If you did not know that a skin serum is a must-have in your daily skincare routine, you must be living under a rock. A serum delivers intense doses of active ingredients deep into your skin and targets your particular skin issues. Not all serums are made equal, and are tailored to address specific skin concerns.

If you ever had any doubts about what serum to choose for your particular skin type, look no further.

Ageing skin
 

Ageing skin

Ideally, you need to start using anti-ageing products from your mid-20s. You should look for a serum that regenerates your skin by renewing cell turnover and increasing collagen production. We love the Lakmé Youth Infinity Skin Firming Serum because of its ability to lighten dark spots, blemishes and reduce the appearance of fine lines. We also love the slight luminescent finish it leaves when applied.

Dry Skin
 

Dry skin

When you have dry skin, you need your serum to have intense hydrating properties and ingredients like glycerine. We love the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Reflection Serum that is formulated with an aqueous veil and glacial water. This is a light-weight serum that your parched skin will easily absorb and look radiant and nourished.

Dull skin
 

Dull skin

A very effective use for serums is to brighten dull and lacklustre skin. They do this by reducing the appearance of dark spots, evening out skin tone and hyperpigmentation. Serums with antioxidants are best suited for brightening dull skin and we love the Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Serum for this.

Normal skin to Oily skin
 

Normal skin to Oily skin

The best time to use serums is when you go to sleep because there is increased blood supply to your skin when you sleep. Night time is when your skin repairs itself and Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-In-Serum is a great option for maintaining skin tone and firmness. Serums are not to be used instead of a moisturiser, and need to be used in addition to a good moisturiser.