The Must-Have Skin Elixir: Benefits of Using Face Serum

What’s in a drop of face serum? Well, skincare in its entirety for starters! Serums have proven to be magnificent skin elixirs in helping to maintain that extra glow. We’re here to break down this new addition to skincare arsenals all over the world!

Let’s begin with what they do for you! Serums are lightweight formulas that contain a concentrated amount of active ingredients. These go right into the layers of your skin to work their magic. You can choose from a spectrum of serums depending on your skin type and needs. Starting from Vitamin C for skin brightening to hydrating Hyaluronic acid and anti-ageing Retinols, you’ve got to get your hands on these magical potions!

We’ve wound up some of the top reasons why you should incorporate a face serum into your everyday skincare routine. Believe us, we know you won’t regret it!

1. Nourish from within

Face serums are an important aspect of nourishing from within, especially because they act as superfoods for your skin. These skincare boosters can be applied to your skin right after you have cleansed and toned it. You can also add a few drops of your hydrating face serum along with your moisturizer, and you will notice how nourished and healthy your skin feels.

Zivame Tip:

AM: Cleanser > Toner > HA > Moisturiser > Sunscreen

PM: Cleanser > Toner > Niacinimide > Moisturiser

Add Vitamin C Serum twice a week, Retinol once a week and an AHA PHA BHA peel once every two weeks.

2. Boost collagen production

Using a face serum has long-term positive effects on your skin. They boost your skin’s collagen production levels while keeping it feeling firm and looking plump (and before you ask, collagen is the protein that keeps your skin supple and gives you a plump, youthful appearance!) Serums are also effective in smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, while also tackling dullness and dryness over time. 

3. Easy absorption 

Unlike moisturizers that may leave your skin feeling either too sticky (or not at all), face serums are a much lighter formulation that your skin’s surface can easily absorb. This means that the serum delivers active ingredients with little effort and even prepares your skin to absorb all the benefits of the moisturizer. Face serums are the answer to maximising the benefits of everything you put on your skin!

4. Protective features

The environment around you can have harmful effects on your delicate skin. Face serums will save the day by protecting you from damaging, free radicals like air pollutants or the sun’s UV rays. If you combine them with a good SPF sunscreen, they can also create a firm barrier and protect your skin from skin damage, drying, premature ageing, and more! 

5. Lightweight and hydrating

An oil-based skin solution can feel extra greasy and heavy on your pores (especially if your skin is prone to acne). Face serums are more water-based and have a lighter consistency that doesn’t feel greasy on most oily or combination skin types. Face serums combined with a moisturizer also have hydration properties that keep the moisture locked in all day. The best part? Your skin can breathe without being prone to drying out.

6. Types of serums

If you have dry and sensitive skin, then you should look for a hydrating serum. For those of you with dull skin and dark spots, you could choose a face serum that has antioxidants such as Vitamin C, and E that will brighten your skin. If however, you want an anti-ageing serum, pick the one with ingredients such as collagen.

Now that you know the nitty-gritties of using a face serum, all you’ve got to do is find one that is effective enough to add to your routine. Make skincare fun when you choose all the right products that perfectly suit your skin type!

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