Are you wasting your money on facial serums?
If not layered properly, you could be wasting your money on skincare serums!
Think of a serum as a multivitamin for your skin.
It will need time to soak into the skin before you move on to your day or night moisturizer. How long should you wait?
Every product’s waiting time varies. A good waiting time helps the serum to absorb into your skin.
The ADA suggests brushing your teeth for a minimum of 2 minutes each time.
What does brushing your teeth have to do with a skincare routine? Multi-tasking! While I am waiting for my serum to dry I brush my teeth as part of my morning and evening routine.
One to two minutes and the serum should feel dry.
If it takes longer to dry that could mean the quality of that product may not be good. You want the serum to enter your pores and absorb into the dermal, epidermal, and upper dermal layers.
The better the quality of the product the quicker it should absorb into your skin.
Here’s a little trick for better absorption. Apply the serum when your skin is still damp. Damp skin allows most products to penetrate through more easily.
As soon as you are finished cleaning and rinsing partially pat dry your face then apply your serum. Once the serum is dry to the touch apply the last product of your skincare routine, day or evening moisturizer.
Don’t think more product means better results. Using more than the recommended amount of any product can lead to a pH imbalance.
Another little trick is to press the serum in your skin with the palm of your hands, the warmth of your hands will help open up the pores for better absorption. Pressing serums into the skin also helps to release their active ingredients.
To see the product’s true benefits wait 4 to 6 weeks.
As usual, I look forward to hearing your comments and if these tips are working for you.