Best Face Serum Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Your Face Serum

Face serums are incredibly popular today and almost all skincare brands are selling them - and making you believe this is all you need. If you are into skincare, serums must be nothing new for you. But are you using the right one? Face serums include active ingredients including vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and retinol but not limited to them. It is a translucent liquid added to the skincare regime to resist diverse issues. In this blog, we will help you find the right face serum for your skin type and when to use it.

What is a face serum?

Face serum is purpose-centric and has a concentrated formula to combat the objective and enhance the skin complexion a few notches. It is made up of simple elements and penetrates the skin deep to work effectively. Its compact consistency helps other skincare products layer more smoothly and competently.

Kinds of face serums

Owing to the massive popularity of face serums, they are available in several types on the market. For specific skin concerns, hydrating, and exfoliating serums are available, you need to identify your issue and pick the right one.

  1. Exfoliating Face serum: Exfoliating serums use chemical exfoliants to penetrate the skin and dissolve the dead skin cells. Applying an exfoliating serum not only eliminates dead skin cells, and blackheads but also brightens and smoothens the skin. These kinds of serums use AHAs such as glycolic acid, tartaric acid, malic acid, lactic acid, and citric acid whereas BHA exfoliating face serum includes salicylic acid.

    If you have oily skin that is also acne-prone, we recommend you use an exfoliating face serum that gently dissolves the holds of the dead skin cells leaving you with clear, unclogged, and fresh skin.

    We recommend DRSQ Renew & Glow serum with a combination of AHA and BHA that clears blocked pores and accelerates cellular production.

  2. Hydrating Face Serum: As the name suggests, hydrating face serum is excellent for dry skin types. A hydrating serum retains moisture in the skin so, look for a serum rich in hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid, a humectant binds moisture in the skin keeping it plump and soft.

    A hydrating face serum is essential for dry skin type but comes in handy for other skin types as well.

  3. Anti-ageing Face Serum: When the turnover of the skin cells slows down and the skin sags or develops wrinkles, and fine lines, the skin is said to be aging. Anti-ageing face serum consists of retinol, an all-rounder form of vitamin A. Retinol has proven itself to increase the production of skin cells, and elasticity and soften fine lines and wrinkles. Using an anti-ageing face serum keeps the skin youthful and smooth

    Anti-ageing Face Serum:

    You can try DRSQ Advanced Vitamin A serum that deeply penetrates the skin and battles the visible signs of ageing.

  4. Brightening Face Serum: Due to stress, pollution, and harsh UV rays, one can lose the glow of the skin. Brightening face serum is made to treat discolouration, and post-acne hyperpigmentation, and enhance the glow. Vitamin C is a potent ingredient in this serum also, Niacinamide works amazingly on the skin. Vitamin C is known to block the development of melanin and increase skin cell turnover. On the other hand, Niacinamide treats the uneven skin tone and trims the dullness of the skin.

    We recommend DRSQ Radiance 3D serum with 10% Niacinamide and hyaluronic acid that prevents hyperpigmentation and maintains the youthfulness of the skin. For vitamin C face serum, we recommend DRSQ ULTRA C serum enriched in vitamin C, which protects from sun damage and lightens and brightens the skin.

  5. Acne-fighting Face Serum: Due to excessive pollution, dust, and dirt it is common to face the blocking of pores. An acne-fighting face serum undertakes to fight acne, acne scars, and grey patches. People with chronic cystic acne should likewise pick this face serum. The components used in this are Retinol, salicylic acid, tea tree oil, etc. to minimise the clogging of pores and shrink breakouts.

    DRSQ Anti-acne & Breakout serum
    with 0.5% Retinaldehyde and manuka and tea tree oil that has calming and anti-bacterial agents can help. It lessens plump scar tissues, acne, and breakouts, and presents clear skin.

  6. Oil-controlling Face Serum: Some individuals experience an excess of oil production through sebum. It becomes necessary to control oil and for that, an oil-control face serum is a must-have that not only controls the production of oil but evens the skin tone also decongests the pores, and gives a glow to the skin. The prominent elements in this type of face serum are aloe vera, zinc, salicylic acid, and niacinamide.

    We suggest trying DRSQ Repair serum with 5% Salicylic acid, which is suitable for oily skin. Along with the main ingredient, it has a combination of AHAs and anti-inflammatory botanical extracts.

Benefits of Face serum

Face serum is an excellent element of a skincare regime that is target-oriented if chosen correctly. Here, we will shed some light on some of the benefits of incorporating face serum into your skincare routine.

