How To Pick The Best Serum For your Skin?
Are you using a facial serum? If you do, you already know how this magical potion can literally transform your skin. Serums are highly
concentrated active treatments, created to target a specific concern, by
penetrating into the deepest layers on the skin. And if you haven’t used a serum in your life and you are wondering “What’s all the fuss about?”, let me share a secret – serums can help you get rid
of almost any concern that your regular daily cream can’t deal wih. Serums are considered one of the best ways to treat all concerns that
require a more specific approach – like wrinkles, dull complexion, dark spots,
acne, dehydration, etc. Pretty impressive little helpers, aren’t they? All good but here comes the question – how to pick the right one for
you? Let me help.
Your Skin Type & Your Concerns
First of all, as with any other type of skincare products, consider
your skin type. Though serums contain special compounds aimed at treating a
certain problem, the way they are formulated/prepared varies. For example, all
types of serums are absored into the skin immediately, but some deliver more
hydration or have additional soothing properties (designed for sensitive skin).
Look for products that will address your primary issue, but also ones that will benefit your skin in general.
Be clear about the primary concern you want to target (your
moisturizer can be used to treat the secondary one). If you are looking for
anti-aging and wrinkle reducing properties,
vitamin C, peptides, antioxidants and
mild natural acids are the ingredients you should look for (make sure they are
on top of the ingredient list – this means the concentration is high enough for
them to actually do something).
Hyaluronic acid and Aloe Vera extract do
wonders if you are struggling with dryness, while Rose Distillate soothes
redness and irritations. Broken capillaries?
Vitamin C will make the walls of
your blood vessels more resistant and less likely to break. Tired of dealing
with excess oil production? Jojoba oil regulates sebum secretion and helps your
skin achieve balance naturally.
When the Climate Changes..
PS: Important thing to have in mind – allow some time for
the serum to do its job. While rose extract immediately reduces redness,
peptides and vitamin C need some time to work their magic. Also – don’t get
disappointed if you need to go through several products until you find “The One”.
Trials and errors are part of the process, but at the end you’ll love the results – have my word for it! Last but not least – don’t forget about the way the climate
changes affect your skin. If your skin reacts to seasonal changes like humidity
levels, temperature, wind, etc., you might need to pick a serum for each
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