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The ultimate guide to using face serums

As skincare enthusiasts, we're always on the lookout for products that deliver real results. Enter face serums. From diminishing acne scars to banishing dullness, these potent potions hold the key to radiant, youthful-looking skin. Let’s talk about the world of face serums in detail.

In This Article:

Understanding Face Serums

Choosing The Right Serum

Understanding Face Serums

It's essential to understand what serums for face are and how they work. Unlike moisturisers, which primarily hydrate the skin's surface, serums are lightweight, highly concentrated formulas designed to target specific skincare concerns such as aging, dullness, hyperpigmentation, or acne.

Choosing The Right Serum

With a plethora of options available on the market, claiming to be the best face serum, selecting the right one for your skin type and concerns is crucial. Whether you're battling fine lines, uneven texture, or dehydration, there's a serum tailored to address your needs.

How To Use A Face Serum The Right Way

1. Prep Your Skin

Before applying your face serum, start with clean, dry skin. Gently cleanse your face to remove any dirt, oil, or makeup residue, ensuring that your skin is ready to absorb the serum's potent ingredients. If you use toner or exfoliating acids in your skincare routine, apply them before your serum for optimal absorption. Opt for our best acne face wash - Face Wash With Salicylic Acid & Thymol T Essence. This one is proven to be acne's kryptonite across its lifecycle. The sulphate-free cleanser reduces and soothes acne-causing bacteria within 3 days of usage.

2. Application

When using a face serum, chances are you might want to use a lot of it. However, with serums, always remember less is more. A pea-sized amount can go a long way and should be used on your face as well as your neck. Take some on your fingertips and pat it. Start from the centre and work your way outwards. When doing so, avoid tugging or rubbing your skin as it can lead to irritation.

3. Opt For Targeted Treatments

Like we said, there are serums for different skin concerns. For example, if you have acne prone skin, our Breakout Terminator Serum will come in handy to fight acne-causing bacteria. The revolutionary patented technology works on zit emergencies. Furthermore, this face serum reduces excess sebum production whilst maintaining your skin’s hydration levels. Need a serum for acne scars? This one is your go-to. The effects start showing within 2 weeks of usage. Thanks to Salicylic acid, this one is the best serum for acne prone skin.

Having said that, how can we not talk about our superhero product in the face serums department. This Knight Serum with 0.3% Retinol + Squalane + Hyaluronic Acid has the best actives for acne prone as well as sensitive skin. These ingredients work wonders when you are asleep, further helping unclog pores and preventing breakouts. This Retinol serum also works on pores. It helps retain skin’s moisture by keeping it hydrated. Add it to your PM routine and see how it works its magic.

4. Layering With Other Products

Next up, post serum application, move onto using other skincare products for enhanced benefits. After applying your serum, follow up with a moisturiser to seal in hydration and provide additional nourishment to the skin. If you're using multiple serums, layer them from thinnest to thickest consistency, allowing each layer to absorb fully before applying the next.

5. Sun Protection

No skincare routine is complete without sun protection, especially when using active ingredients like vitamin C or retinol. Always finish your morning skincare routine with a broad-spectrum sunscreen to shield your skin from harmful UV rays. We recommend opting for UV-Squad's Hyaluronic

6. Check For Results

As you incorporate face serums into your skincare routine, pay attention to how your skin responds. Look for improvements in texture, tone, and overall radiance over time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:1 Can I leave serum overnight?

A. Yes, you can leave serum on overnight. In fact, overnight application allows the potent ingredients in the serum to work their magic while your skin undergoes its natural repair process during sleep. However, it's essential to choose a serum formulated for overnight use.

Q:2 How many drops of serum should I use?

A. As a general guideline, start with a pea-sized amount or 2-3 drops and adjust as needed to cover your entire face and neck. Remember, serums are highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way.

Q:3 Can I apply sunscreen after serum?

A. Yes, it's crucial to apply sunscreen after applying serum, especially if you're incorporating serums with active ingredients like Vitamin C or Retinol into your skincare routine. Sunscreen helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Allow the serum to absorb fully before applying sunscreen to ensure optimal protection.

Q:4 Should I pat or rub serum?

A. It's best to pat serum onto your skin rather than rubbing it in. Patting allows the serum to absorb more effectively without causing unnecessary friction or stretching of the skin. Use your fingertips to gently pat the serum onto your face and neck.

Written by Needhi Dhoker on Mar 07, 2024
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