Serums have been around since the dawn of time, and yet they’re still being overlooked by the general public as a viable way to improve your skin’s health and appearance. What most people don’t realize is that using a skincare serum on your face, neck, hands, and body isn’t just about getting rid of wrinkles or preventing age spots—it’s also about improving your skin in other ways that you might not expect. Read on to learn more about why you should start using skincare serums today!
1) Reverses Ageing
The good news is that you can slow down and even reverse ageing with skincare serums, meaning your face will look as young as it feels. Great ingredients to look out for include peptides and actives like Vitamin A Retinol, Resveratrol and Sea Buckthorn oil.
2) Even Skin Tone
One of the best things about skincare serums is that they can help even out your skin tone, making you look more vibrant. If you have a tendency to have uneven skin tone in certain areas of your face or body, there are serums designed specifically for these issues. Ingredients to look out for are Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C as well as kojic acid.
3) Keeps Skin Hydrated
It’s essential to keep your skin hydrated for it to look its best. When you think of skincare, you may immediately think of moisturisers, but serums are also essential. A serum is a concentrated liquid that contains active ingredients specifically for your skin type. Ingredients to look out for include Hyaluronic acid which can hold 1000x its own weight in water!
4) Use Less Moisturiser
Moisturisers and creams help keep your skin supple and hydrated, but you don’t need to use as much as you think. Using skincare serums helps keep your skin hydrated and nourished so you can use less moisturiser.
5) Can be Used Under Makeup
The majority of skincare serums can be applied before your makeup routine, and a good skincare serum will sink right into your skin. This means that if you do choose to apply a skincare serum at night, you’ll find that it’s not going to interfere with any other products in your morning beauty regimen. Of course, some serums are meant to be used during your normal skincare routine in place of an additional moisturizer or primer for added nourishment and protection.
6) Reduce Dark Circles Around Eyes
There are many causes of dark circles, but they are often attributed to dehydration. Some people may also have undiagnosed anaemia or blood vessel problems that cause dark circles. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water and if it continues, talk to your doctor. Age-related eye issues can also cause increased dark circles under eyes. Using a dedicated eye serum can help reduce pigmentation as well as providing skin barrier support and generating new collagen to improve hollowness and adds a brightness as well as volume. Look for brightening ingredients including Vitamin C and Retinol, caffeine, resveratrol.
7) Will dramatically change your skin
Using a cleanser, moisturiser and exfoliator will help maintain the skin you have but adding a serum will take it to the next level. A serum will help you to reach targeted concerns and can create dramatic changes in your skins hydration, texture and overall appearance.
8) Helps protect your skins barrier
The first line of defence against ageing is your skin’s natural barrier. However, for some people, it can become weak and damaged due to long-term sun exposure or harsh cosmetic products. Consider incorporating a serum into your skincare routine that contains ingredients like antioxidants, vitamin C, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), retinol or alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) which are known to be effective at combating age spots and evening out skin tone.
9) Won't cause breakouts
Using a skincare serum will not add to any blemish woes you may have. Most serums contain actives that will actually help improve and prevent breakouts look for ingredients such as niacinamide.
10) Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss
If you've recently lost weight you may feel like your face looks like its aged, this is very common and using the right active ingredients will help to tighten skin. Depending on how much excess skin you have topical serums may be able to help you avoid costly and painful skin excision surgeries.
So make sure to incorporate at least 1 serum into your skin care regime to help super charge your results. Take our free skincare quiz to find the best products for your needs. Or look at our bundles which target specific concerns using actives as well as daily products.
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