Serum is still something that not a lot of people really understand, and until I started blogging and getting into skincare more. I can’t say that I knew what a serum was. I think they’ve really started to become more widely known and popular these past few years, so let me break down what they are.
What is serum?
A face serum is a skincare product that is designed to target a specific thing. Think of it as an intensive treatment that is targeted to fix skincare issues. Whether that’s anti-ageing, spots, redness. It has a really high concentration of active ingredients that work harder than normal products. Although you might not be able to see immediate effects, you should keep using serums depending on your skincare needs.
How do you use a serum?
You simply add a serum into your skincare in-between of toning and moisturising. So that means you would cleanse, tone, serum, moisturise, and then SPF in the morning. For night time you would cleanse, tone, serum, and moisturise for bed. It’s as simple and as easy as that! You only need a few drops and gently massage or press into your skin, whatever you prefer.
How does it work?
Face serums work by using high concentrations of targeted ingredients. Also known as active ingredients. This means that the ingredients are a lot stronger than in other creams and moisturisers and work a lot faster and better. A serum will elevate and make your skincare regime work better overall. They will boost the entire regime and anything else that you’re using.
Should I buy high end or budget?
Skincare guru Caroline Hirons says that serums and moisturisers should be the place where you spend the most money. Cleansers are something that just washes off down the sink so they don’t need to be that expensive unless you like something of course. I remember her saying to buy the highest that you can afford basically. Shop around and make sure you’re getting the active ingredients that your skin needs.
Do you use a serum in your skincare regime?