Serums contain a much higher concentration of active ingredients and nutrients when compared to moisturizers. They are usually formulated as intensive skin treatments and are designed to address specific skin issues such as dullness, skin aging and dehydration. One of the main reasons why serums are so popular in the world of skin care is that they contain much smaller molecules of concentrated nutrients that manage to penetrate deeper into the skin and work their wonders from within. However, since these serums are usually made to cater to individual skin concerns, their use and necessity are a matter of individual choice.
What are serums suitable for?
Serums are best used to tackle specific skin problems such as skin aging, wrinkles, fine lines, firming up the skin, acne, sun damage or rosacea. The best serums always contain the best quality ingredients which help to ensure that there is no redness, inflammation or skin irritation.
When to start using serums?
Apart from the anti-aging serums that are best used once you cross the age of 30, serums are not known to be age-centric. Rather, serums are known to be target-specific. One can start using serums right from their teens and continue to use them in their old age as well. The idea is that you should use serums to treat your specific skin concern and then stop using them once you find your problems disappearing for good.
How often does one need to use serums?
The frequency at which one needs to use serums depends on the severity of the skin problem. If your issue is serious, you can use serums twice every day – once in the morning and once in the evening. Some serums must be used at predetermined intervals in order to make them deliver the maximum results. Others are meant for daily use. And then there are those that must be used once a week. Ultimately, the frequency in which you use a serum depends on the serum you use and the severity of your issue. Your age or your gender has nothing to do with it.
In which order should you use serums?
As you may already know, the order in which you layer your skin care is important. This applies to when you use your serum as well. Serums should always be used after using the toner and before applying the moisturizer. Here is a sample Vine Vera skin care routine to make things clearer for you.
- Morning Skin Care – Cleanse -> Tone -> Use Serum -> Apply Moisturizer -> Apply Sunscreen
- Evening Skin Care – Cleanse -> Tone -> Use Serum -> Apply Night Cream
Different kinds of Serums?
It is no secret that these lightweight emulsions are very rich in nutrients like amino acids, vitamins, etc. However, there are different kinds of serums that have different purposes. Understanding what serum to use for your skin care routine is very important as using the wrong serum will not help you to solve your skin issue. Serums can generally be anything – right from anti-aging and brightening to calming, hydrating and tightening.
- Anti-aging Serums – Anti-aging serums are very effective in helping the skin to fight aging and reduce the signs of wrinkles and fine lines. These serums also help in improving the complexion and texture of the skin. Look for ingredients like Vitamin A or Resveratrol in such serums. Try the Resveratrol Malbec DNA Redefying Serum, one of Vine Vera’s most potent products containing plenty of anti-aging ingredients.
- Skin Evening and Brightening Serums – Those with things like brown spots, age spots or sunspots can look at brightening and skin evening serums.These serums can brighten dull looking skin as well. Look for ingredients like Vitamin C, Green Tea Extracts and Grapefruit Extracts in such serums. As the name of the Resveratrol Zinfandel Skin Tone Correcting Serum suggests, it is recommended for those who would like to improve the appearance of their skin tone.
- Hydrating Serums – Serums can be an excellent way of treating your dry or dehydrated skin. If you’re looking for a moisture boost, look for ingredients like Aloe Vera or Sea Kelp in your serums. For those of you with dry skin, we recommend trying the Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Serum which contains emollient ingredients like Sesame Seed Oil, Sunflower Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, and Lavender Oil.