With every passing year, your skin goes through a lot. From pollution to the sun’s harmful rays, your skin is right there in the thick of it. Because of this, with aging, skin starts to show signs of everything it has been through. We all look for ways to slow down our skin’s aging process so that we have less visible signs of aging. One of the best ways to do this is through the use of anti aging serums. It is also important to use them correctly to get the right results.
Choosing the Right Serum
Making a choice between all the different serums on the market can be tricky. The best serum for anti-aging benefits is the one best tailored to your skin care needs. For example, to address dry skin, you may decide to choose a face serum with hydrating properties whereas for sensitive skin you may be wary of over stimulating ingredients. Using the inappropriate serum(s) may aggravate your skin instead of helping to improve it.
Using Serums Correctly
For most serums, you want to be mindful when using them. It is very easy to go overboard and use too much, which will just be wasting the product. You only need a very small amount applied to the preferred areas of face, neck and décolleté. A little really does go a long way.
When and How Often Do I Use Serum?
For example, many wonder how to effectively incorporate hyaluronic acid into a skin care routine. While the serum has potential benefits for all skin types, learning how to effectively use hyaluronic acid is crucial to achieve the best results. Here are some commonly made mistakes when using a serum product.
- Applying Too Much Serum at a Time: This impedes the skin's absorption of the product, and the excess goes to waste.
- Applying Serum at the Wrong Point in Your Regimen: The products in your skincare regimen that should be applied first are those of a light weight and most potent concentration, such as Vitamin C+E Ferulic Acid Serum.
- Applying Serum Too Often or Too Infrequently: Your skin type and skin condition will help determine how often and when a serum should be applied.
The Experimentation Process
Practice the following process to determine the most effective way to introduce a new serum into your routine.
1. Test a Small Area
Before applying a serum all over your face, do a patch test of a small area on the inside of the arm to monitor for any adverse skin reaction.
2. Start Off Slowly
While you may eventually apply your preferred serum(s) to your face each day, as your skin is becoming acclimated to the serum you may choose to begin slowly, by applying it only every other day. Increase gradually to every day.
3. Choose a Regular Time
Whether to choose morning, evening or both, will depend on the recommended use of the product as well as your specific skin type and condition. It would be wise to choose a time of day to apply the serum and stick to it each day.
To sum it all up, introducing a new serum is a welcome choice and beneficial to adapt to your skin’s changing needs. These helpful suggestions can help to ensure a smooth and effective transition to introduce a new serum to your skin. Everyone’s skin is different, and it is important to choose products that suit your skin and target your specific skin concerns. If you’re wondering where to start, click here to take the Timeless Skin Care Quiz!