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Skincare Diaries #5: Treat Your Skin From Deep Within With The Right Kind Of Serum

By Vaishali Valecha

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 6 min read

Does your skin require some extra nourishment? or Do you wish to treat your skin's targeted issues and areas? If the answer is a yes, then you need to invest in a good quality serum. We provide you with 6 types of serums that will rescue and treat your skin from all the issues from deep within and give you beneficial results like reverse ageing, provide hydration, brighten, exfoliate, fight acne, and restore and renew your skin. All you need to do is find the right one according to your skin type and you'll be sorted. 

 

Anti-Ageing Serums 

No one, and we mean it (and we know you'd agree!) Absolutely no one likes to see the signs of ageing on their skin. We all should start preventing our skin from an early age to slow down the process and eventually prevent these signs. Once you turn 25, you can start incorporating products targeted towards anti-ageing. Investing in serum is very important as it'll provide a potent concentration of ingredients to your face. Anti-ageing serums help improve elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles. They also help in hydrating, plumping and firming up your sagging skin. Retinol infused serums are a great option for ageing skin. It helps in cell regeneration resulting in collagen production.  Other ingredients that these serums contain are fruit stem cells, evening primrose, grape seed extract, Vitamin C, peptides and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs).

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Brightening Serums 

If you're sick of seeing yourself looking dull and tired then you need to invest in a brightening serum. These serums will smooth and brighten your skin over time. They help in removing the dark spots and blemishes, helping in making your skin even toned and getting rid of hyperpigmentation. These serums contain extracts such as green tea, liquorice root, and grapefruit or antioxidants like vitamin E and vitamin C. Use these serums on a regular basis to reveal naturally radiant and glowing skin from within. Other ingredients that you can spot in these serums are kojic acid, ferulic acid, peptides, and light reflectors or optical diffusers that instantly give you an impeccable glow.

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Acne Prevention Serums 

The best way of treating acne is to prevent it from developing. Using an anti-acne or acne-treating serum will help your skin heal from deep within as a serum seeps down to the deeper layers of your skin and fights the bacteria causing acne. If used in conjunction with acne treating face cleansers and moisturizers, these serums will provide you with sure shot results and your skin will clear up with time. Anti-acne serums contain salicylic acid, alpha- hydroxy acid (AHA) and beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), glycolic acid, citric acid, zinc, and botanical extracts like tea tree, thyme, cucumber, and green tea. These serums are proven to firming up of skin, unclog and minimize pores, absorb excess oil, and minimize any redness or irritation. So, get ready to say hello to clear and acne free skin! 

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Hydrating Serums 

If your skin feels it needs dry as a desert, needs gallons of water, parched and dehydrated then you, my friend should be on a lookout for a hydrating serum. Sometimes, just using a basic moisturizer just doesn't cut it for people who have extra dry and dehydrated skin. That's when hydrating serums come to the rescue, they penetrate inside the deeper layers of your skin and treat your skin from within. Ingredients that you can find in such serums are Argan oil, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, rosehip oil, ceramide, rosewater, sea kelp, jojoba, and vitamin E. All you need to do is make sure that you apply the serum right after you've cleansed and toned your skin. The reason they need to go before your moisturizer is that a serum is more potent. So ideally, it needs to go first. Later, lather that moisturizer to lock in all the hydration and you'll be sorted. 

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Exfoliating Serums 

Physical exfoliants can be harsh for your gentle skin. Do yourself a favour and make a switch to a chemical exfoliant. Now, you may ask what's that? Well, let us give you a little brief. Exfoliating serums are chemical exfoliants that gently exfoliate your skin and get rid of the dead skin and cells off of your skin. It is great if you use these at night since these kinds of serums can make your skin a little sensitive and tingly. But fret not, this is the way they are supposed to work. You can find exfoliating serums packed with some powerful ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic acid or lactic acid, retinol, enzymes from plant or fruit extracts, and citric acid. An exfoliating serum works to smooth and tone complexion, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and correct discolouration and hyperpigmentation from natural ageing and sun damage.

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Renewing Serums 

Remember the times when our mothers used to advice us about putting sunscreen, scolded us for poking those pimples? Well, if you don't then your skin surely does! and it reflects the same when it ages along with you. Taking the smooth and amazing skin from youth for granted causes a lot of damage to your skin. Adverse effects of not using sunscreen and exposing your skin to the harmful rays of sun leading to pigmentation, inflammation and irritation. Poking the pimples and leaving marks and scars on your skin. All this and things like changing seasons puts additional stress on our skin, along with daily make-up application and removal, or worse, sleeping in it overnight. Using renewing serums will help repair and rejuvenate your skin. It'll help restore that youthful firm and glowing skin we all love and yearn for. Ingredients like seaweed, noni extract, flower water, green tea, ceramides, retinol, Resveratrol (from Japanese knotweed), antioxidants, essential oils, and Omega-3 fatty acids. 

 

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Now, that you know the importance of a good serum, wait no more and one to your skin care regime right away and thank us later. Let us know in the comments below which kind of serum made it's way to your skincare routine. Until then, PEACE!!!


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 FAQ's

Question: What kind of ingredients should we look out for while investing in an anti-ageing serum?

Answer: Fruit stem cells, evening primrose, grape seed extracts, Vitamin C, peptides and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs).

 

Question: What kind of benefits are provided by retinol infused serum?

Answer: Vitamin A–based drugs called retinol. They are the most used and most studied anti-ageing compounds. Serums infused with retinol helps in reducing fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen. They also stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the skin, which improves skin and gives a clearer complexion.

 

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