Do I need to use a serum? If you want to address your skin type and specific skin concerns, then absolutely yes! Face serums are an absolute must for those who want to truly master their skin care regimen. If you know your skin, and nobody knows your skin like you do, a face or facial serum will nourish your skin to bring out its fullest potential.
What is a face serum?
Put simply, a serum is a liquid skincare product you apply to your skin after cleansing but before moisturizing that delivers powerful ingredients directly into the skin. It is able to do this more effectively than other skin care products because it consists of smaller molecules that are able to penetrate more deeply into the skin than other skincare products.
It is important to note that a face serum is NOT the same thing as a moisturizer. They are similar in that they help the skin retain moisture. However, face serums do not have the rich texture nor the skin-surface barrier that lotions have.
What am I looking for when choosing one?
In choosing the right face serum, you have to focus on your skin and its specific needs and concerns. For example, if you have acne-prone skin or are just looking to get rid of some acne, you’re going to want a serum that is heavy in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is also your go-to ingredient for antioxidants if its skin-damage or anti-aging that you are looking for.
If you are looking for an anti-inflammatory or just have sensitive skin in general, look for a serum with Aloe Vera or Zinc in it.
If you have dry skin, you will want a facial serum with Vitamin E in it.
When to apply a face serum
There are differing opinions on this. Some will say that twice daily in between cleansing and moisturizing. Others will say that once is enough. In many cases, it really depends on the type of serum. Many face serums are designed to be absorbed overnight so once in the evening will be enough for those.
Face serums are very powerful and can be very intense. So do not use more than a small amount, perhaps as small as just a pea, on each application. Of course, it goes without saying that you should not apply it more often than recommended on the package. And, if it hurts or it burns, just stop using it because its not for you.
So there you have it! You are now all set to go out and find the right face serum for you. And, don’t forget to check us out at www.onaturals.com.