If you are thinking about upgrading your skin care routine, it is not a bad idea to start thinking about face serums. But, what on Earth face serums are? Don’t worry, I have answers to all your questions.
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What is Serum?
“Serums are light, water-based liquids that deliver a large dose of ingredients into your skin.”
You can apply the serum before your moisturizer, and after toner, essence or mist. It delivers a great dose of ingredients into your skin. The serums are perfect for this task because they are made of small molecules that penetrate deep into our skin, preparing it for the rest of the skin care.
Moisturizer and Face Serums – Same, or Not?
“The difference between oil or a moisturizer and serum is the composition.”
Even though the serums are full of moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic-acid ceramides they can’t be considered as classic moisturizers. They are more here to help you keep your skin moisturized during the day, keeping water in, but only if you have applied all necessary ingredients.
How Often to Use Serums?
This depends on your need and on the serum. It is usually written on the back of the bottle – you can use your serum once or twice a day. It is usually enough to use it as a part of your morning routine, after essence or toner and before your daily moisturizing creme.
Difference Between Serums and Face Oils
While serums are pretty lightweight and made of water ingredients, face oils are a growing trend that many women start to use. That is the main reason why most of the new oils are considered as serums.
“You have the water-based serums and the oil-based serums. Water-based serums go under the cream, and they are so important. They nourish the inner layer of the skin because the molecule is very small so it penetrates—because of the P50, of course. The oil-based serums go on top of the moisturizer because they have a bigger molecule. They’re supposed to keep the cream and whatever you put underneath moist during the entire day. “
Expiration of Serum Ingredients
Some of the ingredients found in serums like Vitamin C can easily oxidize and lose efficacy when the serum is not kept properly. That is why it is the best to keep it in some place that is dry, cool, and to use it within six months.
Picking Right Serums
Depending on your skin type, choose a serum that will do only good for you. If you have:
- Acne Prone skin: always look for vitamin C. It increases production of collagen repairs skin better and reduces inflammation. Salicylic acid unclogs pores.
- Dry Skin: Vitamin E will solve all your problems. It is an antioxidant perfect for your skin. Search for hyaluronic and glycolic acid as well.
- Dull Skin: If you have problems with dull skin when buying serum always check out if there are antioxidants – green tea, resveratrol or ferulic acid.
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