Dr. Laila Hassan is an Aesthetic Physician. She’s also a laser therapist and an anti‐aging expert for the last ten years.
What is a serum?
A face serum is a thin, viscous, topical product containing active ingredients that penetrate the skin’s surface. It has large active molecules that quickly penetrate the skin’s surface deeply. As its concentration power is higher, face serum benefits the skin. A serum is lighter and contains active ingredients. Hence, its results are more visible than moisturizers and face creams. However, moisturizers and face creams act as a sealant to enhance the benefits of serums. Different types of face serums solve many issues like discoloration, dullness, acne, or fine lines.
The Benefits of Serum:
1. Hydrates Skin
Skin needs hydration. Face serums are extremely hydrating skincare products that can help fight dryness and turn your dull and dry skin into a nourished and healthy one. Powerful moisturizing ingredients in face serums like hyaluronic acid help lock the moisture in your skin and leave it soft and smooth. If you have extremely dry skin, then you can’t miss out on this moisturizing beauty staple from your skincare regimen.
2. Blemishes Control
Spots, pigmentation and dark circles can come in your way of achieving flawless skin and can really bring you down. If nothing seems to be working on those stubborn blemishes, try a face serum with skin-lightening ingredients like plant concentrates, vitamins, and such to treat your scars and blemishes and unlock brighter and more beautiful skin. Face serums help repair and regenerate cells and, thus, heal scars and reduce blemishes more quickly than other skincare products, making your skin look healthy and flawless from within. Get your hands on the simple booster serums including Niacinamide and apply it to your face every night.
3: Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles
As our skin starts to show signs of aging, ingredients like vitamin C, retinol, and peptides can all help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
4 Smooth skin and Refined Texture
The texture of our skin plays a big part in keeping a youthful look, and ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and peptides can all help to smooth and refine our skin.
5: Provide Antioxidant Protection
Antioxidants fight environmental stressors that can accelerate the aging process. They’re found in vitamin E, vitamin C, retinol, hyaluronic acid and peptides, all of which can help provide long-term protection for your complexion.
6: Plump Skin
When your skin is able to retain moisture, it has that plump, healthy look that’s au naturale when you’re young. To keep that going over the long haul, incorporate ingredients such as vitamin C, retinol, and hyaluronic acid.
How to Apply Serum:
Serum usually falls in the middle of your twice-daily skincare routine. It should always be applied to clean skin (after your cleanser and your toner), and always before your moisturizer.
Here’s the best way to apply your face serum:
1. Cleanse your skin with a face wash.
2. Apply toner.
3. Put a few drops of serum on your fingers or directly onto your face. Smooth onto skin. Let absorb for a minute or two.
4. Apply moisturiser.
5. Apply eye cream.
6. Apply sunscreen (in the a.m.