Serums have undoubtedly become a very essential part of every body’s life who want healthy skin. They’re every skincare enthusiast’s best friend and a secret weapon for plumper, glowing and clear skin. Does it matter what your skin type is? No. You have serums for every skin type and skin concern, so you’re not left out. Serums are good for your skin because they’re made up of high concentrations of active ingredients and hydrating molecules with smaller molecular structures which makes them easy for deeper penetration into the deeper layers of your skin. Serums also target specific skin concerns. But what we are still unaware of is it’s layering guide. This blog is the ultimate layering serums guide 101 you need this 2021.
While serums are so good for your skin, you wouldn’t want them to cause breakouts and make your skin look even bad than it was, would you? Therefore, our layering serums guide will help you achieve the optimal function of the ingredients that are in your serum.
Layering Serums Guide 101
Water-based serums have deeper penetration so it is recommended to use water-based serums first than oil ones.
If you have multiple oils and serums in your skincare regime, this is how you should be layering them:
1. Lightest water-based serum that hydrates your skin (on damp skin).
2. Heavier serum with targeted active ingredients (make sure you refrigerate your active ingredients).
3. Oil or moisturizer that you want to prevent dry/flaky skin
4. SPF (during day time)
When to layer Vitamin C serums
Vitamin C is an active ingredient so you should carefully introduce it in your skincare regime and the overdose might not be good!
In the morning with SPF on damp skin for not more than 3-4 hours.
At night on damp skin, can be used with dermaroller or other serums that do not contain active ingredients.
NOTE: If you’ve retinol in your skincare regime then use it at night without vitamin c. When using vitamin c serums, make sure you don’t over-dry your skin, use gentle cleansers, and face wash.
Since the main purpose of Hyaluronic acid is to lock-in essential moisture and keep your skin hydrated, it is recommended to use it as many times as you can in a day. 9-12 times approximately.
If your skin dries out with Hyaluronic acid, thin-film, low-weight, and non-greasy moisturizer like squalane oil is recommended to use with it.
Natural botox you say, an overdose is wrong they say. It is recommended to use Argireline only at night so that it may work your magic while you take your beauty sleep.
Matrixyl Synthe 6 and Matrixyl 3000
Since they’re peptides, there is no such defined outline for them to be incorporated in a skincare regime. They can be used with active ingredients and are best if they contain a hydrating agent like hyaluron along with it.
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