Moisturizers? Check. Face wash? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Exfoliator? Check. With all these things, you’d figure you’ve got everything your new skincare routine needs. However, at Dermatologists Consultants of Frisco, we highly recommend integrating the use of a facial serum into your new year skincare resolutions.
Facial serums aren’t widely considered a skincare staple. However, its paramount to have one as a source of nutrition and nourishment for your face’s skins. Facial serums are lightweight moisturizers that integrate a higher concentration of active ingredients like Vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid. In fact, because of serum’s high ingredient concentration, they can offer more targeted treatment to a number of skin issues.
Truth be told, you’ve might pay a pretty penny to get your hands on some high-quality facial serum. However, we’re not saying it’ll cost an arm and a leg either.
Since your skin is the largest organ, we believe no expense should be spared for its maintenance. In skincare, we can sincerely say, “Preventing is always better than curing.” Taking good care of your skin rewards you in the long run.
Below are a few of facial serum’s benefits:
Perfect Wrinkle Remover and Brightens Dull Skin
As you age, your skin wrinkles and loses the youthful radiance it once possessed. One way to help your skin’s battle against Father Time? A facial serum. They have a reputation for being an excellent anti-aging remedy. Importantly, most of these products’ formulae integrate golden micro-reflectors that illuminate the skin and stimulate cell renewal. Thus, restoring and preserving the skin’s youth
For the serum to work perfectly, apply it to clean skin both in the morning and in the evening.
Helps Eliminate Dark Spots
Exposure to UV radiation leads to dull skin and dark spots. These dark spots need to be handled with the utmost seriousness – just like any other skin infection. At DCF, we advise consulting with your nearest dermatologist to find out the right serum-based facial products for your ailment.
Doubles Up as an Exemplary Moisturizer
It is important to point out that facial serums are applied after cleansing, but before moisturizing - especially for water-based serums. In fact, the step-by-step process to washing your face:
- Applying serum
- Eye cream
- Broad Spectrum sunscreen
Facial serums have concentrated active ingredients that are absorbed deeper and faster by the skin. Despite being labeled “serums, they’re an excellent complementary moisturizer – not a substitute though.
Facial Serum versus Moisturizers
Is facial serum a type of moisturizer? A very common question. The answer is actually yes, and no. Serums integrate many moisturizing ingredients such as Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid. However, the fact that it has these ingredients, does not make it a traditional moisturizer. In the world of dermatology, creams and lotions are typical moisturizers because they are substantially richer in moisturizing ingredients and they create a good barrier on the skin that keep all the good stuff in.
So, if you're in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, book an appointment at DCF (a premier DFW dermatologist), to find out which facial serum works best for you.
For more information, contact us.