Dermatologists to marketing experts love talking about the importance of using face serums. The markets are currently flooded with this product, and everyone is raving about it too. You might also be tempted to know more about it. Here’s what you should know before buying this amazing skincare product for yourself.
Becoming a part of the millennial skincare rituals, a face serum has acquired different formulas that suit different skin types. Studies show that the benefits of using a serum are highly influenced by the time of the day it is used.
Thankfully, almost all of these formulas are advisable for usage in the morning. This is one of the primary reasons a serum is an essential part of the morning skincare routine for people who make extra efforts to take care of their skin. So now, let us dig deep into why you should use a face serum every morning.
Your skin ‘wakes up’ with problems
Flawless skin is not exactly a myth but skin problems are more common nowadays. They can be fixed with the right skincare solutions. Busy lifestyles, high-stress levels, improper sleep cycles, and an overall loss of balance in the appetite can reflect on your skin- particularly when you wake up in the morning.
The fluids building up in the layers of your skin overnight make your face look and feel puffy. For such scenarios, a face serum comes to your rescue. These active-based products are enriched with vitamins and hydrating properties that reduce puffiness and add a fresh glow to your face.Here’s a tip: After applying serum on your face, give it a gentle roll with a jade or rose quartz roller. You can also use a handy gua sha in upward motions. This practice will help in de-puffing and de-bloating the skin.
You can also apply a pure aloe vera gel in the morning. Try Mamaearth Aloe Vera Gel for a fresh, natural glow to start your day.
Your skin is at its natural self in the morning
Untouched skin is the best to experiment with. The best time to treat your skin is in the morning, as your skin is free from all the cosmetic layers. Since it is that time of the day when the skin is in its natural form, it is also best suited for understanding your skin problems and curating an appropriate solution.
For example, people with oily skin wake up with a greasy face that needs a water-based face serum. However, people with dry skin wake up with a dehydrated face that needs deep moisturization from an oil-based serum. The right product helps make your skin healthier, brighter, smoother, and well-hydrated throughout the day.
Here’s a tip: Do not forget to cleanse your face before applying your serum. It will ensure that the dead skin cells lining the top of your skin come off and leave you with fresh skin.
You have enough time for your serum to act
Let’s get real: the mornings are the one (and only) part of your day when you have enough time to indulge in some self-care. It is also when the temperature is just right for a serum’s properties to sink into your skin. A face serum is made with a rich formula combined with concentrated ingredients.
It needs a sweet time of its own to penetrate deep into the pores of your skin and nourish it inside and out. For people with mature skin or premature aging-related issues, the time taken for a serum to act on the skin only increases. Hence, mornings are the best time to repair your skin with this active-based skincare product.
If you are mixing two serums to go with the recommendations of your favorite beauty influencers, make sure to apply the lighter, water-soluble serum before the denser, oil-soluble one for better penetration of the liquid into the skin.
Try products lighter than a normal serum, such as the Mamaearth Roots of Radiance Essence Serum. It has a water-based formula coupled with the goodness of ashwagandha and turmeric. It helps make the skin radiant and provides deep hydration to the skin cells.
You Can Create an Ideal Base for Your Makeup
A good skincare regime is a ‘perfect base’ for any makeup. This sounds truer than ever in the case of serums that help repair the skin beforehand and create a protective layer over it. These active-based skincare products help block any harmful chemicals or pigments in your makeup products. This prevents harsh chemicals from coming in contact with the natural oils in your skin.
A good serum gives your skin a well-hydrated effect and softens all fine lines. This helps your skin become smooth for the foundation to glide on. For a professional makeup look, it can also take the place of a primer and still deliver the same results. It is also perfect for everyday makeup, with a natural moisturizer like pure aloe vera gel and sunscreen.
If you are trying to achieve glass-like skin, you can use a serum to create a dewy base by mixing it with your foundation. Make it a part of your routine no-makeup look, and you’ll be good to go.
Without a doubt, a face serum works best in the mornings, much like how a pure aloe vera gel would. To help you pick the perfect one for you, here’s a quick look into the different serums suitable for different skin types:
- Hyaluronic acid face serum: Use it if you have dry skin (one that’s constantly in need of hydration).
Must try product: Mamaearth Aqua Glow Face Serum with Hyaluronic Acid and Himalayan Thermal Water
- Niacinamide face serum:Use it if you have oily skin with open pores that need tightening and strengthening.
Must try product: Mamaearth Glass Skin Face Serum with Niacinamide and Rice Water
- Salicylic acid face serum:Use it if you have oily, acne-prone skin that needs regular cleansing and exfoliation.
Must try product: Mamaearth Leaves of Clarity Essence Serum with Salicylic Acid
- Vitamin C face serum:Use this face serum if you have a combination of skin with hyperpigmentation that needs a de-tanned, even skin tone.
Must try product: Mamaearth Skin Illuminate Face Serum with Vitamin C and Turmeric
- Retinol face serum:Use this face serum if you have dull, aging skin that needs a facelifting plump and glow.
Must try product: Mamaearth Retinol Face Serum
A retinol face serum is known to be strong and highly concentrated, which is why this can be used 2-3 times a week compared to the other face serums in the list that can be used daily. We recommend pairing it with a sulfate-free face wash for the best results.