For the uninitiated, a serum is liquid or gel-based with high concentrations of skin active ingredients that penetrate the deepest layers of your skin letting you fight a specific skin concern.
Cleansing, Exfoliating, Moisturising, Toning, and SPFing have become an integral part of the skincare routine, but if you still feel that your face looks dull, patchy, or pigmented, a face serum might be the solution to your skin concerns. Serums are the concoction to be added to the routine to achieve the skin you always dreamt of. Follow a five-step or 15, adding a face serum to your skin-care routine is something you cannot afford to miss.
How to choose the best one for your skin?
While choosing a serum, it is critical to know the skin concern you want to address and want to target. Most common serums contain antioxidants that brighten the skin. But the more you know about the skin concern, the easier it is for you to pick your face serum. But as a word of caution, I would suggest consulting a dermatologist if you are not very sure of the skin problem or are prone to skin allergies and rashes.
If you are looking to tackle breakouts and acne, a serum that consists of Salicylic Acid that unclogs blocked pores and Glycolic Acid that removes the superficial dead skin layer that generally clogs pores is your pick. You can check out Pilgrim’s Anti-Acne Face Serum with Yugdugu for all skin types. It helps in removing stubborn blackheads, excess oil and prevents acne from forming.
A Hyaluronic Acid helps in hydrating the skin, keeps it plump and glowing. So if you are looking for healthier and supple skin, opt for a hyaluronic acid-based serum. Dot & Key’s Water Drench Hydrating Hyaluronic Serum Concentrate is a good pick.
If anti-aging is your concern, I would advise looking for a serum that contains retinol. Retinol exfoliates the skin, increases skin cell turnover, and stimulates collagen synthesis. You can either pick Pilgrim’s Lift and Firm serum consisting of Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid or go for a standalone Retinol or Collagen face serum from brands like Bare Body Essentials or The Minimalist.
The Advanced Soundarya Age Defying Serum by Forest Essentials is a great option, but it is a little expensive if you are a serum virgin. Helichrysum & Rosehip Facial Oil by Juicy Chemistry is a good pick to address concerns like pigmentation. Kumkumadi miraculous beauty fluid by Kama Ayurveda is a night serum for you. Go ahead with this if you are not sure of the skin concern but looking to clear your skin and delay signs of aging.
Whether you’re a regular or trying it for the first time, do let us know your pick and experience of using these skin elixirs.
PS. The suggestions above are based on personal experience, and results may differ for others. Recommend consulting a skin specialist for skin concerns and treatments if required.