Super Serums …
While a 15-step skincare routine is not for everyone; I mean.. Let's be real if I find time to wash my hair twice in the same week, I feel like I am winning at life. Moving back to skincare, there is one particular step that everyone is better off getting on board with: serum. True story! This essential “must have” product offers more targeted results, potent formulations, and customization options. (sounds fancy, right?) But, what exactly is a serum? "The molecules found in serums are much smaller than those found in creams and lotions, allowing clinically active ingredients to more readily penetrate the skin," According to Skinceuticals and Obagi skincare.
Using medical grade skin care you get an insight to what, exactly, you should look for in a serum, depending on your skin type. There is a culture of oversharing and ingredient breakdown when using a medical grade skincare product and purchasing from a physician's office or medspa. If you have oily or acne prone skin, I’ve learned from these two skincare lines that it’s often recommended to look for a serum without oils, according to a general rule of thumb. Serums that are packed with oil may cause additional breakouts and make you look greasy. For people who are looking to combat wrinkles, hydration is key. Drink water!!! It helps. Look for products packed with hyaluronic acid, like HA Intensifier or B5 Gel Serum (skinceuticals).. Lastly, if hyperpigmentation or discoloration is an issue, it’s often recommend using a serum with Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid. Your skin will drink this up.
My final notes are to make sure you use a moisturizer and SPF as serums are lightweight in nature. Whether you're already a superfan of serums or ready to try one for the first time, check out these options to help you get the skin of your dreams. First step, call Revive MD Medical Group and set up a skin analysis.
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