Everyone is looking for the fountain of youth, and while there’s nothing wrong with getting older, it’s lovely when we have the opportunity to age gracefully.
Much of the signs of aging appear in your skin. And every day, your skin is exposed to dozens of harsh conditions and irritants that build up free radicals and break down skin barrier lipids. These contribute to an increase in wrinkles and discoloration in your skin. Using a face serum helps you defend against harsh conditions, giving you a reduction in fine lines and an increase in the firmness in your skin. Basically — with serums, you’ll achieve that youthful glow you’re wanting.
Face Serums Go the Extra Mile
Face serums are lightweight, with fewer of the heavier ingredients in traditional moisturizers. Their smaller molecule composition means they can penetrate deeply into your skin, giving you a high concentration of active ingredients. In a moisturizer, the active ingredients are diluted, but in a serum, their high concentration means those good ingredients actually get into your skin.
Moisturizers are still important when using serums. A face serum is not a moisturizer, although it does provide some moisture. A face serum will help your skin retain moisture, while a moisturizer will act as a barrier to keep the nutrients in. Used in conjunction with moisturizers, serums give your skin a deep level of nourishment.
Face Serums Make Your Skin Look Better
Remember those harsh environmental conditions your skin is exposed to every day? The right serums are packed with antioxidants, UV absorbers, anti-inflammatory ingredients, and nutrients that will not only protect, but repair your skin as it faces the sun, pollution, and more. Serums can increase moisture levels in your skin, soothe inflammation, and build up your skin from the inside out. Powerful antioxidants bring back a radiant glow to your appearance, along with a firmer, smoother skin texture.
A Little Goes a Long Way
Face serums are a bit more pricey than other beauty products, but because they’re very concentrated, you can get by with only using a little bit at a time. In fact, you absolutely don’t want to lather on the face serum. And it’s always best to test a small amount on a patch of skin before using. Depending on your skin type, you may want to apply it under a moisturizer.
They Help BEFORE You See Signs of Aging
The beauty of serums is that they load up your skin with protection before you even see the signs of aging. You don’t have to wait until you’re over 40 to use serums. And if you’re already seeing signs of aging, the right serum will only help. Use them at any age to improve the appearance of your skin — and to protect your skin as it ages.
How to Use Serums
Serum goes on under all your other products. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, and then apply serum to your bare skin. Start at your forehead, and rub it in, working out from the center. Wait a few minutes before applying moisturizer and sunscreen. Apply makeup as you normally do.