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How to pick the right serum for your skin type
Tue, 6 September 2011 9:18PM
If there’s one area of skin care that I just can’t get enough of, Primpettes, it’s facial serums. If you’re anything like me and you’re incredibly loyal to your day and night cream, but sometimes, you just can’t help but think that your skin could do with a little extra helping hand, then I suggest you consider investing in a serum.
I wonder what serum Kate Bosworth uses…?
You don’t need me to tell you that environmental and lifestyle factors, like humidity, heat, cold winds, air conditioning, stress and sun, can all wreck havoc with our skin texture and hydration levels. That’s where adding a booster serum comes in to the pretty picture. The beauty of a serum is that it allows you to target specific skin concerns on different areas, like pigmentation on the cheeks and fine lines around the eye area, without having to abandon your repertoire of beloved skincare products.
If you’re looking to invest in a skincare serum, here are a few pointers:
- Be super specific: It pays to nut out what your primary skincare concern is/are, like fine lines, dullness, breakouts, or pigmentation and keep your eyes peeled for a skin-specific serum to target it. The more specific, the more effective the results.
- Remember to exfoliate: Gently exfoliating the skin not only helps to reveal the more youthful skin cells waiting in the ranks, but it’s essential to ensuring that the skincare products that follow, sink in that much more effectively.
- Twice a day: If you’re looking to maximise your results, try layering a pea-size amount with your moisturiser morning and night. And if you’re using a hydrating serum, don’t forget to treat your neck and chest area to the same treatment. Try: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Rejuvenating Facial Serum, $19.99. Packed with retinol and Vitamin C, it’s an instant pick me up for tired, dull-looking skin and at that price, you can afford to slather it all-over.
- Keep it seasonal specific: Apart from being an easy-as way to give super dry skin an added boost of moisture, serums are are also a great way to keep oily-prone skin balanced in-between seasons. If you’ve got a shiny-t-zone, try substituting your daily face cream for a gel-based serum that you can wear solo for light-weight moisture in the warmer months, then go back to layering the products in the winter when your skin needs an extra boost.
Posted by: Eliza Ashe