A face serum is an alternative or additive to moisturizer. You can live without it, but you can’t ignore the studies behind this magic bullet. Personally, I replaced my heavy cream with a favorite serum. It works exceptionally well for my combination skin, and it has every ingredient I need. Don’t wait too long. Use the one for at least a week, and you will get tired of compliments on your new glowing look.
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So, What is Serum?
Face serum is a lightweight formula with a few key highly concentrated active ingredients. It can be a special gift for your skin because the serum has an incredible ability to target specific skin concerns such as acne, dark spots, dryness, and many more. It quickly absorbs and deeply penetrates the skin.
The great news is that you are never too young to use it! There are six types of face serums that may work for any skin issue: anti-aging, acne-fighting, hydrating, skin brightening, repairing, and exfoliating. You just need to know what you crave.
What Does Serum Do for Skin?
Face serum is made of tiny molecules, so it can instantly deliver active ingredients to your skin. As you start using it regularly, you may notice the effect within the week. A serum can make your skin smooth and firm. It also reduces pores’ size and boosts moisture levels. As stated before, there are many different types of serums, each with a unique purpose and ingredients. For example, if your skin is dry, serum with hyaluronic acid will help to hydrate it. This hyped-up ingredient binds and retains water molecules to give the skin a more plumped appearance. Those with dull skin may benefit from using exfoliating serums with natural acids like AHAs (alpha hydroxy acid) and BHAs (beta hydroxy acids). These ingredients help peel away dead skin cells, providing an even tone and a fresh look. Antioxidant-based serums with vitamin C or E protect your skin against damage caused by free radicals.
How to Choose Face Serum for Your Skin Type?
- Indicate your skin type and concern. What is your target? Maybe you have acne? Dark Spots? Tired-looking eyes?
- Don’t pick the product based on its eye-popping packaging. Sometimes it can be just an emotional hook for lazy buyers.
- Check the list of ingredients. It should be alcohol and fragrance-free. It’s best to opt for products that contain quality ingredients without any extra questionable stuff.
- Face serums usually come in the bottle with a dropper or pump. You should look for dark, airtight pumps because they have numerous benefits. Firstly, a dark bottle with a pump protects sensitive ingredients from oxidation and blocks out UV light. Secondly, a pump allows less frequent exposure keeping formula safe from bacteria and other contaminants. Finally, a bottle with a pump is good for travel.