When people in the natural skincare industry talk about serums, they usually mean different things. Some people may mean an oil-based serum, while others may mean a gel-based serum. All these serums have in common that they are lightweight moisturizers containing a high ratio of active ingredients. These serums are usually known for their effectiveness; that's why they are mostly used for managing and treating skin issues.
In this blog post, we'll talk about the different types of face serums available and how these serums can help make your face look and feel better.
The first and perhaps most common use of face serums is for Anti-Aging uses. These face serums are useful because they have anti-aging properties that help slow down the aging process on your face. These serums target wrinkles, lines and help smooth them over. They also promote increased cell turnover, help repair cells, and renew cells.
Hydrating Face Serums
Sometimes moisturizers and lotions don't just do enough to hydrate your face. That's where these face serums come in. These serums do just enough to hydrate your face, but they aren't meant to replace your moisturizer. Instead, they work with your moisturizer to make it even more hydrated.
The way these serums work is to penetrate deep into the pores on your face and serve as an extra layer of hydration. You must apply your moisturizer after applying the serum, as this locks the beneficial ingredients in your pores.
Exfoliating Face Serum
People who exfoliate often know that the practice is essential, as it benefits the face in so many ways. An exfoliating face serum helps to smoothen your face and tone your complexion. It also helps to correct any form of discoloration and hyperpigmentation on your face. This is especially important if your skin has suffered from sun damage.
This serum is also necessary for people who are already aging. Once we start aging, our skin becomes quite inefficient at removing dead skin cells. Along with this comes a reduction in the ability to produce collagen and elastin, vital to skin health.
This, of course, leads to a build-up of dead skin cells on our face, which leads to dry and cracked skin. Skin like this is doubly bad because the dead and dry skin cells will prevent any skincare product from being absorbed through the pores properly.
Exfoliating serums solve this problem by unclogging your pores and allowing other skincare products to get into your pores to do their work.
No one likes acne— but somehow, most people end up having it. Why? The reason is simple; most people treat acne breakouts; they don't prevent acne from happening. To stop acne from overwhelming your face, you must prevent them from appearing at all.
The best way to do that is through the use of acne-fighting serums. These serums are made with tiny molecules that can easily go right into the skin to deliver potent ingredients to the skin's substructure. That way, acne wouldn't even be able to form at all, as you would have killed them before they even made an appearance. That's why acne-fighting face serums are a lot more potent than face washes and creams that often deal with the skin's surface.
Another reason why face serums are so good is that they can brighten dull skin. These serums work their magic by smoothing complexion, fading sunspots, and making your skin tone a lot more even. These may sound basic, but a combination of these effects could turn a full complexion into something extraordinary.
These skin brightening serums often contain extracts like licorice root, grapefruit, great tea vitamin E, and vitamin C.
How To Choose Best Serums
Before choosing a face serum, you need to decide what sort of face serum you want. After deciding on that, you need to evaluate your skin type. If you're someone with oily skin, you should try a face serum with salicylic acid and retinol. If you're someone with naturally dry skin, try something that contains hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C. People with normal skin should try something with glycolic acid.