A serum is a clear gel, like beauty agent used to combat specific, targeted areas on the face and neck. Serums are light weight moisturizers that penetrate the skin quicker and deeper to deliver active ingredients into your skin than products that include a moisturizer. They are known to have a light, oil-free texture that can offer a higher concentration of vitamins and antioxidants than creams that are coupled with oils.
Because of its low-moisture and concentrated formulation, a serum is ideal for individuals with specific areas in need of treatment. Many of the best serums for face and neck contain age-defying ingredients such as antioxidants, peptides, and even skin brighteners. Most products recommend that you dot a small amount of the serum on the target area twice a day, that is, morning and night.
A variety of serums are available in the market. Some are to be applied in the day time while others is at night time, and some are formulated with specific benefits in mind, meaning, they target specific skin concerns, such as wrinkles, and uneven texture. It’s important to read and follow the instruction to get the most benefit from them.
You should apply a serum to freshly cleansed skin; the idea is to allow the serum to soak into your skin well before you apply your moisturizer. After cleansing your face, pat your skin well with a towel and with your skin still moist, gently apply a small amount, that is, a few drops of the serum to your skin. You will still need to use your cream or lotion on top of the serum.
Be sure to apply the serum directly onto your skin rather than mixing a few drops into your moisturizer. Direct application of the serum will give you the best result.