Serums are little magic potions that work wonders for your skin. They are infused with potent ingredients to transform your skin by making it spotless, youthful and radiant. However, it won’t work unless you use it correctly. Slathering it on your face and waiting for a miracle to happen is not the right way to go about it.
Wondering what’s the right way? Today we are going to answer all your serum application doubts, so you get several steps closer to the skin of your dreams.
What is the correct order of using a serum?
First things first, before we tell you how to use a face serum, let’s begin by looking at the correct order of applying skincare products and where does serum come in the list.
Step 01: Cleanser
Step 02: Exfoliate
Step 03: Toner or mist
Step 04: Face serum
Step 05: Eye cream
Step 06: Moisturiser (Day or night cream)
Step 07: SPF (AM routine)
Step 08: Makeup
How to use a face serum?
Read the instructions on the packaging as some face serums may have specific instructions. Remember, when it comes to face serum — less is more. Two pumps or a pea-sized amount of serum is enough to cover your face and neck. Unlike face creams and moisturisers that need to be massaged into the face until absorbed, serums should be applied in small tapping motions using your fingertips. Wait for a few minutes to allow the serum to penetrate into the skin before going in with the rest of your skincare products.
Best time to apply face serum
Most face serums are safe to be applied twice a day. However, it is best to read your serum’s label as some contain ingredients that can’t be used during the day when the sun is up. It can decrease the effectiveness of the serum.
Best face serum for every skin concern: (create a fun product collage using the below points)
Dull skin: Dermalogica C-12 Pure Bright Serum
Premature ageing: Ponds Double Action Serum Instantly Primes & Renews Skin
Sensitive skin: Dermalogica Ultracalming Serum Concentrate