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What is Face serum
  Face serum is one such skin care product, in which active ingredients are plentiful.  These active ingredients only work to benefit the skin. Face serums are much thinner than moisturizers, due to which they are able to penetrate deep into the skin. Face serums rich in active ingredients reach so much benefit by penetrating inside the skin.  It is that by applying it, the benefit is seen within a very short time.

 benefits of face serum :
 If you choose the right face serum according to your skin problem, then it will be nothing less than a boon for you.

 Some of the special benefits of Face Serum are as follows ?

  A face serum that contains retinol helps to get rid of wrinkles.
  A face serum that contains ingredients like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Ferulic Acid, Green Tea, Resveratrol and Astaxanthin, protects the skin from the harmful rays of the sun and prevents skin aging and wrinkles.
  Being thin, the face serum gets absorbed quickly into the skin, leaving no sticky or heavy feel at all

 The benefits of applying face serum are seen more quickly in the skin than other products.
  Face serum also provides relief to the skin of people with sensitive skin type.

 Types of face serum :
  The types of face serum are determined by the ingredients used to make it.

 Mainly the types of serums that are applied on the face are ?

  Hydrating serums
  Skin-Brightening Serums
  Free-radical fighting serums
  Anti-aging serums
  Reparative/texture improvement serums
  Acne-prone and sensitive skin serums
  Hydrating serums:
  Hydrating serums mainly contain hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, which work to moisturize and keep the skin youthful.

  According to us, the names of the best hydrating serums are ?

  Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum
  SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator
  Skin-Brightening Serums:
  Skin-brightening serums contain plenty of antioxidants and pigment-fighting ingredients, which work to lighten the skin.

  You'll often find vitamin C, glycolic acid, ferulic acid, mushroom extract, kojic acid, licorice root, or lactic acid in their list of ingredients.

  According to us, the names of the best skin-brightening serums are ?

  Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum
  L'Oreal Paris Revitalift 10% Pure Vitamin C Concentrate
  CeraVe Vitamin C Skin Renewing Serum

  Free-radical fighting serums: Antioxidants fight against aging of the skin.

  If your skin doesn't have the same glow as before and the skin looks discolored, then you should choose free-radical fighting serums that contain vitamins A, C, E, and resveratrol.

  According to us, the best free-radical fighting serums are ?

  SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum
  Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops
  Anti-aging serums:
  Anti-aging serums often contain retinol or bakuchiol, which promote the production of collagen.

  Collagen prevents wrinkles from appearing on the skin and also helps in reducing the earlier wrinkles.

  According to us, the names of the best anti-aging serums are ?

  CeraVe Skin-Renewing Retinol Serum
  Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer
  Reparative/texture improvement serums:
  This type of serum is used to improve the texture of your skin.

  People who have discolored, rough or discolored skin should use Reparative/texture improvement serums.

  The main ingredient of such serums is glycolic acid.  Glycolic acid works to heal the skin from the inside.

  According to us, the names of the best texture improvement serums are ?

  NO7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum
  L'Oreal Paris Revitalift 10% Pure Glycolic Acid
  Acne-prone and sensitive skin serums:
  People who have more pimples on their skin should choose a serum that contains salicylic acid or similar plant-based derivatives.

  Those who have sensitive skin type should choose a serum that contains niacinamide (form of vitamin B3).

  Niacinamide reduces skin irritation and makes it soft.

  According to us, people with sensitive skin type should use this face serum ?

  The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
  Paula's Choice Niacinamide Booster 10%
  when to apply face serum
  Face serum is always applied after washing face with face wash and before applying moisturizer.

  In other words, first wash the face then dry the face with a towel and apply serum.

  After 5 minutes when the face serum is completely absorbed into the skin, apply moisturizer.

  Apply any of your makeup or sunscreen after 5 minutes of applying moisturizer. Although serum can be applied twice a day, but for best results, take special care of the following things ?

  If you use anti-pigmentation or skin-brightening serum, then it would be better to apply it after the face wash in the day to get protection from the UV rays of the sun throughout the day.

  If you use anti-aging serums, then it is better to apply it at night so that the skin can be repaired throughout the night.

  And if you use Hydrating serums, then it can be applied twice a day so that the skin gets moisture.
  How to use face serum:
  Before using the face serum, remove your makeup, then wash the face with the help of face wash.

  Now pour 3 or 4 drops of the serum directly on the face with the help of the dropper provided in the lid.

  Then massage the entire face with the help of fingers so that the serum gets applied well.

  Do not put too much pressure on the face while massaging.  Apply the serum with the help of very light fingers.

 DIY Face Serum at Home :
  To make serum at home, you have to take care that whatever ingredients you use are completely free from harmful chemicals.  Otherwise you will not get the benefit.

  The ingredients you will need to make face serum at home are ?

  Rose water
  Aloe Vera Gel
  Tea tree oil
  Put 5 teaspoons of rose water in a glass bowl, add 5 teaspoons of aloe vera gel and 5 drops of tea tree oil.

  Then mix all three well with the help of a spoon.  Your homemade DIY Natural Face Serum is ready.

  NOTE: Apply this face serum at night to people with such skin type, who have more problem of pimple.

  Conclusion :
  Face serums are products that contain high amounts of active ingredients, which benefit the skin.
 Different serums are available for different skin problems, so always choose a serum according to your skin. Some serums work best when applied during the day, while some work best when applied at night.  You can ask a dermatologist if you don't know or don't know when to apply your serum.
 Or can also be applied based on the use instructions given on the bottle of serum.

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