Hi Hello! How are you? Today, we here at Scilla Rose® bring you a blog post that we think might be very useful. It is about knowing how to use skincare serums and moisturisers correctly, together with helping you to understand when to use your Facial Roller as a part of your skincare regime.
Serums deliver a powerful potent dose of ingredients making them easier to absorb deeply into the skin. Because of this, serums work great for specific concerns (i.e.) acne, dark circles, fine lines, and dry skin.
Before we start to look into adding a serum to our skincare routine, we first need to know what a serum is. Facial serums are lightweight skincare products that contain concentrated ingredients hence why it helps with a variety of problems that the skin faces. The main ingredients of a serum include:
- Antioxidants, including fruit extracts.
- Soothing agents, such as aloe leaf extract.
- Soothing agents such as snow algae powder. This is great for effects on anti-aging because it stimulates the expression of the age suppressor gene.
- Hydrating Ingredients, for example palmitoyl peptides. This ingredient can stimulate fibroblast cells, which help to produce collagen.
- Cell renewing ingredients, such as CytoRegulin. This agent has the capacity to heal and restore skin tissue.
How do Serums work?
Size does matter when it comes to facial serums. Molecular size affects how skincare products penetrate into the skin! Having very small molecules helps the serum cross the skin barrier to work on a deeper level. In addition, serums go beneath the surface of your skin, which makes them great for improving cellular issues, like visible signs of aging and sun damage.
You should always apply a serum near to the start of a skincare routine. After cleansing and before moisturising. Cleansing first will help the serum to seep deeper into the skin as pours are cleaned out and opened.
Use a facial roller/Gua Sha after applying the serum as this will help the serum to absorb better and it will promote lymphatic drainage and brighten the completion.
To help your skincare products work as well as possible, applying products that penetrate the surface before applying products that work on the surface is helpful.
A general rule of thumb, apply skincare products from the thinnest to the thickest.
Moving on to facial moisturisers. Your moisturiser is going to help with the problems that you are facing with hydration in your skin. If you use the right moisturiser for dry skin it is going to get less dry over time and if you use a really good moisturiser for oily skin it will get less oily over time.
The top four must-have ingredients you should have in your moisturiser are:
- Hyaluronic Acid. Our bodies do naturally already produce this substance but when your body is deficient in it, this is where the hyaluronic acid comes in.
- Vitamin A. This helps with reprograming cells by normalising the skin functions and correcting skin infections.
- Vitamin C and E. These two are must-haves in a moisturiser. They are both a nutrient and an antioxidant that helps strengthen skin defences.
- What this agent does is locks in the moisture in your skin (like hyaluronic acid) to prevent irritation and dryness.
How do Moisturisers work?
So let’s talk about what a moisturiser is for. There’s a thing called Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) and this is the process of water leaving our body through our skin; through this process we tend to see dehydrated dry skin, we’ll see an increase in aging and start to see fine lines along with other issues simply because of water escaping our body. So the purpose of a moisturiser is to keep that water and hydration locked into the skin so that you aren’t increasing the risks that come with Trans Epidermal Water Loss.
As much as companies and people will want you to believe that a moisturiser should have a bunch of active ingredients that are going to fight against aging, in reality, you do not really need that, a moisturiser should just be designed to help keep that hydration level of the skin.
You should apply the moisturiser near to the end of your skincare routine. You want to make sure you take a small amount on your fingers, rub in between your hands and gently work it into the skin. Making sure you’re pressing firm enough so that the skin can soak it up but without being too harsh, abrasive or fast when applying it as this will likely cause irritation and redness.
On the beauty tools subject, using a facial roller after applying moisturiser will help it to soak into the skin. We recommend using the facial roller as it makes layering skincare products absorb quicker.
Huge Tip: especially for people with oily skin! Try patting the moisturiser into the skin after applying. Products tend to absorb much better, the skin looks more even and less greasy.
Remember skincare is self-care, so think of it as if you are having a relaxing facial. In addition, always remember to be Your own Kind of Beautiful.