Serum Products

  • 2023-03-06 04:17:26
  • Hiba Kenaan

What are Serum products?

Serum products contain a high concentration of active ingredients, thus entering the skin faster than creams. Serums penetrate easier through the skin layers because they haven't been diluted with a moisturizer or other elements. These products shoot the skin with their components to treat different conditions, from dry skin to fine lines and deep wrinkles. This makes serums quick remedies to address particular cases like wrinkles and dark spots. However, serums are usually more expensive than creams. 

The best time to apply a serum is on a clean, dry face. The appropriate amount is a pea-sized portion for the whole look. There is no need to rub or massage a serum on the skin; it is tapped with fingertips. 
It is essential to make a small test, usually on the side of the neck for around 15 minutes, in case of people with sensitive or atopic skin who are willing to try serums for the first time. If an allergic reaction happens, a red rash will appear, and the skin will become itchy. This means that the skin can't tolerate the potency of serums.
To avoid damage, serums should be stored in a dry cold place.
A beauty tip says that sleeping over pillowcases made of satin is perfect after applying a night serum. Not only do they keep the serum on the skin throughout the night, but also they reduce the risk of developing acne and wrinkles.
When buying a serum, choose one with ingredients that best fit your skin and purpose of use. You must determine your skin needs and research the composition that will lead you to satisfy your skin goals. After that, you go and shop for your serum. Otherwise, you can consult an expert to guide you or even create a customized serum for you.

Daily Facial Routine

The best sequence of using beauty products is:
    •    Wash the face with a suitable cleanser.
    •    Scrub the skin using an exfoliator (2-3 times per week) 
    •    Spread a toner, mist, or facial Essence.
    •    Apply the treatment Products required (such as acne or spot treatment).
    •    Apply the selected face serum.
    •    Put on the eye cream.
    •    Moisturize the face gently.
    •    Apply facial oil if needed.
    •    Put sunscreen.
    •    Hydrate the lips.
    •    Put on the preferred makeup like concealer, primer, and foundation….

If you don't like to use any of the products mentioned above, move on to the next step.
A final piece of advice is to choose a serum product that fits your skin needs and refreshes your beauty.
While many products are available in the market, an ingredient-led approach is the best. The first step is to focus on what your skin needs from this treatment. Second, look for the composition and elements to help you fulfill your goals. Some brands also can prepare customized serums based on filling out a questionnaire by the customer. This produces a serum product that matches your skin and answers your concerns. 

Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C is considered one of the most essential and well-known vitamins, which has revolutionized the world of beauty in recent years due to its health and aesthetic benefits. Vitamin C plays a vital role in slowing down the process of melanin production in the skin, which is responsible for giving the skin its dark or light color; the more melanin produced, the darker the skin is. Furthermore, Vitamin C fights wrinkles and fine lines in the skin. Therefore, you must apply a serum containing Vitamin C at the appropriate age and in the correct way to obtain fresh and young skin simultaneously.

Benefits of Vitamin C Serum
    •    Reduces acne spots
    •    Reduces skin discoloration
    •    Boosts collagen production
    •    It keeps skin hydrated and prevents its dryness with time
    •    It helps soften fine lines and wrinkles
    •    Treats hyperpigmentation
    •    Protects from sun damage
    •    Makes skin healthy and radiant
    •    Increases ceramide content in the skin

When to use Vitamin C Serum

It is possible to resort to using Vitamin C serum starting from the age of 30, regardless of the skin type, to protect it from the damage of UV rays, pollution, and free radicals, fight wrinkles, and keep the skin hydrated. It is okay to use it before the age of 30 if needed.

How to use Vitamin C Serum

When applying the Vitamin C serum, it is essential to follow the correct order to get all its benefits. Start by washing the face first, apply toner, the serum, then eye cream. After that, remember to moisturize the skin with a hydrating cream, followed by sunscreen, to protect it from sun damage.

Tips on using Vitamin C Serum

    •    Apply Vitamin C serum in the morning.
    •    Always use sunscreen with the Vitamin C serum.
    •    Minimize exposure to the sun.
    •    Wait 30 minutes before using any other skincare product after applying the Vitamin C serum.
    •    For better results, use Vitamin C serum for at least four months.
    •    Do not combine Vitamin C serum with retinol.
    •    Do not use products that appear oxidized.
    •    Do not store the serum in sunlight.