If you’re a low-maintenance lady, you may never have thought to add a serum to your skincare routine. They’re for perfectionist product-junkies, right? Wrong. Most skin care experts agree that serums are an important part of keeping your skin healthy and flawless. Here’s why:
They’re Active Ingredient Powerhouses
Serums are often described as a multi-vitamin for the skin. In addition being full of vitamins, minerals and others nutrients, they also contain countless active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid (an intense moisturizer) and Antarcticine (prevents dehydration). Instead of purchasing countless lotions, potions and creams in order to benefit from all of these ingredients, you can often get most of them in a serum.
They Penetrate Deeper than Moisturizers
Because the molecules in skin serums are much, much smaller than those in moisturizers, they are able to penetrate deeper into the skin. This means that not only will your top layer of skin receive the serum’s nutrients, but those below the surface as well. They say beauty is skin deep, right?
You Can Get a Serum for Your Specific Needs
Can’t stand your lackluster skin tone? Appalled by the appearance of winkles? No matter what your skin issues may be, you can almost always find a serum for it. Although most serums do all of the following, there are plenty that focus specifically on anti-aging, skin brightening, acne-preventing or hydrating.
They’re Safe for Acne-Prone Skin
Although the word serum may make you think syrupy and sticky, they really aren’t at all. In fact, because serums are water-based, they are absorbed into the skin quickly and won’t clog your pores. For anyone with oily or acne-prone skin, a serum can be a great alternative to greasy moisturizers.
For Aging Skin: Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Anti Aging Serum
For Dull Skin: MAC Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum
For Acne-Prone Skin: Dermaglow Hydration Fix Serum
For Dry Skin: Dior Hydra Life Pro-Youth Protective Fluid