Serum Newbie: Here's Everything You Need To Know Before Buying One

Written by Tashika TyagiMay 25, 2022
 Serum newbie: Here's everything you need to know before buying one

Does your skin feel dry, patchy, uneven and do you feel that your regular CTM is not doing enough? Well, then it’s time to introduce a serum into your skincare routine. Now, if you are a serum newbie, you may feel daunted by all the list of ingredients, rules and everything that comes with this skincare product. But fret not, for we have got you all covered! Read on to find out everything you need to know about face serums before you step out to buy your first one…


01.Look for an all-in-one product

Consult your dermatologist

Hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, retinol, Vitamin C... there are so many active ingredient enriched serums in the market that one can be understandably befuddled. So, we suggest getting your hands on an all-in-one product that holistically takes care of all your skin issues like the Pond's Spot-less Glow Serum. With vitamin B3, hyaluronic acid, gluta-boost C in its formula, this serum works 60x better than just Vitamin C serums to give you the glowing skin of your dreams.


02. Choose one that treats your skin concerns

Consult your dermatologist

Serums are lighter and thinner than your usual moisturisers and get absorbed pretty quickly. This makes it great for all skin types (even oily skin) and also improves skin’s tone, texture, and overall appearance. Active ingredients in the Pond's Spot-less Glow Serum helps hydrate your skin from within, while Vitamin B3 helps brighten dull skin and dark spots. The active gluta-boost C works to smoothen rough skin texture, making it even and glowy. It fades 3 kinds of spots - pimple marks, dark spots, sun spots and penetrates 10 layers deep, within the epidermis. 


03. Price doesn't determine potency

Consult your dermatologist

Like we mentioned earlier, the market is flooded with face serums. But, something expensive doesn’t always mean that it will be better! Case in point, the Pond's Spot-less Glow Serum. This serum is priced at ₹449 for 30ml, making it easy on your pocket and highly effective on the skin. So, make sure you don’t blindly follow the ‘expensive means good’ policy because frankly, price doesn't determine potency, especially when it comes to serums.


04. Make sure to follow the basic application rules

Consult your dermatologist

Now, once you have got your hands on a good serum, it’s time to get started. Make sure you follow the following basic rules of serum application.

First and foremost do a patch test to make sure that the product suits you, because, after all, not everything is meant for everyone. Apply a few drops of the serum on your face before applying a moisturiser and after toning. This helps your skin soak in the moisturiser better. Dab a few drops of serum on your face in the morning before applying your sunscreen. This will help make your sunscreen more effective, helping protect the skin from sun damage.


05. Consult your dermatologist

Consult your dermatologist

It is always a good idea to get in touch with an expert when it comes to your skin. So, if you have highly oily or sensitive skin, consult your dermatologist to make sure it doesn’t flare up or harm your skin in any manner. This is especially important if you are using other skincare products with active ingredients like retinol, niacinamide, etc.

Tashika Tyagi

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A writer who loves to read, travel, eat and explore new places and things. With a bachelor's degree in journalism, she has over two years of experience in writing about food, lifestyle, and travel. She also doubles up as a rom-com expert and home baker when she isn’t writing!


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