Hello there…!!! This blog is about Face serum. There are different types of serum used for different purposes. Most of you knowing and using different serums. Some of you have only heard about it. Anyway, the inquiry emerges, is serum mandatory in a skincare schedule? How to apply it? How does it work? What is its purpose? Is it similar to moisturizer? Let’s get to know the answer to all these questions.
What is face Serum?
The face serum is the skincare product concentrated with active ingredients that are intended to penetrate into the skin with the goal that it can help focus on certain particular skin issues.
How does it work?
There are some amazing benefits of using a facial serum. It has numerous basic ingredients including Vitamin A, C, and E. Our skin has many layers, and the serum is a very fine molecule of ingredients that enters REALLY well into the skin and treats wrinkle, pigmentation, and redness. Some of the serums are water-based and others are oil-based. Choose the one according to your skin type.
Face serums are oil-based, so some people get confused about whether it is replaced by a moisturizer. The answer is NO, You can not use a serum in place of moisturizer or a moisturizer in place of serum. Serum goes deep inside the skin layer and treats different skin concerns whereas moisturizer creates a barrier on the top of your skin.
Is it mandatory in a skincare routine?
No, it is not mandatory. It is completely your choice whether you have to use it or not. If you find fine lines, dark spots, redness, tanning, and luster on your skin then you should use serum according to your skin problem. You don’t need to use it if your skin is fresh, young, hydrated and even-toned.
How to apply it?
To apply serum, cleanse your face, apply toner (if you use). And after the toner, take 2-3 drops of serum and massage gently on your skin for a couple of minutes. Most of the serums are advised to apply twice a day but I would suggest you read the instruction given on bottle to know how many times you should apply it.
Let’s get to know about different types of face serums and their benefits.
1.Hydrating Face serum
To have healthy and youthful skin, you must keep it hydrated. Moisturizer creates a barrier on the upper layer of your skin and hydrates it for a short period of time.
The hydrating serum contains Hyaluronic Acid, rose water, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, rosehip oil, ceramide, sea kelp, jojoba, and vitamin E and Argan oil. Hyaluronic Acid is the best ingredient to hydrate your skin. It peeps deep inside the pores of your skin and hydrates it. This hydration lasts longer. It also makes your skin soft and smooth.
This can be applied in the day and also with night serum. Always apply moisturizer after the serum because both of them have different properties.
2.Acne fighting serum
Acne is a very common skin problem for youth. Every one of us wants evenly textured skin. If you have acne-prone skin, you have to think several times before applying any product on your face. We look for many different things to get rid of acne, be it- home remedies or medicines.
Acne fighting serum contains salicylic acid, alpha- hydroxy acid (AHA) and beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), glycolic acid, citric acid and, thyme, cucumber, and green tea. These ingredients prevent acne breakout and make your skin acne-free by clogging the pores, removing the excess of oils and tightening the pores.
3.Anti-aging Face serum
Collagen is liable for keeping up plumpness and tightening in our skin, so it’s a basic component to keeping up a youthful-looking face. When you hit your 30s, the skin will, in general, lose firmness since collagen creation normally slows down which is the reason almost fine lines and wrinkles begin to show up.
This serum contains a normal enemy of maturing agents fruit stem cells, evening primrose, grape seed extract, argan oil, Vitamin C, peptides, and Alpha Hydroxy Acids. They target fine lines or wrinkles while firming and plumping the skin. Nutrient C assists with animating collagen creation, Retinol helps increment cell turnover and hinders collagen misfortune.
You ought to apply it as night serum since Retinol is contrarily influenced by Sun’s UV beams.
4.Skin brightening serum
Healthy and glowing skin is everyone’s wish. No one loves to be in dull, dried and tanned skin. As you go out in day time, Your skin is exposed to sun rays, dust, pollution, etc. which causes dullness and dryness of the skin. To get rid of these issues, brightening face serum is a must.
It has essential oils, vitamin C, vitamin E, ferulic acid, peptides, and light reflectors. It removes pigmentation, dullness, dead skins and dark spots which makes your skin bright, smooth and even-toned.
5.Exfoliating face serum
Exfoliating must be a part of your skincare routine. But some of us have very sensitive skin that can not bear the grainy texture of scrub. But exfoliation is important to remove blackheads, whiteheads and, dead skins, so you can not skip it.
The exfoliating serum is something that exfoliates your skin gently and also has the property to deal with dryness and acne issues. The main components of this serum are AHA (alpha-hydroxy acids), retinol, enzymes from plant or fruit extracts, hyaluronic acid and citric acid. AHA provides even textures skin and hyaluronic acid hydrates your skin.
So you can use this serum to avoid grainily harsh exfoliation.
6.Repairing Face serum
Our skin has so many issues that we have already discussed. So, we must look for a solution to every problem. Here, we have issues in the form of acne, dark spots, redness, and many others. And in these situations, our skin is damaged. Repairing face serum is there to repair and renew.
The main elements of this serum are seaweed, flower water, green tea, ceramides, retinol, antioxidants, essential oils, and Omega-3 fatty acids. It reduces, sunburn, dark patches, redness.
It can be used in the morning or evening whenever you want.
7.Vitamin C serum
Our skin is very sensitive and gets easily affected by pollutants in the environment, harsh UV rays and dust.
Vitamin C serum is effective in so many ways. It has alpha-hydroxy acids, retinol, and SPF. This is highly effective for anti-aging purposes. It also helps in tightening and brightening of the skin. It stimulates melanin production which causes fading of dark spots and tanned skin. This face serum is also known as anti-oxidant serum.
It can be used once or twice a day. Add it to your skincare routine and use it regularly.