Whenever you watch or read interviews of female celebrities, when they are asked about beauty secrets, you usually hear them saying about face serums. Most of them swear to include a good face serum in their skin care routine. 🤗What is this face serum after all??? Ever wondered??? Well, this post will solve all your doubts about it. I’m going to answer some of the basic Ws about serum.
‘W’hat is a face serum?🤔
Facial serum is a light weight moisturizer, of course which is in liquid form.
‘W’hy a face serum over a moisturizer?🤓
You guys know, no matter what sort of skin we have, all skin types need a good moisturization. The moisturizers available in the market out there have lot of contents in them, which are essential for skin. Serum also has almost same ingredients. Then why serum? Thats because, face serum have concentrated content plus, they get absorbed by skin way more faster than a face cream.
Ho’w’ to use?😯
Serum can be used alone to add moisture to your skin or with additional moisturizer, if your skin needs more hydration.
You have read about basic skin care stepsbefore on mygirlypedia. Let me tell you where to accomodate serum in those steps. Post cleansing and toning let your face be damp. While your face is damp, apply a thin layer of serum. This helps the skin to absorb the product quickly and deeply. Thus making sure that your skin gets maximum benefits.
If your skin is normal to dry, you can apply a layer of moisturiser or your regular night cream over it.
‘W’hen to use?💁♀️
As I said, face serum is nothing but a moisturiser. You can apply serum on to your face both in the morning as well as night. That means in the day time, before applying makeup. During night as a part of beauty sleep essential.
‘W’hich one is the best serum for you?💆♀️
While buying serum, make sure these ingredients are present or mentioned on the serum packing – antioxidant, peptides, retinol, growth factors, alpha and beta hydroxyl acids and unique botanicals.
How to know which face serum suits your skin the most? There are multiple types of face serum available. Oil based, aqua based at. Depending on your skin needs chose a right one. For example, if your skin is oily, go for aqua based.
Also, look for ingredients if you are allergic to any. If you come across any, drop it then and there.
Look for the particular ingredient mentioned below, in a serum based on your skin issue.
- High concentration and easy penetration into the facial skin makes face serum a winner.
- Improves skin texture. (Beta glucans)
- Reduces wrinkles. (Retinol)
- Firms skin. (Peptides)
- Calming redness and sensitivity. (Aloe Vera, green tea etc)
- Hydrates. (Hyaluronic acid)
- Treats dryness. (Glycolic acid)
- Reduces brown spot. (Vitamin C)
- Brightens skin.
- Regenerates skin.
- Serum is slightly more pricier as compared to a lotion or a cream.
- Sensitive skin people should chose serum wisely else it might effect their skin in not a good way.
- Extremely dry skin needs good moisturizer on top of serum.
Hope this helps you up your skin care game. 😎