Prepare your skin thoroughly
Serums are a product for those who have the ability and desire to spend extra time on skin care. Since serums are highly concentrated in one or more active ingredients, it is important to properly prepare the skin in advance. Otherwise, the product will simply remain on the surface - and the wow-result promised by the brand will not be achieved. It is important to cleanse the skin very thoroughly before applying the serum. Multi-step cleansing can end with a light peeling - acid lotion, gel-roll or enzyme powder. After that, the skin is ready to absorb a beneficial cocktail: moisturizing, cleansing or revitalizing - depending on your needs.
How to apply correctly
The main rule: you don't need to add serum to the cream. It is enough to limit yourself to two or three drops of the product, distribute it gently between your palms and apply it to the previously prepared skin with gentle, impressive movements. After that, you can do a light self-massage. If the serum is quickly absorbed, then moisten the skin with thermal water on top for better glide and follow the massage lines with your fingertips.
How to improve efficiency
There are two available methods that cosmetologists actively use. First of all, this is the application of a warming mask before the serum (with rosacea and skin sensitivity, you need to be careful). This technique accelerates microcirculation, which allows the agent to act more thoroughly. The second method is built on the principle of a compress - use a clay or alginate mask over the serum. After such tricks, the result from the serum is hard to miss.
By the way, another technique that requires not only serious preparation, but also sterility is microneedling. This is a special roller with tiny needles that leaves micro punctures on the skin. Light trauma to the skin triggers the regeneration process and increases the absorption of the serum. Such care is not suitable for everyone, and it is better if it is carried out by a beautician.
If you apply the serum at night, then it is better to use a moisturizing mask instead of a night cream on top. So the risk of mixing incompatible ingredients that neutralize each other's action is much lower. And in the morning, the skin will be nourished, radiant and smooth.