It’s that time again, time to add to the Buildable Skincare Routine. So far, if memory serves, we have looked at Cleansers, Exfoliation, Toners, Moisturisers, Protection and Night Creams. We tackling the signs of ageing specifically today, adding in step seven which is a serum.
What is a Serum?
You may not have heard of serums for skincare before. I hadn’t until about a year ago when I was expanding my skincare routine. A serum is a liquid, it isn’t quite an oil but is thicker than water. It needs a few minutes to absorb into the skin and doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind.
Serums tend to come packaged in little glass bottles with a dropper (pipet) for application. They can be really inexpensive, Boots have a fantastic one called Glow Peach Serum which cost £5.00 and has lasted about 3months so far, using morning and night.
The Benefits of an Anti-Ageing Serum
When thinking about skincare serums can have many different purposes. Much like all facial products, you can purchase ones that tackle various issues. Some will help increase moisturisation, others focus on a brighter, clearer complexion. We haven’t covered a product yet that targets ageing, therefore we thought that a serum was the perfect choice.
Serums are quite potent, according to researchers. They contain higher concentrations of ingredients such as Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and Glycolic Acid. Many are also packed with vitamins and essential oils. Here are a few of the top benefits a serum that targets anti ageing could provide, as part of a regular skincare routine.
- Targets fine lines and wrinkles. Reducing their appearance and helping prevent further signs of ageing.
- Serums are deeply nourishing and hydrating. Leaving skin smooth , supple and moisturised.
- Gives your complexion a more even and refreshed look.
- Revitalises the skin.
- Gives your skin a healthy, radiant glow.
- Tackles dark circles and age spots.
Where to Add in My Routine?
Serums can be applied in the morning or at night, whilst others can be applied at both times. Some serums are specifically designed to work better at certain times, so it is always worth checking.
Once you have used your toner, it is time to apply your serum. The goodness is absorbed into your skin after all of the cleansing, exfoliating and preparation. Once applied you need to give it a few minutes to properly absorb, ensuring your skin is dry to the touch before moving on to adding your moisturiser.
How is the Buildable Skincare Routine working for you? Have you seen any results? Does your skin feel and look better? We would love to hear how its working for you over on TikTok, Instagram, Threads, Facebook and Twitter or feel free to leave a comment here. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the series if you haven’t already – Buildable Skincare Routine.