Serum is a mainstay skincare product which contains a high concentration of active ingredients and is able to answer various skin problems. So it’s not surprising that serum is now one of the best-selling products on the market.
However, when using serum, there are several rules that you should not miss. If you skip it, it can actually result in the results of using the serum not being optimal, you know. For those of you who are curious, let’s look at the following five mistakes in using serum.
Skip toner/ Photo: Freepik.com/KamranAydinov
Who here likes to skip using toner but diligently uses serum? It turns out that this can make the serum not work optimally on your skin. The reason is, toner functions to clean the face while making the skin more ready to receive the next series of skincare.
However, the thing that must be paid attention to is that the toner and serum content must be safe to use together, OK? Guaranteed the results of using the serum will be even more visible, Beauties.
Using Serum at the Inappropriate Time
Illustration of using serum/ Photo: Pexels.com/ Karolina Grabowska
Apart from the right ingredients, the timing of using the serum is also very important. Not all serums are good for use at all times, for example serums containing retinol are not recommended for use in the morning and afternoon.
In this case, you also have to actively find out which ingredients are appropriate to use at a certain time. For example, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Green Tea serums which perform very well when used during the day.
Immediately use other skincare products before the serum is absorbed
Ilustrasi serum / Photo: Pexels.com / Karolina Grabowska
Do you still feel bored waiting for your skincare to be completely absorbed into your skin? Don’t be lazy anymore, come on now. In order for the serum content to be completely absorbed into the skin, you need about one minute for its performance to be more effective. In this one minute, you must wait for the serum to be completely absorbed, OK?
Otherwise, the efficacy of the serum you want may be less than optimal. It’s a shame when you only need to wait one minute, Beauties.
Inappropriate Serum Layering
Illustration of using serum/ Photo: Pexels/Karolina Grabowska
Layering serum has become one of the most famous skincare trends. In just one serum there are various active ingredients that are rich in benefits, especially if two to three serums are used at once.
When layering serum, you also can’t be careless. If the serum content used is not correct, the skin can become irritated and even break out. You need to do a lot of research and definitely suit your skin’s needs.
Choosing a Serum That Doesn’t Suit Your Needs
Illustration of using serum/ Photo: freepik.com
When choosing a serum, you shouldn’t be careless. The first thing you must pay attention to when buying serum is your current skin problems and condition.
If your skin tends to be dull and you want to brighten your skin, you can choose skincare ingredients such as Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Glutathione which are effective in brightening facial skin. Make sure to use a serum that suits your needs and age too, Beauties.
Of the five mistakes above, which mistake do you make most often?
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