  1. Soothes and nurtures the skin: Face serums are lightweight and penetrate the skin deeply to provide nourishment and heal the skin. It works under the skin's surface resulting in soften and soothing texture. Additionally, it improves the uneven skin tone.

    Soothes and nurtures the skin

  2. Enhance skin elasticity: A product that gives you radiant and youthful skin is vital. Adding face serum to your routine will improve skin elasticity by increasing collagen production giving the skin a soft, firm, and plump look.

  3. Scale down signs of weariness: Today’s hectic life of collages and work coupled with a bad sleep schedule takes a toll on our skin and results in visible signs of fatigue that make the skin lose its glow. Introducing a repair serum in the skincare routine can form a significant change in your skin and give you a radiant look.

  4. Hydrate the skin: It is difficult to drink 8 or more glasses of water every single day to keep our skin hydrated but applying a hydrating face serum that retains water in the skin is indispensable. A face serum rich in hydration keeps the skin looking healthy and glowy.

  5. Reduces visible fine lines and wrinkles: Face serum is outstanding in shielding the skin from wrinkles and fine lines. It is rich in antioxidants, green tea, and vitamins C and E. These key ingredients secure the skin from harsh UV rays and with regular use of a face serum, apparent lines can be minimised.

    Reduces visible fine lines and wrinkles

  6. Weakens dark spots: Face serum targets the melanin present in the skin and with vitamin C being the active element, it diminishes the dark spots and face scars.

  7. Subsides inflammation: Some face serums are made to target rosacea and inflamed skin. To combat this, ingredients such as aloe vera, calendula, chamomile, and green tea are used. The calming effect of these gives soothing relief to the skin.

How to apply Face serum

Adding face serum to your skincare regime is a great way to enhance your beauty and treat mild issues. In this, we will tell you what is the correct order of applying a face serum.

  • Cleanser: Before applying anything, the skin must be clear of any dust, dirt, oil, makeup, and impurities. Start the routine by cleansing the skin and paving the way for upcoming components. DRSQ Hydrating cleansing gel is a perfect cleanser for dry, sensitive, and normal skin. Enriched in Jojoba oil, Vitamin E, and organic aloe that cleanses the skin and leaves it hydrated.

  • Toner: People often treat toner as an option but it comes in handy for dry and sensitive skin. It prepares the skin for the application of serum, balances the pH balance, evens the skin tone, boosts hydration, and further removes any dirt or impurities clinging to the skin.

  • Face serum: Applying face serum has to be target-oriented based on your specific issues. Choose a serum that is best suited for your skin type.

  • Moisturiser: Moisturiser is usually the last step in the skincare routine as it locks in moisturiser and boosts hydration. Once you are done with all the steps, apply a thick layer of moisturiser to hydrate the skin. DRSQ HYDRACALM Moisturiser with hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, chamomile flower extract, cucumber seed oil, and aloe is an excellent combination to calm and hydrate the skin. It is suitable for all skin types.

When to use the Face serum

To answer the most common question, when to use the face serum? It is best to use the face serum twice, morning and night. Before applying moisturiser, take a pea-sized amount or 3-4 drops of serum into your hands and rub it in an upward motion from your face to neck for smooth application.

Factors to keep in mind while choosing a face serum

Before hopping into any skincare routine, it is essential to choose a face serum correctly. Here we are listing down some factors to keep in mind whilst shopping.

  1. Skin issue: Make sure you are aware of what is wrong with your skin first. Since serums are made for a specific concern, identify what you are battling with for example, do you have hyperpigmentation, dehydration, acne, wrinkles, or fine lines? Based on the result, choose the correct face serum.

  2. Skin type: Irrespective of the amazing formula of the face serum, it is useless if it is not synced with your skin type. One can not use oil-control face serum having dry skin. It would not only be ineffective but also suck the essential oils from the face. For dry skin, look for skin-calming, anti-oxidant-rich face serum with thickness to combat the concern. For oily skin, choose a lightweight but effective face serum.

  3. Components: We have discussed above how different kinds of face serums use different active ingredients. After knowing about your skin type and skin concerns, make sure you are buying the face serum with the correct ingredients.

  4. Potency: It is not safe to use any product with a higher potency as a beginner. You never know what can go wrong. Always look for serums in lower concentrations and slowly increase them.

Wrap up

Choosing the right face serum can make a huge difference in your life. Face serums are lightweight and get easily absorbed, making them convenient to add to the skincare routine. You can achieve healthier skin as you now know what, when, and how to choose correctly.

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