, products and it can get overwhelming when searching for what you need.
With an array of moisturisers and skincare out there, lets focus today on serum.
Why use a serum? Is it necessary and is it effective?
The attraction of using a serum is that larger amounts of active molecules will potentially penetrate the skin’s surface for the most effectiveness. Also, due to the higher concentration, it typically takes a shorter amount of time to see visible results.
Because a serum is lighter it goes on first, after you’ve cleansed your skin and applied a facial mist. The serum needs something on the skin to cling onto before being absorbed.
But you also need to seal the serum to maximize the benefits, which is why a moisturizer or face cream is always the next step.
A serum can help with issues like skin discoloration, brightening, fine lines, or acne adding the moisturiser after your serum aids in hydrating your skin.
Here are some top tips about why you should most certainly be using a serum
- Absorbs quickly into your skin. Serums are a lighter skin care formulation. Because of the thinness it allows the serum to be absorbed easily into your skin.
- Soothes sensitive skin. Serums, are often better for acne-prone or oily skin types as they are thinner in consistency and are not too heavy on the skin.
- Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Some face serums contain ingredients like retinol that may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If a serum doesn’t contain retinol the hydrating purposes of a serum can also improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Feels light on your skin. Because they absorb quickly into your skin, a face serum doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. You can apply before wearing make-up, as part of your daily and nigh time skincare routine.
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