Ready to Become a Beauty Guru?
Clean, pure skincare used to enhance the skin's natural beauty used to be just a dream. Now it is a reality. And it could be your reality. You are about to learn how you can step up your skincare routine with one quick and simple step: a serum.
Before you can know why you should use a serum, you need to know what a serum is. Unlike a moisturizer, these have a lighter consistency. Think of it like a more concentrated version of your favorite ingredients! This used to freak me out a little, but now I cannot live without my favorite serum. As mentioned in our blog post about Tips For Your Winter Skincare Routine, a few key ingredients to look out for are hyaluronic acid, aloe, ceramides, vitamin E, and SPF.
Before you can learn how to use a serum, you need to know why you should bother in the first place. Many believe using one is non-negotiable, and at Vieve’s Leaves, we agree. They are not a separate, thoughtless step in your routine. They work in conjunction with your other products. Some serums are specifically formulated for brightening the skin, while others are formulated to reduce redness. Vieve’s Leaves Restorative serum does a little bit of everything, from fighting aging to calming inflammation to clearing acne. A little goes a long way with a serum, so the benefits can be immediate if you’re careful not to overuse your serum. However, not all of them are created equally, and the effect they can have is largely dependent on your own skin’s properties. So, the most crucial reason should be making your skin the best it can be.
Now that you know what serums are and why you should use them, you're ready to implement them into your daily skincare routine. But how? If you’re reading this, you may not have been applying your serum correctly, or it may even be your first proper introduction to serums. The first step to proper serum use is knowing when to use it. Most are best used after you wash your face and before you moisturize. Most can be used morning and night; however, I like to apply mine once at night while I get ready for bed. The second step is where to apply. Don’t sweat this step! By the end of the application process, your entire face will have a thin layer of serum. The last and most crucial step is how much to apply. Overapplication is one of the main obstacles to look out for when using one. For the most part, utilize the drop over the entire surface area of the face. The method recommended by most aestheticians is to dab the two drops into the skin all over your face with your fingers and let it dry before topping it off with moisturizer.