Yes we do! To answer this question, let's start by analyzing the different types of serums and by doing this we can better understand if we need to use serums in our skincare routine.
Serums: are found to be formulated into two basic forms. Water based and Oil based. They differ in molecules and usage. Depending on your skin type and skin condition, your esthetician will be able to help you choose the right one.
Oil Based Serums: have larger molecules and tend to coat the top layer of the skin. All carrier oils contain no water. They are rich in color and consistency. Basically, you don't need a lot when applying to your face. It acts as a moisturizer and is a great barrier protection for the skin. Oil based serums or the trending term "face oils" are becoming very popular because of its versatility. It can act as an emollient or an occlusive, which will trap humectants such as water based serums. I personally like to combine them with other products, which gives it a more lasting moisturizing effect on my dry skinned clients.
Water Based Serums: have smaller molecules and penetrate deeper into the skin. Water based serums are mostly lightweight, quicker to absorb, and drenched in hydration. They can be easily infused with vitamins and antioxidants to help boost deficiency in the skin. Both water and oil based serums do not replace moisturizers. Water based serums are humectants like Hyaluronic Acid (HA), Aloe Vera, Honey and a ton of others out there to name a few.
Do we need serums in our skincare routine? The answer is yes! And especially where I'm from, "hot sunny Florida". We must stay hydrated inside and out. Here's a tip to remember, sunscreens are applied over serums in the morning. While at night, moisturizers are applied over serums. Either way, serums are before moisturizers. I hope I have answered your thoughts and helped you to understand the difference in serums. Share this post with your friends or family members and follow me @chriscoversa33. On my next blog we will discuss: What is the meaning of "Flawless skin by Chrisco?"
The Vegan Esthetician