5 FACE SERUM mistakes you didn't know you were making
When it comes to skincare, there’s a lot to absorb (quite literally) and sometimes all that information can be overwhelming. People are now following face regimes that can go up to 7 steps, but one of the essential steps in these regimes is a face serum, that promises multiple benefits. Face serums deliver highly concentrated active ingredients that offer incredible benefits like reducing fine lines, brightening skin tone, increasing skin firmness, reducing dark circles, dark spots, and much more.
- SKIPPING YOUR FACE CREAM
People often tend to skip moisturizing their skin as they think serum can work as a moisturizer as well, but the ingredients differ and so
do their functions. An efficient face cream is an integral part of your skincare routine, and you shouldn’t skip it under any circumstances. If your skin type is oily, use products that are non-comedogenic (do not clog pores). When deciding on the combination of your serum and moisturizer, you can choose a light-textured, plant-based face cream.
- USING THE WRONG ORDER
There is a set pattern for a skincare routine, which includes applying a face serum, followed by a moisturizer. If you reverse this pattern, your face serum might not act up to its full potential. This is for a simple reason; when you apply a moisturizer first, your serum needs to penetrate an extra layer to get to the skin, making the process cumbersome. When you apply this serum, wait for a few minutes for your skin to absorb it. After a few minutes, once you feel your skin is ready for the next coat, you can apply your moisturizer.
- PATTING IS THE WAY TO GO, WHILE RUBBING IS A STRICT NO-NO
Skin care products are meant to be dabbed on lightly and not smeared. While the latter might seem like an easier and quicker option, it will only lead to unnecessary wastage of the product. Adopt an upward circular movement when you want to apply serum to your face. By using gentle upward circular tugs, you allow the serum to get absorbed into the skin, thereby giving you the best results. The pressing momentum helps with product penetration, allowing you to get maximum results with minimum product wastage.
- MIXING TWO OR MORE SERUMS
In the hopes of getting maximum benefits, people often mix multiple serums. What they fail to realize is that because of this, they run the risk of combining ingredients that might conflict with each other or cause irritation. One should remember that less is more when it comes to skin care. If you want a serum that offers multiple benefits, look for a formula that has already done the mixing for you. Lookfor plant-based serums like Kimirica’s Skin Rejuvenating Serum that has ingredients like Ashwagandha Root Extract, Tripeptide-1, and Manjistha Extract that are anti-inflammatory and make the skin supple.
- NOT BEING CONSISTENT WITH YOUR ROUTINE
Owing to a hectic lifestyle, people often tend to compromise on their skin care routine and end up making this common mistake. Always remember, consistency is key when it comes to reaping the benefits of your skincare regime. Applying a face serum once a week won’t get you the best results. A face serum is as important as any other step of your routine, like cleansing or moisturizing. You need to be regular with serum application to get the best results. Once under your day cream and once under your night cream.
Face serums can be the hero products of your skin care regimen if used correctly. Make sure you stay consistent and avoid these common mistakes to reap the benefits of the active ingredients in your face serums. If you have sensitive skin or you are a noob when it comes to choosing the right skin care products, you can opt for vegan, plant-based products like Kimirica’s skin care range, which has been thoughtfully formulated without any harmful ingredients to prevent side effects or damage to your gentle skin.