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Six Essential Serums to Keep You Glowing

By Deola Adebiyi 16 December 2018   |   7:20 am

Everyone needs a good serum in his or her skincare routine. With a much lighter consistency than your regular face creams, serums contain a higher concentration of active ingredients and have a smaller molecular weight that can penetrate the skin much deeper.

This results in lightweight skincare products that help to treat all your skin issues. With so many serums on the market, we rounded up the 5 essential serums to keep your face glowing.

Vitamin C serum

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that stimulates collagen production and helps to reduce signs of ageing.

There are various serums to choose from as each comes with different concentrations and even variants of vitamin C like the Youskin Brightening C Vitamin C serum.

Hyaluronic acid serum

If you want a skin that’s hydrated, plump and glowing, a hyaluronic acid serum will do all of that and more.

It can hold 1,000 times its weight in moisture which means fewer fine lines and no lacklustre skin. An internet favourite is The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Serum.

Acne-fighting serum

Applying serums to acne-prone skin might seem like a bad idea, but there is a serum for oily/acne prone skin.

Acne-fighting serums are rich in salicylic or glycolic acids, two ingredients found in spot treatments. These acids help to treat bumps before they reach the surface of the skin and take shape.

The Mario Badescu Anti-acne serum is one you have to try if you’re looking for an acne fighting serum.

Exfoliating Serum

When people think of exfoliating, a face scrub comes to mind. But thanks to the discovery of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), you can now exfoliate dead skin cells and reveal a brighter, smoother skin without having to use a scrub.

If you’re new to acids, start off with the milder 5% version, and then work your way up to a stronger version.

Anti-ageing serum

You can’t stop wrinkles and fine lines, but with the help of serums, you can slow down their advances.

Look for a serum with retinol; it is a vitamin A derivative that has been proven to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, and sun spots.

The Murad Advanced Acne and Wrinkle Reducer is a good product to try out.

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