Serums are products that help give your skin the best ingredients that they need. Depending on your skin type and your skin concerns, different serums can do different things for your skin. Serums are best used when layered on your skin last during your morning or evening skincare routine.
Serums for all skin types
If you have fairly normal skin, you may want to use an antioxidant serum. Antioxidants deliver protection against sun or environmental damage. They can also help your skin heal if you have any current skin issues. Look for serums that contain EGFs or epidermal growth factors. These also help repair skin and restore skin elasticity.
Serums for dry or mature skin
If you have dry or mature skin, you’ll want to look for serums that contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid attracts water to your skin, which will help it retain moisture. If you have dull or aging skin, look for serums with vitamin C and retinoids.
Serums for oily skin
If you have oily skin and/or problems with acne, look for serums with salicylic acid and/or glycolic acid. These help to clear up your oil and treat your acne.
Serums for dull skin and dark spots
If you are dealing with dull skin or dark spots, you will need a brightening serum. Look for serums that include vitamin C which is a natural brightening agent. Also, look for serums with lactic or kojic acids. These are very exfoliating acids.
Serums to firm skin or reduce wrinkles
If you are looking for firming or anti-aging serums, look for serums with peptides. Peptides help your skin product elastin and collagen, both of which help firm your skin and reduce the signs of aging.
Serums for a smoother texture
If you need help with your skin’s texture, look for serums with AHAs and BHAs. Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) are both exfoliating and can help improve your skin’s texture.
Do you regularly use a serum? Do you even know what ingredients are in the serum you use? Did you know you should use a serum as the last step in your skincare routine?
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