What is a serum?
A skin serum is a lightweight, fluid, skincare product that usually delivers a high concentration of an active skincare ingredient. Since facial serums are so lightweight, they are perfect to apply before your moisturizer without leaving any sticky residue. Another benefit is that depending on the serum, you do not necessarily have to apply it everyday to enjoy their benefits.
There are multiple kinds of skin serum, with benefits that address common skin concerns. The best face serum for you depends on what kind of ingredients or benefits you are looking for. For instance, Vitamin C serum works as a a brightening serum and can help even out the skin. Hyaluronic acid serums deliver a lot of hydration, and are great to layer with a moisturizer for maximum skin hydration. A Retinol serum is an effective way to prevent visible aging. Retinol is a popular ingredient in anti-aging serums, because it can help smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Antioxidant serums works in a similar way, delivering tons of skincare benefits including their capacity to help firm and brighten the skin. Even with all the benefits provided by adding a serum to your skincare routine, it’s important to also protect your skin barrier with the right moisturizer for your skin type.
How to apply face serum?
Be sure to read your serum instructions to see how often you should apply your face serum. In fact, many serums are effective when used 2-3 times a week instead of daily. Since serums are so lightweight, apply your face serum after cleanser or toner.
- Dispense a quarter-sized amount of the face serum into your palms or directly onto the skin, and gently massage it in with clean fingertips.
- Allow a few minutes for the serum to absorb, and apply your moisturizer afterwards.
- Don't forget to apply sunscreen the day after you apply an anti-aging serum or retinol serum.