The face is a wonderful, complex and beautiful part of the human body, but unfortunately, it is also quite prone to damage from exposure to environmental irritants, airborne dirt and pollution. In fact, one of the biggest causes of wrinkles is facial damage caused by daily stress. So, if you’ve ever wrinkled your brow or tried to pry your lashes back out with tweezers – or even rubbed your eyes, let me tell you about some useful (and not so useful!) tips for facial care that will help you avoid damage and give your skin a youthful, healthy look.
A Facial serum are great if you want to smooth, soften and moisturise your skin, but many people use them incorrectly. So, what do you do when buying your new serums? First, identify whether they’re suitable for your skin type. As with any other product, there are both soft and hard facial oils. So, you have your cleanser, skin moisturiser, eye-cream and exfoliant sorted, and you believe that’s everything you need to get it all working properly!
Unfortunately, there is one magic product that can hide all these products, and give you the results you want without using up so much time that you start to dread washing your face! They are called serums and they’re available in just about every name you can imagine. But be aware – not all of them are the same. For example, one may contain an astringent, another may contain an antioxidant, yet another may contain vitamins or minerals. You’ll need to find the right ingredients for you.
To determine which ingredients are best for you, look at their safety profile. Which ones are most effective as moisturizers? Can a particular ingredient cause an allergic reaction? And which ones are particularly suited to balancing your skin’s oil production? The first thing you should do before buying any type of serum is to read the ingredients label, so you know exactly what you’ll be putting on your skin.
What kind of effect will you achieve by adding a serum to your routine? There are two types of results you can expect: a thickening of your epidermis or a plumping of your pores. Thicker skin is thicker, which looks good. However, this isn’t always enough. Often, people find that a serum containing collagen, elastin, or hyaluronic acid actually causes their pores to become smaller, because the substance fills up the pore. So, you really do want to find a serum that includes compounds such as Cynergy TK, Phytessence Wakame, or Wakame.
A brightening serum will make you look like you’ve just returned from the beach. A serum featuring Phytessence Wakame kelp extract and grape seed oil will reduce age spots by making discoloration and uneven skin tone less apparent. If you are trying to brighten your complexion for a special occasion, look for a formula featuring grape seed oil, because it is the safest form of vitamin C, with the fewest risks of irritation. This compound can brighten your skin tone even when you’re not using foundation.
If you are looking for a hydrating facial serum, look for one containing functional keratin, as this substance causes a noticeable reduction of wrinkles. In addition, Functional Keratin increases the amount of collagen and elastin your body produces, so your complexion will be considerably more youthful. Finally, look for a vitamin C serum that contains peptides, which help to rebuild collagen and elastin by acting like glue, drawing the proteins back together. Peptides are especially effective at removing the lines and wrinkles caused by the effects of aging, sun, smoking, or eating too many unhealthy foods.
The most effective serums will feature all of these key ingredients. The serum should be rich in antioxidants, as they fight free radicals to keep your skin healthy. It should also be emollient, so the skin will not feel tight or dry after use. It should be fragrance free, as any scent can aggravate fine lines and wrinkles. Finally, it should be moisturizing, so the fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth will heal faster.