Serums are incredible for your skin. You can pick this powerful treatment step based on your skin concern, and mix and match to tailor your regime just to you! Serums can do everything from tackle pesky hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, or promote an overall radiance. They can hydrate and plump, or exfoliate and smooth.
This is your most important skincare step for any unique-to-you problems on your skin. However, the way you apply your serum can make a huge difference in kicking your results up a notch. Let’s dive into all things serums!
What is a Serum?
Serums are products with very high concentrations of high-performing ingredients. They can do everything from promoting a gorgeous glow to combatting wrinkles– and are a must in anyone’s beauty arsenal (regardless of age).
Read on for five ways to maximize your results.
1. Start With a Clean Base
Morning or night, it is important to start your routine with a clean base. By thoroughly cleansing your skin, you ensure the best penetration of the products that follow. In the morning, we recommended using Regenerating Cleanser to gently exfoliate and buff away any dead skin cells that accumulate overnight. At night, double cleanse with our Nourishing Oil Cleanser followed by your cleanser of choice to fully wash the day away.
2. Essence– Who?
First of all, what even is an essence? To put it simply, an essence is used immediately after cleansing to hydrate and prime the skin for the best absorption of your products to follow.
Whether it’s ice cream or puppies, two is always better than one, and serums are no different. Target multiple skin concerns at once by mixing and matching your favorite serums with varying benefits. Some of our favorite combinations are Rejuvenating Serum + Resurfacing Serum for hydration, anti-aging benefits, and glow, or Elixir Vitae Serum + Boosted Contouring Serum for the ultimate wrinkle and lifting solution.
4. The Only 2020 Resolution You Can't Quit
Don’t, and we cannot stress this enough, skip your serums! The best way to maximize your results is to be consistent. Using your serums morning and night is the only way to ensure that your serums are working to their fullest potential. Remember, it takes almost thirty days for skin cells to fully turn over, so wait a full month before calling it quits on a product. Lastly, don’t forget your neck! Our neck is one of the first places to show signs of aging, so make sure to apply your skincare all the way down to your chest!
5. Order in the Court, Know Your Skincare Placement
Order matters! Whether you’re baking a cake or applying your skincare, it’s important to know and follow the order that gives you the best (and tastiest!) results. Serums are most effective applied after essences and before your moisturizer and eye treatment to ensure maximum absorption. Most importantly: It’s difficult for any products to penetrate a facial oil, so face oil should always be your last step!
Tata’s Tip: If you’re really in a rush, you can mix a pump of your serum into your moisturizer and apply it together all over your face and neck. No excuses, here!