How To Use Face Serum
So you have been hearing about face serums a lot and are wondering what the hype is all about. These little vials of magic are meant to transform your skin and make them more radiant, youthful, spot-free, and just overall healthy and beautiful. But you are not alone if you are wondering about how to use a face serum the right way. Does it go on after the moisturizer? Should it only be applied at night? And how much of it should I use? If these questions are keeping you away from making a place for serums in your regime, read on to know how to use a face serum to get the most out of it.
1. When should I use a face serum?
Most face serums are safe to be applied twice daily – once in the morning on a cleansed face, before the rest of your makeup, and once at night before bed. But remember to read the directions on your serum’s label for any additional information about the serum’s usage. Some serums should be avoided during the daytime while some work to their fullest potential when the sun is shining! So read all directions before incorporating any serum into your daily skincare routine. Not sure how to build the right skincare routine? Read here to know more about the perfect skincare routine.
2. How much face serum should I use?
Serums are very potent and have a high concentration of active ingredients, so even a little goes a long way when it comes to face serums. You want to cover your face in a thin, light layer so that the product can penetrate your skin quickly. As a general rule of the thumb, about 2 pumps or a pea-sized amount of the face serum is sufficient. If your serum comes with a dropper, even better! With a dropper, you can control the number of drops of serum you use, and can always add a drop or two more if needed. The new Garnier Vitamin C Booster Serum comes with an easy-to-use dropper that makes your face serum application easy and mess-free. About 3-4 drops of the face serum are enough to lightly cover your entire face.
3. How to correctly apply face serum?
Unlike other skincare products like thick face creams and moisturizers that you massage into your skin in an upward direction, serums are meant to be applied to your face in small tapping motions with your fingertips or your palms. Do not rub your skin excessively, let the serum absorb into your skin on its own. To apply, take a pea-sized amount (about 3-4 drops) of the Vitamin C Booster Serum from the dropper into your palms. Spread it between your palms without rubbing too much. Dab the serum all over your face and neck using small and gentle tapping motions. Wait for a couple of minutes for the serum to completely penetrate your skin before continuing with your skincare regime.
Pro Tip: The dropper on the new Garnier Vitamin C Booster Serum makes your serum application an easy and mess-free process while also keeping the face serum bacteria-free. The dropper also helps you control how much product you use and prevents wastage.
4. What is the correct order of using skincare products?
How you use face serum plays a huge role in its effectiveness. It is recommended that all your skincare products be used in a specific order to get the most out of each product. Here is how to use your face serum with a moisturizer, toner, and other skincare products in order -
- Exfoliator (Optional)
- Face Serum!
- Eye Cream
- Moisturizer (day cream and night cream)
- SPF cream (in the morning)
- Body Lotion
Bonus Step – Serum Sheet Masks! (On cleansed face, before serum)
Want a detailed step-by-step guide of the perfect skincare routine? Read our morning and night-time skincare guide to know more.
Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing are probably already a part of your skincare routine. But now that you have a better understanding of how to use face serums, it is time to get your hands on the best serum for your skin type and start your journey to healthy and glowing skin.