Every woman diligently follows a three step process – cleansing, toning and moisturizing as part for their skincare regimen. But for that extra anti aging effect, there is this new product that has gained immense popularity in the skin care market and it is an anti aging serum. Well, this anti aging product is necessary to slow down the aging process and maintain the youthfulness of a skin’s texture till long.

Here’s everything you must know about anti aging serums so that you can pick wisely.

A serum or a cream – What Is The Difference?

A cream serves the purpose of a barrier and protects the skin. Whereas a serum nourishes it from within. A serum is more fluid in nature and concentrated with active ingredients in it. It penetrates deeply and thus brings change from within.

How To Apply A Serum?

Follow the rule – apply thinnest to the thickest. So start with a serum. It should be used all alone. It is a great absorbent, leaves no residue behind. Apply it 1-2 minutes ahead of the cream in the evening as it gives your skin ample time to regenerate itself at night. Serums are concentrated and the texture is fluid. Only a small amount is enough. Overdoing it won’t give you more results. Warm them between your palms before applying. Prefer using cream and serum from the same brand.

How To Choose The Right Serum?

Your skin may face different issues at different times of your life. The choice of serum should be based on the kind of skin issue you wish to get rid of with it.

  • At 30: First signs of aging start making appearance due to expression lines or skin dehydration. Pick an anti aging serum with an anti wrinkle action and skin radiance restoring ability.
  • At 40: Skin starts losing its elasticity. Dark spots too start appearing.
  • At 50: it should fill deep wrinkles, remove pigmentation and should be able to sculpt the face.

Beware Of False Claims

Most of the serums out there are actually moisturizers that make tall anti aging claims. But in reality their formulation isn’t effective enough. So choose wisely. Check the brand, its reputation in the market. Then check its ingredients. The one whose ingredients are backed by science should be preferred. The best ingredients in this category are hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, acetyl hexapeptide-8, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyloligopeptide and other natural extracts. Some of them are present in and as Lifecell anti aging cream ingredients. Your skin health should be your priority, look for essential vitamins like Vitamin A, C and E in the anti aging serum.

Be Patient

Though the claims are tall and some may even fulfil them, but please be patient with the results. Use it for some weeks before you can actually expect the results to show up. All in all it depends on the product. Hence, it is emphasized that you pick one wisely and after much scrutiny. Do not store in hot and humid environment. It may affect the activity of the active ingredients. Instead, keep them in the refrigerator.

Now use this knowledge and pick the right product for your skin. Do share your views with us.

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Pauline Simons is a health skincare expert by profession. She loves to share her knowledge and experience with people. She regularly contributes her write ups to health or skin care related websites and blogs. In her free time she loves to travel, fashion shows and music.