Sep 06
Know About "Serum" in your Skincare


10 Things You Need to Know About Serum

It takes perseverance and high dedication to achieve healthy and radiant skin. In fact, cleaning and moisturizer are not enough. The serum is one of the most popular supporters and is not without reason behind it. What makes serum mandatory for everyone? Here are the things you need to know about the following popular care products!


  1. Serum is a moisturizing care product, but it is lighter than a moisturizer and has the ability to absorb better so that active ingredients go faster to the target. With this ability serum often comes with active ingredients that are highly concentrated, which provide special targets such as anti-aging, brightening, clearing acne, and hydrating.

  2. Serum is suitable for skin that needs extra attention. The serum makes skin look fresher, younger, and healthier. With a better skin condition, makeup will also be easier to stick and look more radiant.

  3. High-priced serum is not always the best for your skin. But it has the possibility of containing active ingredients that are higher quality and more concentrated.

  4. A good serum usually contains ingredients such as:
    Antioxidants, such as pomegranate extract, vitamin C. and grape seed extract that can protect the skin from sun damage and free radicals, which makes the skin wrinkles and aging quickly.

    Anti-inflammatory, such as zinc, arnica, aloe vera, and goldenseal, which can neutralize redness of the skin and prevent inflammation of skin cells.

    Moisturizers such as ceramide, amino acids, and essential fatty acids that provide protection to the skin layer and form a stronger cell structure. These ingredients also prevent the skin from drying out and the appearance of premature aging because it is able to maintain the skin's natural moisture and protect the skin from environmental hazards.

  5. The right time to use serum depends on the condition of your skin and skincare rituals that you do every day. If you use a toner after facial wash, then apply serum after toner. If you don't use toner, apply the serum right after you wash your face.

    For normal skin, serum can be used only once at night, because the skin requires extra moisture during sleep.

    But for dry or very dry skin, serum should be used twice a day, ie during the day and night, then followed by the use of a moisturizer.

  6. If you apply retinoids to the face at night, you should avoid using them. Because the use of both together can make skin irritation.

  7. It is better for everyone to choose a serum that is suitable for their skin type.

    Oily and acne-prone skin can choose serum containing vitamin C, retinol, and salicylic acid which can reduce inflammation, as an antioxidant, and not clog pores.

    Dry skin should use a serum containing vitamin E, glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid which has the ability to hydrate more effectively, making the skin remain elastic while providing gentle exfoliation.

    Dull skin will be greatly helped by a serum that has green tea and ferulic acid ingredients because it can make the skin look fresher and brighter.

  8. Use a drop of serum, or about the size of a pea, then blend well into the entire face and neck with a gentle massage. After that, a complete moisturizer that also suits your skin type, sunscreen, then you can apply makeup with makeup.

  9. Many serums are created specifically for the night. Serum like this can provide maximum humidity when you sleep so that it looks more springy and fresher in the morning.

  10. Don't overuse. Because it is made from high concentrations you should not use excessive serum. Once or twice a day is very enough.