Hi Everyone!! This post will share the Benefits Of Oil And Water Based Serums.
The word ‘Serum’ is widely used in the skin care industry and has become a key element in skin care routine. However, a lot of people are still confused about serums and many questions come to their mind as what are serums? When and how to use them? Types of serum and their benefits? Don’t worry, this post will help you in getting answers to all your questions related to serums.
Benefits Of Oil And Water Based Serums
Before sharing the benefits of oil and water based serums, let me share some information about serums.
What Is A Serum?
Formulated with a high concentration of active ingredients, serum is a skincare product that we apply with the intention of delivering these active ingredients directly into the skin. It is made up of smaller molecules and has the ability to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and is considered best suited for delivering the active and powerful ingredients. Due to this ability, serums are used to target specific skincare concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, for skin brightening, for balancing skin tone, etc.
How To Use Serum?
- Serums should be applied after cleansing and toning but before the application of moisturizer and sunscreen.
- The reason is that if applied on the clean skin without any build-up, the powerful ingredients present in the serum will deliver the best results.
- As serums are super potent, make sure to apply a few drops as more is not always better.
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Benefits Of Oil Based Serums
Oil based serums are the serums that have a base of jojoba, avocado or argan oil. The role of these oils is to protect the barrier of your skin from UV damage, dry environment and pollution. Depending upon your skin type and needs, these serums can be used either day or night. For example, people with dry skin types can use oil-based serum during day and night time to keep their skin hydrated and moisturized all day long. Even if you are applying makeup, you can add a few drops of serums to your foundation to get the glow on your face.
People with oily skin types are generally found saying that they already have oily skin and need not add more oil into their skincare regime. However, it is not the case. Even combination, oily and acne-prone skin can also avail the benefits of oil-based serums. The only thing that matters is the balance of oils in the serum that you will be using. Using an oil-based serum having non-comedogenic rating (that doesn’t clog your pores) help in combating your overproduction of oil and can make your skin happy.
I am having combination skin and I have incorporated argan oil-infused serum into my skincare regime. Argan oil falls in the middle of the oil spectrum which means that it is neither too light nor too heavy. The best part about argan oil is that it is non-comedogenic which means it doesn’t clog pores. It gets absorbed quickly into the skin, keeps it moisturized and leaves a subtle glowy sheen on the skin. Argan oil also acts as a healing agent and helps in treating acne. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-sebum properties that help in reducing sebum, swelling and also soothe acne. Moreover, argan oil has anti-aging properties and you have nothing to worry about as it suits all skin types.
Now, that you are aware of the benefits of oil based serums, make sure to choose wisely and incorporate these into your skin care regime according to your skin type and issue that you want to cater.
Benefits Of Water Based Serums
Water based serums are the serums that contain a base of water. These serums allow the easy delivery of water-soluble ingredients like vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid into the layers of the skin.
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1. Quick Absorbing
The first on the list of benefits of water based serums is that it gets easily absorbed into the skin. Unlike oil-based serums, you really don’t need to wait before the application of makeup or other skin care products.
2. Less Likely To Clog Pores
Oily skin types will love water based serums as these are much lighter in texture and are less likely to clog pores and cause break-outs.
3. Get The Benefits Without Any Heavy Feel On the Skin
Water based serums that contain vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid which are water-soluble ingredients offer various skin benefits such as:
- Reverse Sun Damage
- Treat Hyperpigmentation
- Prevents signs of aging
Water based serums with salicylic or lactic acid help to treat zits and post acne marks.
So, these were the benefits of oil and water based serums.
Benefits Of Oil And Water Based Serums
This post shares some benefits of oil and water based serums. Choose wisely according to your skin type & include into your skincare regime.