No matter how many products you have in your beauty routine, but there will always be room for one more,
in addition to soap, tonic, exfoliating and sunscreen, the serum is another that has guaranteed space in skin care, the
fluid product works wonders for the skin, but do you know what facial serum is and how to use it
on a daily basis? Here in this post we answer everything about the product that is making success in the world of beauty.
What is facial serum?
The serum is a product with a very fluid and light texture and a high concentration of active ingredients,
it has fast absorption, dry touch, enhances and accelerates the results of other creams used on the skin.
Who can use facial serum?
The serum is suitable for all skin types, however, it is necessary to be attentive to the active ingredients in
the formula to know if it is suitable for your skin type and for your needs, and of course it
is always recommended to consult a dermatologist for it indicate the best serum for your skin.
There are some substances that appear frequently in the serum, check below.
Oily and acne-prone skin: oily skins can use this type of product, because of the texture, it is absorbed
quickly without leaving it with a greasy appearance, many serums are composed of substances that control sebum production, reduce shine and pores, for those with skin of this type, serums that have salicylic acid, dioic acid, hyaluronic acid and LHA are indicated.
Mixed skin: formulas with hyaluronic acid, PCA-Na and urea are great for hydrating this type of skin.
Dry skin: serum with vitamin E are recommended for dry skin because it protects cells from oxidative damage.
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How and when to apply serum?
The serum is like magic drops, you do not need to apply many drops to achieve an effect on the
skin, but of course, in the beauty routine there is the correct way to use each type of product,
see step by step how to apply.
- In the morning, after washing your face with specific soap and toning your skin, apply a few drops of serum and spread it all over your face and neck, then apply a sunscreen.
- At night, after washing your face, pass the serum over your face before sleeping, you can use it only during the night or after putting on another night cream, it is important that you always wait for one product to dry before applying another.
The serum should be applied twice a day, morning and evening, and the amount indicated is the size of a pea that will be sufficient.
The benefits of using serum are great, in certain situations it can even replace the moisturizing cream, because it does
not leave oily skin more oily and does not dry out dry skin, on the contrary, it moisturizes, rejuvenates and
revitalizes all types of skin and can be found with various functions. Its main benefits are:
Moisturizes and reduces wrinkles
The serum moisturizes deeply and for a long time, it has antioxidant action and prevents wrinkles and expression lines.
It is anti aging
The anti-aging serum can be used from 25 years old, formulas that have green tea extract, ferulic acid, resveratrol, help in the regeneration of the skin, in addition to most of the times they have vitamin C that acts against premature aging and stimulates collagen production, thus helping to rejuvenate the skin.
Can be used to lighten skin
This beauty product makes the skin more uniform and protects from visible light, thanks to the technological formula that helps to lighten spots, prevents and treats signs of hyperpigmentation and melasma, it can be used to reduce different types of spots.
Facilitates the beauty routine
Because of the shape and texture of the serum, it is easy to apply and is absorbed quickly by the skin, so you don’t have to wait long and can now continue using your other daily care products, in addition to this ease of use, the serum it is also excellent to be used during the day because in addition to keeping the skin light and hydrated, it also protects from the sun, but of course it is still necessary to use sunscreen.
Other benefits of facial serum: removes dead cells, regenerates collagen and elastin fibers, increase skin immunity and has powerful hydration.
Serum or moisturizer: which one to choose?
We mentioned above that the serum can replace the moisturizer and it really is true, but do you know the difference between these two products and which is more suitable for you? We answer below.
Serum: suitable for all skin types, but due to its light texture, it is much more recommended for people with mixed oily skin and even for the male audience.
Moisturizer: it is more dense than the serum, and is used mainly by people with normal, dry and sensitive skin.
Both the serum and the moisturizer have the main function of moisturizing the skin, and it is recommended even that the two be used together for a more potent effect since together they bring much more benefits to the skin, the indicated is to apply the serum first and then the moisturizer, but it is important to pay attention to the composition of the two products, if they have the same component it is not necessary to use at the same time, and for very hot days, the serum is the best option since it leaves the skin with the texture drier.
- What works on a particular skin may not have the same effect on you, so before using any product, consult your dermatologist and follow what he tells you.
The serum facial is a true miracle product that leaves the skin looking wonderful, do you already have the habit of using it? Or do you prefer moisturizer?