We all want naturally glowing skin, but how do we get it? According to the top beauty gurus the secret lies in facial serums. We know, your bathroom cabinet is already stocked with all these different skincare items to use every day, the last thing you need is to add another product to your beauty routine. Plus, serums can also be confusing. They are like an oil, but not an oil. They are like a moisturizer, but not a moisturizer. So why get them and how do you use them? We got the answers for you!
Why use a Serum?
A serum is formulated with a higher concentration of active ingredients than your regular moisturizer or other skincare creams. Which is why serums are so effective for boosting the health of your skin. They are the nourishing power boosters for anti-aging, dull skin, and dry skin. Serums are also light weight because they are meant to absorb into skin instantly rather than sitting on your face like a heavier cream, making it easier to incorporate into your beauty routine. And don’t let the small bottle confuse you, a few drops is all you need to use all over your face.
Which Serum is right for you?
There are so many different types of face serums and oils that all sound amazing; how do you know which one is right for you? Well, it all starts with determining what is your number one skin problem. It could be dullness, anti-aging, oily skin dry skin. From there you can work in the serum that targets that issue specifically.
For dullness it would be best to use a vitamin C serum. Vitamin C specifically targets discoloration and dullness in the skin. That means no need for using an expensive highlighter or illuminating foundation. Your natural glowing skin will be enough to shine throughout the day.
For oily and dry skin, hyaluronic acid serum is the perfect addition to your beauty routine. The real trick here is how you layer it on. If you have dry skin, hyaluronic acid should be used in addition to your daily moisturizer for optimum hydration. If you have oily skin, hyaluronic acid should be used instead of a moisturizer cream, for lightweight hydration.
For anti-aging retinol serum is the best to tighten skin and fight wrinkles. That is why most anti-aging creams have retinol as a staple ingredient. But if you really want to target those fine lines, using retinol serum in addition to your creams will really boost the health of your skin, so that you age gracefully and maintain your youthful glow.
How to Apply a Serum Correctly?
So now that you have the right serum, how the heck do you put it on?! Don’t stress, it is very simple.
- Cleanse- Use your favorite face wash/ cleanser to clear out your pores of any dirt and oil that builds up overnight.
- Tone- Use a toner of your choice to close your pores and remove any residue from your cleanser. Make sure you apply with a cotton pad and let it absorb onto skin.
- Apply Serum- Use only a few drops of your serum and massage onto face with your hands. Let the serum absorb into skin before applying your moisturizer. If you have oily skin, use your serum as an alternative to a heavy cream moisturizer.
- Moisturize- Apply a moisturizer of choice onto skin. If you are applying makeup the next step would be primer!