The one thing common in a facial serum, oil and moisturiser is that all three products moisturise your skin to keep it healthy, supple and strengthen the protective barrier. However, with so many skincare products available in the market, understanding what each one does and which will suit your skin best can be confusing, especially for a beginner.
Simplifying beauty trends, terms and products has always been our motive at BeBe. In this article, we will cover the difference between a facial serum, oil and moisturiser along with tips on how to use them.
Serums are lightweight, potent formulas that are created to tackle specific skin concerns such as dullness, blemishes and spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Infused with vitamins and antioxidants, serums penetrate deeper into the skin and improve its texture. They get easily absorbed by the skin and therefore suitable for all skin types and seasons. However, since they are water-based, serums don’t deeply hydrate the skin. The right way to apply a serum is to tap it into the skin instead of massaging.
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Due to their rich texture, face oils are highly nourishing; they keep your skin hydrated for longer and also have restorative properties. However, when it comes to oils, you can’t use just about any natural oil on your face. Some can be very heavy for your skin to absorb and can end up clogging pores, causing breakouts. Oils with smaller molecules, such as argan and jojoba oil, are easier to absorb and suitable for all skin types. Those with dry and dehydrated skin can use a few drops of oil every day to give it a healthy glow by lightly massaging it into the skin.
A combination of water and oils, moisturisers should be a part of every skincare routine as they hydrate and protect the protective layer of the skin. Usually, moisturisers are enough to nourish your skin, but those with severely dry and parched skin may not find moisturisers hydrating enough. That’s when facial oils become necessary. The best way to apply moisturiser is when your skin is still a little damp. This way it will stay hydrated for longer.