Ultimate Guide On How To Use Face Serum
So, you have finally brought home face serums - the little vials of magic that can transform your skin and help you flaunt radiant, youthful, spot-free, healthy, and beautiful skin. And now comes the important question – do you know how to use a face serum? Although it might sound like a lame question to ask, the truth is that not everyone knows the correct order of using a face serum, which is crucial to reap the maximum benefits of this wonder product. In this article, we’ll show you how to use a face serum the right way, and how to layer it correctly in your skincare routine.
Step-by-step guide on how to use a face serum
Get healthy, radiant, and happy skin by using a face serum and following these steps:
Step 1: Take a pea-sized amount (about 3-4 drops) of a face serum from the dropper onto your palms. (For best results, you can use a vitamin C serum.)
Step 2: Spread it between your palms without rubbing the product too much.
Step 3: Dab the serum all over your face and neck using small and gentle tapping motions. Wait for a couple of minutes before continuing with your skincare regime.
Should you massage a face serum or pat it gently on your skin?
Using a face serum isn’t tricky at all. Unlike other skincare products like thick face creams and moisturisers that require massaging or rubbing the product into the skin in an upward direction, serums are meant to be applied to your face in small tapping motions for the serum to completely penetrate your skin.
What should you apply first - face serum or moisturiser?
So, now that you have got the answer to how to use a face serum, let’s address another pressing concern – when should you use it in your skincare regime? And most importantly, should you use it before or after a moisturiser? Remember this golden rule of using a face serum, thinner products go first on the skin. For instance, apply products like face serums first and then move to products with thicker consistency like moisturisers and night creams. It is because thinner products can’t penetrate thicker products to function fully but thicker products can easily do so.
Wondering when to apply face serum? Most face serums are safe to be applied twice daily – once in the morning on a cleansed face, and then later at night. So, start your skincare routine by cleansing your face with vitamin C face wash, next apply the face serum, and then finish the routine with SPF moisturiser (if you’re using it in the morning) and vitamin C night cream (if you’re using it at night).
Pro tip: To get the most out of your face serum and ensure quick and deep absorption, apply it on a damp face.
Now that you have a better understanding of how to use face serums, go ahead and get your hands on the best serum based on your skin type. And browse through the Garnier skincare products and genius skincare tips to start your journey towards getting healthy and glowing skin.