With August being the hottest month of the year here in Virginia, my skin tends to get very dry. The heat and the sun can reck havoc on your skin. For those hot summer days, you need something that’s lightweight, hydrating, and packs skin reviving punch in addition to your moisturizer. It’s the perfect time to add a face serum to your daily skin care regimen.
Are you familiar with what a face serum is? Are you curious as to why you need one, or how to use it in your skincare routine? No worries - we are going to talk about the basics here in this post!
A face serum is a skincare product formulated to penetrate deeply into the skin to deliver specific, targeted results. Serums are more concentrated with active ingredients, which is why they usually come in a smaller bottle. But a little goes a long way - you usually only need a few drops to cover your whole face. Serums can be used on a daily basis, unlike masks and peels which are used once or twice a week.
Serums can come in any consistency but are generally lighter than oils or creams. This consistency allows serums to better penetrate the surface of the skin and address the issue they’re meant to correct. There's a vast number of face serums on the market, all with different intended results. The most popular concerns face serums address are hyperpigmentation, anti-ageing, and acne. Our new Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Revitalizing Face Serum is formulated to replenish, and rejuvenate your skin. This gentle facial serum also helps improve elasticity.
A big difference between serums and moisturizers is what serums don't include. Serums typically do not contain ingredients like petrolatum and mineral oils that moisturizers often use to keep water from evaporating from the skin. Because of this, they do not replace your moisturizer but can boost the hydrating effects of your moisturizer when used together.
Serums can be applied twice daily, both morning and night. They should be applied to the skin after cleansing and toning, but before you apply your moisturizer and/or sunscreen. Especially during the summer, a sunscreen should be applied over the serum in the morning and a moisturizer appropriate for an individual's skin type should be used over the serum at night.
I personally love face serums and use them all year round. What about you? Are you currently using a face serum in your skin care routine? Have you tried our Revitalizing Face Serum?