Serums are used as a part of daily skincare routines worldwide, mainly for the face. We are accustomed to following a multi-step skincare routine for our face. But when it comes to our bodies, we barely spend any time.
So what exactly is a body serum, and what makes a body serum unique?
Here is everything you need to know about this skincare wonder, which provides nourishment while also making your skin healthier and more hydrated.
What is a body serum?
Body serums are similar to facial serums. It delivers active ingredients to target specific concerns, such as dry skin or dull skin. Body serums have a lighter texture that absorbs fast, and a small amount goes a long way – there is no need to saturate your skin with them. In contrast, traditional body lotions and creams are primarily used to provide moisture.
Serums can deliver a higher concentration of active ingredients than body lotions, creams, and ointments. It means the active ingredients remain effective when they reach our skin.
How do body serums work?
The fundamental problem with dry skin is often that the skin’s protective surface barrier is not functioning correctly — this is where serums come in. Serums are frequently packed with active substances that penetrate the top layers of skin to regenerate lipids – the layers within and around skin cells form a barrier to keep moisture locked in. Serums can boost the skin’s natural renewal cycle over time.
How to apply a body serum?
Using a body serum does not mean you skip regular body moisturiser. Apply a body serum to dry skin after washing, and then follow with your moisturiser once the serum has absorbed.
Unsweetened Beauty recommends looking for serums that address your concerns. Whether they be ageing skin, pigmentation, or dullness – whatever an ingredient does for your face, it will do the same for your body. Selecting a body serum containing antioxidants such as vitamin C will aid in the prevention of free radical damage. Alpha hydroxy acids, such as lactic and salicylic acid, are excellent for brightening and smoothing skin. While hyaluronic acid plumps and moisturises.
How to find a suitable body serum for your skin?
You would be astonished at the number of options available, all of which promise fantastic results. However, the easiest method to choose the perfect one for you is to examine two aspects.
First, consider the skin issue you are attempting to resolve. Do you want to get rid of dry and flaky skin? Or do you want to get rid of those sunspots? Look for a serum that claims to help with what you need.
Second, consider your skin type. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, look for a body serum that contains salicylic acid, retinol, and rosehip seed oil. Try something with hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C for ageing and dry skin. Glycolic acid traps moisture and keeps skin refreshed and rejuvenated, and works well with normal skin.
Did you know that Body Royal Flush contains Niacinamide, Hyaluronic acid, Aloe Barbadenis Extract, and Ceramide?
It is a super-concentrated yet lightweight body serum. It hydrates, moisturises, and boosts skin immunity for all-day support.
1% Niacinamide: Balances complexion and fades dark spots without irritating skin.
1% Hyaluronic acid: Delivers immediate & long-term hydration for plump and dewy skin.
1% Aloe Barbadenis Extract: Lightweight skin soother with high natural moisture content and cooling properties.
0.5% Ceramide NP: Reinforces the skin barrier of dry and ageing skin. Plus, it maintains the skin’s moisture balance.
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Of course, it does not mean it is time to quit your favourite lotion. Serums are beneficial, however, they should only be used as one aspect of your moisturising routine.
They are not a suitable replacement for regular moisturisers in colder and drier areas. While they are thought to boost skin’s health, they must be followed by a moisturising lotion or cream. It will lock in moisture and protect the skin’s barrier from the environment.
If the thought of another multi-step beauty regimen makes you nervous, we assure you it is worth it, and your skin will thank you.