The best feeling in the world? Locking in your cleansing routine with a nourishing facial serum that sinks into the skin to hydrate it and leaves it feeling amazing. Skincare addicts know what we're talking about. But, let's get into what it is that serums actually do and which formula is the best fit for your skin type.
What are serums?
When adding a serum to your skincare routine, you're integrating a highly concentrated skincare product with a light texture that allows the skin to absorb ingredients better. Lipid-replenishing additives are foregone which means that the serum is better equipped to penetrate the skin, sustainably supplying it with ingredients. Essentially, it is recommended to use a serum no matter what skin type you have because they are formulated to satisfy the needs of your skin.
When to use serums
Serums are used directly after cleansing, i.e. on clean, untreated complexions. Whether they are incorporated into your morning or evening routine depends on the ingredients contained. A serum is packed with antioxidant-rich vitamins that protect the skin against harmful environmental influences during the day and should be used in the morning. An anti/aging serum with active ingredients, such as BHA, AHA, retinol, and the like, should be used at night.
Serums can be applied is various ways, depending on your preferred method. Apply a few drops of serum directly onto the face then gently pat the formula into the skin or distribute a small amount of serum between the palms of your hands before gently patting it onto the face. Alternatively, work the serum into the skin using a facial roller and combine that with a pampering facial massage.
Different serum for various skin types
Serum for normal skin types and pigmentation spots
Serums enriched with vitamin C are recommended for people with normal skin types. They are formulated to nourish and revitalise the complexion, protect the skin against free radicals with its antioxidant effect and conjure up an incredibly radiant finish. Vitamin curbs the formation of excess melanin and counteracts age spots.
Serum for dry skin
The secret weapon for dry skin types are serums that are based on hyaluronic acid. The active substance inject an extra portion of hydration into the skin and promotes elasticity - this brings with in fantastic anti-aging effects.
Serum for sensitive skin
Sensitive skin types require gentle, soothing ingredients, such as aloe vera or calendula. Thus, the complexion is supplied with moisture and skin resistance is restored.
Serum with anti-aging effects
In order to counteract the signs of skin aging, it is recommended to use serums that are formulated with retinol, ferulic acid, glycolic acid or peptides. These actives support the restoration of the skin barrier and smooth over fine lines and wrinkles.
Serums for impure/blemished skin
Salicylic acid hates impurities and pimples which is why we love it so much! This powerful ingredient combats blemished and impure complexion to reveal skin that is beautifully clear.
What's more, you can incorporate various serums into your morning or evening routines - some can even be combined with one another.