Mischo Beauty School: Serums 101



Please accept my apologies with the delayed posts- life seems to be getting in the way! Anyway I'm back and today I'd like to share with you the benefits of serums. I believe in serums and am amazed at how the skin benefits from them! A serum is a highly concentrated treatment of active ingredients used to penetrate and treat various skin conditions such as dehydration, stress, environmental damage, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation issues or loss of elasticity.

They're usually made up of vitamins, lipids or antioxidants and are usually the consistency of a thin liquid. To allow for maximum penetration into the skin, they're formulated with smaller molecules which make them extremely effective. They can be used both day and night and are usually applied under a moisturizer, but can be used alone. During a facial an esthetician might apply a serum under your mask or before the application of your moisturizer, depending on your specific skincare needs.

So, do you need a serum? Well, I would suggest following a skincare regimen first. Once you're consistent with your regimen, really begin to pay attention to your skin and make note- for example- of dehydrated areas, loss of elasticity and dullness. If your skincare regimen doesn't correct these issues, then I'd highly suggest investing in a serum! Questions? Love your skin.

 

6 comments:

MakeupByRenRen said...

i just started this skin regimen with pur minerals and one of the products was a serum...i noticed the bottle was super tiny and i really wasnt sure what it does, but thanks to this post i feel a lot more informed, thanks!

August 12, 2008 at 9:09 AM
Dominican Enigma said...

I'm addicted to my serum. I use it religiously and have been for a few years. I still get carded all the time.

August 12, 2008 at 11:07 AM
Mischo Beauty said...

To "MakeupByRenRen": Oh good! Oh and you probably only need to use very little because most serums are very concentrated...

August 12, 2008 at 4:03 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To "Dominican Enigma": Good! Keep using it! Sounds like you picked a really good one. Which one do you use?

August 12, 2008 at 4:04 PM
antithesis said...

thanks so much for this post because clearly, i have been missing out on the benefits of serums!

August 12, 2008 at 5:31 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To "antithesis": You're welcome. Give one a try if you feel you need it! :)

August 12, 2008 at 5:39 PM

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