Pollution is visibly increasing day by day and hence, face washes, moisturizers, and toners are not enough to protect your skin from external factors, including pollutants. The extra effort is very well required to make the skin softer and younger-looking. Face serums have turned out to be highly effective in this case. One needs to take care of various things before applying face serum, which beginners have no idea about.

So, here is a quick and comprehensive guide to using face serum-

When To Apply Face Serum?

Generally, face serums are to be applied twice a day; once in the morning on a cleaned face before makeup and once at night before going to bed. It shall not be taken as a thumb rule; hence, instructions on the serum’s label are to be read before using it. This would help know if your serum is to be applied during the daytime or at night.

How Much Serum To Apply On Face?

Even a little amount of serum is enough due to its high potency and high concentration of active ingredients. Only a pea-sized amount of serum is sufficient to apply a thin layer of the product. This helps it to penetrate the skin properly. It's easier to count and apply if it comes with a dropper.

How To Apply Face Serum?

Its consistency is thick but not as much as face moisturizers. Hence, it should be applied by giving a gentle massage, generally by tapping. This way, the skin would absorb the serum on its own. Apply a few drops of the serum directly on your face and some on your neck. Tap for a few seconds and wait for some time. The serum would penetrate the skin gradually.

What is the correct order of application?

Not only face serum but every product works effectively and efficiently only when it is applied in the proper order. Hence, the following order is to be followed for making the most of it-

  1. Face Cleanser
  2. Exfoliator
  3. Face toner
  4. Serum
  5. Moisturizer
  6. Sunscreen

Which serums to use?

The market has abundant face serums that leads to utter confusion as to which product can be used and which should be avoided. So, here is a small list of effective face serums which you can try-

1. Youthful and Brightening Skin Face Serum

This serum from Dr. Sakhiya's contains vital nutrients- Vitamin C 20%, hyaluronic acid, and licorice extract. If you are looking forward to hydrating along with lightening and brightening your skin, you should give this product a try. It treats hyperpigmentation and is safe for all skin types. It is prepared without using any chemical or mineral oil. This serum is lightweight and gets absorbed into the skin quickly. This clinically approved serum works for all types of skin, whether it's dull, acne-prone, or aging.

How to use?

  1. Wash your face with a mild cleanser.
  2. Pour a few drops of serum directly on the face and neck.
  3. Give a gentle massage for a couple of minutes.
  4. For best results, use it twice a day and apply Dr. Sakhiya's sunscreen during the daytime.

2. Youth Skin Renewal Face Serum

As the name says, it works best as an anti-aging serum. It contains 2% retinol along with hyaluronic acid which are best for gaining youthful skin. The inclusion of green tea extracts, Zinc, Niacinamide, vitamin E, and Bakuchi oil makes it ideal for every skin type and concern. This retinol-packed serum brings back the skin's bounce, evens out the skin tone, and reduces all the signs of aging. It treats free radical damage and is an excellent solution for dull and aging skin.

How to use?

  1. Clean your face with a mild cleanser.
  2. Apply a few drops of serum directly on the face and neck.
  3. Massage gently for a couple of minutes.
  4. For best results, use it twice a day and apply Dr. Sakhiya's sunscreen during the daytime.

3. Purifying and Glowing Skin Face Serum

The content of 10% niacinamide and 1% zinc makes it perfect for glowing and acne-free skin. It is also effective in treating whiteheads, blackheads, large skin pores, acne, uneven skin tone, and dullness. It controls the oil production in the skin which is the root cause of major skin problems.

How to use?

  1. Use a mild cleanser and wash your face.
  2. Take a few drops of serum and apply them directly on your face and neck.
  3. Give a gentle massage for a few minutes.
  4. Apply it twice a day for effective results and use Dr. Sakhiya's sunscreen for better protection.

The serum has become an unavoidable part of the skincare routine. This generally deals with most skin problems. The aforementioned serums are extremely safe and work on almost all skin types. You should still visit your dermatologist and seek their advice.