6 Benefits of Using a Face Serum
Face serums form a major part of any holistic facial skincare routine. But tons of people who want to keep their skin looking and feeling as excellent as possible don’t use any face serum, never mind one with organic ingredients and no harmful additives!
Why? Simply put, lots of folks don’t fully grasp the major benefits of using a face serum, so they stick to a standard cleanser and moisturizer. Today, let’s change that by breaking down six advantages of using a face serum in detail.
Skin Vitamins and Nutrients
For starters, a face serum, by definition, is a skincare solution that includes core vitamins and nutrients your skin cells can use to thrive. The exact ingredient make up of a given face serum will vary from product to product, but most face serums use ingredients like:
- Vitamin C and E are antioxidants and may contribute to long-term skin health, especially protection from free radicals.
- Vitamin B, which your skin cells can regenerate themselves or create new tissue.
- Collagen is an important protein your skin cells use to retain their shape and elasticity. Our bodies produce less collagen naturally as we get older, so we have to replace or supplement it.
- Glycolic acid, a moisturizing agent and powerful skincare supplement
- Bacopa is an herbal ingredient chock-full of antioxidants.
- Hyaluronic acid is another important moisturizing agent commonly found in face moisturizers.
While our skin cells get a lot of nutrients from our diets or sunshine (as in the case of vitamin D), giving your skin cells additional nutrients through topical absorption may allow those vitamins to be more directly usable by those cells.
In other words, a face serum directly provides your skin cells with core nutrients without those nutrients being absorbed by other bodily tissues first. Plus, since face serums are applied topically, your skin cells may receive those benefits more quickly than otherwise.
Many face serums also improve hydration, similar to facial moisturizers. While moisturizers are most important in a skincare routine if you have dry skin, face serums can also improve this aspect of your face’s skin wellness.
That’s important, as using a face serum often involves using a thorough cleanser to get rid of dirt and debris inside your skin’s pores. In many cases, you may also use an exfoliating product, like a chemical or physical scrub, to remove dead skin cells.
All of this cleaning activity can dry out your skin and make your face more susceptible to dryness, wrinkles, and more. By improving hydration, face serums can alleviate these side effects or prevent them from happening in the first place.
Plus, by hydrating your skin, face serums help your skin look and feel better to the touch. This is doubly true if you have naturally dry skin.
May Reduce Signs of Aging
Many of the classical signs of aging on our faces, including wrinkles, aging spots, and sagging
skin results from long-term skin cell degradation and dryness.
While face serums can’t prevent your skin from aging overall, they may help to reduce the severity of some of those aging symptoms, like wrinkles or aging spots.
For example, using a facial serum regularly may help you to see results like:
- Fewer or less severe wrinkles
- Fewer or less severe aging spots
- Less skin sagging (since your skin will produce more collagen and elastin, helping your skin to look and feel younger and firmer with time)
In this way, regular face serum use could help you look younger than you actually are. Hope Health’s Nourish face serum contains vitamins C, B, and E with ferulic acid and hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate skin and help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
May Protect Skin from Certain Damage
Many of the core ingredients in face serums are antioxidants, which neutralize free radical molecules. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage skin cells and other tissues as they bounce around in your body.
Some antioxidants, like CoQ10, can stabilize those free radicals by donating an electron, preventing them from causing damage. Free radicals are responsible for skin irritations and may contribute to many signs of aging or general skin cell degradation.
On top of that, some face serums may provide ancillary protective benefits against harms like toxins, environmental pollutants, and even UV radiation from the sun. If you use a face serum, you may be at less risk of sun damage to your skin, including burning, but you should always read the label of your specific product to confirm this.
Improved Skin Color and Radiance
Over time, many people find that their facial skin has less color or is less uniform than before. In combination with a good facial skincare routine, including exfoliation, face serums may improve your skin’s color and radiance.
For example, healthy skin often has enough blood flow and will look plump, vibrant, and bright (regardless of skin tone). By giving your skin cells enough ingredients and extra nutrients, your skin cells will be healthier, blood flow will be more regular, and you may find that you experience less hyperpigmentation or that your skin is less susceptible to splotches and similar blemishes.
Could Reduce Acne Flare Ups
Face serums could contribute to a long-term solution if you suffer from regular acne flare ups. Specifically, most acne flare ups result from hormonal shifts or an overproduction of sebum: a natural skin oil used to hydrate and moisturize your skin.
But when your skin produces too much sebum, that oil can collect debris and clog your skin’s pores. Over time, this can form acne blemishes like pimples and pustules.
The right facial skincare serum could prevent your skin from producing too much serum, which often occurs as a response to other factors like skin dryness or inflammation. In other words, by contributing to a healthy skin environment overall, certain face serums might make your skin less likely to have acne flare ups in the first place.
As you can see, face serums contribute heavily to long-term skin health and wellness, especially as you get older and your skin becomes less capable of producing collagen and elastin or maintaining its moisture. Face serums are easy to use, fit into any standard skincare routine, and can significantly improve your skincare routine's results in the long term. If you’re in search of the right skincare products, Hope Health’s skincare line includes healthful ingredients like lavender, hyaluronic acid, and peptides for glowing skin.
It’s also important to make sure you maintain a healthy wellness routine overall, of course, including taking health supplements to round out any dietary deficiencies and ensure your body has all of its essential vitamins and minerals.
That’s why Hope Health is dedicated to offering organic, healthy supplements for various needs, ranging from melatonin gummies to assist with sleep to immune system support tablets for bolstered immune system defense.
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