If you are someone like me who has watched endless tutorials and videos regarding facial serum’s and still has no idea how to choose the right one, then, hello, welcome to the group!
I heard serums are great for those who have small skin issues and wants to correct it. Today it’s become a skin necessity rather than an option. Serum must be moisturizing but not a substitute for moisturizer, it can be oily but shouldn’t again be a substitute for your facial oils. The best skin care routine one can have for every day is gently cleansing serum and moisturizing. But trust me choosing the right serum will really make the difference.
How To Choose The Best Face Serum For You?
Before getting into the how-to part, for those of you who are not so much into the latest happenings, you might be wondering what is a serum exactly.
So what is a serum after all?
A facial serum is a very concentrated skin care product that will allow the skin to easily absorb its nutrients. It’s typically just a water-based product with a dense mixture of skin essentials to give you that perfect supple and glowing skin. Now you know why everyone wants to use a serum.
When is the right time to use a serum?
This is probably one of the most asked as well as the most controversial question on the internet. Different beauty gurus have different opinions. So what can we do? Who do we follow? I decided to stick with my dermatologist’s suggestion and trust me my skin feels and looks better. So that might mean am doing the right thing. Here is
what I do. I apply the serum to my face right after I cleanse my skin with a mild, gentle cleanser. If you are someone who uses a toner, then apply the serum after you apply the toner. Do ever apply a serum after a moisturizer or makeup because all the tick layers will make it difficult for the product to enter the skin. Sometimes applying a serum after a moisturizer can even cause breakouts.
Serum Vs Moisturiser
The serum is a hydrator, while moisturizer is just an oil balancer. Whats an hydrator? he terms hydration refers to the water content in the skin. Every time you use a serum you are adding water to the skin. Your skin easily soaks it up and looks instantly fresh and plump. The serum also acts as the gateway for the skin and moisturizer. Applying the serum before the moisturizer also ensures that your skin can absorb the moisturizer better.
Now coming back to our topic at hand, How To Choose The Best Face Serum For You?
First, before going serum shopping, do some research, find out what skin type you are and what kind of skin issues you have. It could be anything from spots, aging, tanning, pigmentation, acne, etc, etc. Once you are decided on that the next thing you need to do is find a list of good serums from a well-reputed company and an honest ingredients list. Here are some of the things you need to look into when listing out the serums:
Clean ingredients: Avoid anything with synthetic preservatives or petroleum-based ingredients.
A hydrator: make sure that there are ingredients that add water to the skin. for example, you can choose a serum based on aloe vera as it’s one of the best natural hydration.
A humectant: humectant is an ingredient that attracts water and helps to secure moisture, for example, hyaluronic acid.
Antioxidants: If anti-aging is what your need is, then make sure your serum is rich in antioxidants. If brightening is your key focus use a serum which is rich in vitamin c. And the most important, make sure your serum has no added chemicals.
I hope you found the above article on, How To Choose The Best Face Serum For You? use full. Let me know if you guys were able to find the perfect serum using these tips. Also if you have any other suggestion and inquiries you can get in touch with me through the comments section.