September 25, 2016

Why should I add serum to my skincare routine?

Does your skincare routine include applying a serum? Well, it was not a part in my routine for years until I recently discovered its benefits. A serum will not replace a daytime or nighttime moisturizer but it will boost the overall healthy appearance of your skin when using the right one. Age does not matter, you can start using a serum now, even in your 20ies. Use your serum each morning and night after cleansing and before you apply your daytime or nighttime moisturizer. Yes, serums tend to be pricier than other skincare products but for a reason. Serums are made up of smaller molecules that can penetrate deeply into the skin. They contain the highest concentration of active ingredients (cleansers and moisturizers usually contain between 5 and 10% active ingredient, serums can contain up to 70%).
Choosing the best serum is based upon your skin type and its concerns. Serums are usually water-based instead of being oil-based. This means serums are perfect for everyone with oily skin and thus does not need extra moisture. Also, a well-formulated serum may replace your moisturizer. If your skin is acne prone, look for serums with vitamin C, zinc, retinol, and salicylic acid. Look for vitamin E, niacin amide, glycolic acid, and hyaluronic acid when you have dry skin. Putting a serum on your skin feels so light and silky! It is not like putting on a thick oil.

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Which serum do you use?
Nati xx

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