Serums are getting increasingly popular and highly recommended in any antiaging skin care regime. The basic difference between a serum and a moisturizer is that a serum is lacking all the petroleum or oils that keeps water from evaporating. Therefore, the active ingredients in a serum get absorbed quickly and deeply into skin. Serums are made up of very small molecules, taking its nutrient deposits to the deepest layers of skin. Something a moisturizer can’t do. Serums are not only helpful in providing nutrition to your skin, but can also take care of problems like dark spots, early signs of aging, skin brightening and complexion improvement.
Few things to keep in mind, when applying a serum:
- Apply to clean skin – the active ingredients in a serum stick to dead skin and dirt, so for best results, be sure to clean your face before applying the serum. After exfoliation, even better.
- Apply to Damp skin – damp skin is very permeable and hence, aids quick and deep absorption of the active ingredients in your serum.
- Apply a small amount – serums are highly concentrated and a small amount goes a long way.
- Let it sink in – serums need to be given a few minutes (about 5) to absorb, before applying a moisturizer. It should disappear into your skin quickly
Most importantly, you are never too young to start using a serum. It is better to prevent signs of aging verses correct them. You will be able to see a great difference in your skin with these action packed drops of nutrition each day. One might be skeptical about using anti-aging products too soon, but your skin will never get immune to these ingredients, and the ingredients don’t get any less effective.
Here’s to firmer, happier and healthier life.