6 common face serum mistakes
by Debdutta Mitra on Mar 18, 2023
Face serums have become increasingly popular nowadays as experts see it as a tool to elevate natural radiance.
These are lightweight skincare products with highly concentrated active ingredients such as Glycolic Acid, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid unlike typical facial moisturisers. Known to be very effective, they often solve specific skin concerns such as dark spots, wrinkles and acne and can also hydrate and brighten the skin.
While a few drops of serum are enough for the skin to experience incredible benefits, you must also learn the right technique. Hence, we at Leal point out common mistakes that you might make while using a facial serum.
- Rubbing the serum wrongly
You shouldn’t be surprised with skin irritation and breakouts if you rub the serum harshly directly into your face. After applying the serum, gently pat it first into the face so that the skin can soak it before massaging in clockwise motion. This also allows minimum serum quantity to gain maximum coverage for the skin.
- Not using the right amount
You might be thinking that a large amount may be extra beneficial for the skin but it is not only waste but can also cause pore-clogging. Since, serum contains high concentration of active ingredients, just 2 to 3 drops are enough for the entire face and if needed, you may look into the product specifications to check the right amount.
- Applying without cleansing the skin
Despite high concentration of active ingredients, serums have a very light texture which makes it easy for the skin to absorb them quickly. For that, the skin should be clean enough as any dirt or makeup will make it difficult for the serum to absorb in properly. The serum will not be effective if the active ingredients are unable to reach the deepest layer of the skin.
- Don’t wait enough time after the application
Though the skin will quickly absorb serums as they are lightweight products, the absorption process might take more than a few minutes, and hence, you must be patient to allow the serum to get fully absorbed for its application.
- Skipping exfoliation
For any skincare routine, exfoliation is a key step as it helps in eliminating all dead skin cells, and helps in achieving supple and smooth skin. The serum won’t be able to penetrate the skin if there is accumulation of dead skin cells.
- Mixing ingredients from different serums
A common misconception exists that mixing different serums will have greater effective results when applied. But in skincare, it’s better to use less i.e using several products does not always have beneficial effects as some ingredients may act against each other effect and might even produce irritation or itching.
Serums are incredibly effective. If the serum in your skincare routine is not making a positive difference, there is a chance that either you did not pick a suitable serum, or you are not using it the right way. Before picking any product, you need to understand what your skin needs.
As for a solution from Leal, we offer you our Ethereal Face Oil Elixir that reduces pigmentation, dark spots and shrinks pores. It also evens skin tone and brightens dull skin apart from reducing signs of ageing, repairing and moisturizing skin barriers.