MY NAME IS DR. KAY AND I’M A PHYSICIAN AND FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON BASED IN LA. I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE LOOK AND FEEL THEIR BEST! CHECK OUT MY INSTAGRAM @BEAUTYBYDRKAY TO SEE SOME OF MY WORK.
You’re probably tired of constantly buying new beauty products. Over and over, you try the newest “miracle” products with no results. What if I told you that I could tell you about a highly potent product, packed with nutrients and antioxidants, and you only needed a few drops for your whole face?
Look no further, because serums are the answer to all of your beauty needs! Serums are becoming super popular in today’s beauty world – for a good reason! They’re awesome. However, if you’re still new to serums, don’t worry. I can answer all of your questions!
1. What are serums and who are they best suited for?
A serum is a light weight gel or lotion that contains high potency targeted ingredients, or those that have been curated for a specific purpose. Serums are good for anyone who wants a quick and easy product that has a variety of benefits.
2. How do we choose the right serums? What ingredients do we need to look for and which to avoid?
Any serum you use should contain targeted ingredients. Choose serums that work on the skin care concerns that you want most to address, such as hydration or complexion perfecting. A great ingredient to look for is Vitamin C, like in my Tighten & Brighten Serum. Vitamin C is great for brightening complexions and giving the skin a glow. Another great product is Hyaluronic Acid, found in my Deep Blue Hydration. Hyaluronic acid absorbs 1,000 times its weight in water and is perfect for hydrating skin!
3. How do we apply serums for best results?
Serums should be the first product you apply after cleansing your skin. Always apply skincare products from thinnest to thickest, ending with your heaviest moisturizer or sunscreen. Make sure you allow time for your serum to dry before applying other products on top. This allows for maximal absorption!
4. Any tips/advice you can give for anyone looking to add serums into their skin care routine?
Serums are vital steps in your skin care regimen. They can work wonders for targeting specific issues you may have with your skin, or for general improvement. Make sure to spend the extra money for physician-strength products. They will provide much better results than store-brand products, because they have more active ingredients. Treat your skin right! It’s worth it.