Benefits of Using a Skin Serum as You Age

Serums

Every woman wants great looking skin no matter what age they are. Serums are formulated to target specific skin problems. So, if you want to reduce fine lines, smooth wrinkles, get rid of dark spots, prevent acne, reduce pores and brighten your skin, just add a face serum to your daily skin care routine and you are sure to see improvements in your skin.

What are serums?

Loaded with nutrients, ceramides, glycerin, natural ingredients and vitamins like C, K, and E, skin serums are oil or water based products. Unlike other skin products, these have a higher concentration of active ingredients and usually come in a creamy gel form.

How to apply a serum the right way

For best results, incorporate the serum in your daily beauty routine. You only need a dime size of the product because a little goes a long way.

• After cleaning your face, use an alcohol free toner and leave it damp on the skin before applying your serum. This way the ingredients are sure to penetrate deep within the skin.
• You must wait a few minutes until the serum is fully absorbed into the skin before applying a moisturizer.

The benefits

Skin serums are incredible at solving a specific skin problem and the advantages include hydration, increased nourishment, brightening of the skin and acne prevention. They are also known for strengthening skin cells which is very important.

How are serums different from moisturizers?

• The molecules in serums are smaller than those in a traditional moisturizer, therefore they tend to penetrate deeper into the skin which gives a better outcome.
• Serums deposit highly concentrated active nutrients, vitamins and minerals which are vital for treating various skin issues.

How to choose the right serum for your skin type

Whether you are a woman blessed with good skin or have challenging skin be sure that you find one that will be perfect for your skin type- dry, oily, combination or sensitive. You can determine the right product for you according to your age and needs.

It is important to consider the other skin care products you are using to ensue that you do not harm your skin. For example, if you use chemical peels, a serum can irritate your freshly peeled skin. Also, be cautious when using other forms of exfoliation.

If you are trying to remove wrinkles and age spots, try a serum for at least a month before you give up on it. It can take some trial and error, but sooner or later you will find the best skin serum that meets all of your needs.

As fantastic as serums are, always remember to use serums according to the instructions. Excessive use of serums can cause irritation, rashes and itching. Also, you should never use two serums at the same time. Finally, if you have any issues or concerns, please consult with your doctor.

Have you used skin serum to benefit your skin? If so, please share your results.

By: Chantel Alford

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