Well we all know that there really is no such thing as a magic potion to repair the very things we would like to correct when it comes to our skin. But the honest truth is that serum components really do come close!
What is a serum you might ask? Well I like to refer to them as the POWER HOUSE of your skin care regime. They are the highest concentration of anti-oxidants, vitamins and nutrients targeted to repair the very issues you wish to diminish or conceal.
Whether you are looking to correct pigmentation, redness and irritation, trans dermal hydration loss, reduce the appearance of large pores or reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles this is a step i highly recommend you add to your regime.
The molecular structure of a serum is often the thinnest component of your routine. The thinner consistency allows for optimum absorption penetration creating a faster delivery system to cells.
Serums can be added to any regime that you are using currently and is often a great way to try a new line of product. If the serum performs so will the rest of the line. Of course I do believe using one system as the products are designed to work in synergy. So as you use up your other products create a regime using one brand.
Serums can be used morning and night, work well under makeup. When implementing a serum to your home care regime apply after you cleanse and before applying your moisturizer.
If you wish to stretch your budget and use your serum only once a day use it at night. Your skin goes into natural repair mode as you sleep so delivering the power house nutrients then will be the most beneficial to your skin.
I recommend visiting a trusted professional for a proper analysis of the skin and what you are currently using on your skin at home to receive the most benefit for your investment.
Happy New Year!
Mindy Biggar is co-owner of The Spa West 9th Street.