From toners to moisturizers, face oils, essences, serums, and what not; the beauty market is saturated with lotions and potions of all kinds. With such an overwhelming variety available, making the right choice for your skin hangs heavy on your shoulders.
If you’re a skincare junkie looking to perfect the ideal skincare routine, you would have surely come across many different kinds of skin products. With such a vast variety, things can get confusing; the difference between facial serums and moisturizers for example.
Which one should you use? Should you use both of them? Neither? Find out what the difference is to clear things up once and for all.
The 101 on Moisturizers
Moisturizers have been around since forever, we all probably have one in our bags right now. The main and sole purpose of a moisturizer is to provide moisture to the skin and hydrate it deeply. Think of it as water for your skin. It is usually creamier and thicker in consistency than serums, which is why doesn’t penetrate that deeply into the skin like a serum does.
It acts more as a protective barrier for the skin and works on keeping things smooth and supple on the outside.
Heavy-duty moisturizers work best for dry or combination skin, whereas people with oily skin should use water-based or gel-based moisturizers.
The Down-Low on Facial Serums
Facial serums are a relatively newer addition to the ever-expanding skincare regime. But nonetheless, they’re a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. You may have noticed that most facial serums come in small dropper bottles. That’s because even though they’re little in quantity, they pack a powerful punch. When it comes to serums, a little can go a long way.
Serums contain active, potent ingredients that deeply penetrate the skin in order to revitalize it. They are usually water-based or made from natural oils to balance out the skin. They’re often confused with moisturizers because they can add moisture to the skin. However, serums do more than just moisturize.
They address a variety of skincare problems, for example, there are anti-aging serums, acne prevention serums, skin brightening serums, and more.
Which One is Best for You?
So, should you opt for serums or moisturizers? The answer all depends upon your own skin. While skin types can be broadly divided into three categories (dry, oily, combination), everyone has unique skin. What may work for you may not work for the other.
Dry skin tends to work best with creamy moisturizers while oily skin can do well with the light moisturizers found in facial serums.
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