Face oils vs serums
Can you use facial oils to replace serums? The simple answer is no. Some people think that a serum is no longer necessary when you add oils to your routine, but this is not the case.
Essential oils are great, amazing even, but they aren’t moisturising. This means that when used on hydrated but dry skin (dry and dehydrated skin isn’t the same!), oils can be a really good option. But if your skin is dehydrated, which is really common, then you can’t substitute the serum for the oil.
Who goes first?
The ideal way to use these two marvelous products is to apply the serum to hydrate the skin as much as it needs it, and then use the oil to nourish the face.
4 simple ways to identify dehydrated skin:
But you might be asking, how do I know if my skin is dehydrated and I need extra moisture? Easy, check if you have any of these symptons:
•Itchy skin: external elements like wind and temperature changes can cause an itchy and irrating sensation
•Sensitivity: notice if your skin is more sensitive than usual, dehydration might increase this factor
•Fine lines and wrinkles: gently pinch your skin on the cheek and check if there are any fine lines
•Dullness: a tired appearence, dark circles and an overall dull skin aren’t only signs that you might need some rest
Do you relate to any of these symptons? You might want to try some products to keep your skin healthy and moist.
If you’re looking for a moisturising serum, try the Booster+ serum if your skin is dry, it nourishes the skin and gives it a luminous effect. If your skin is normal to combination, you can try the Restart serum. If you’re more of an oily-skin type person, go for the Sublime Youth, the all-purpose rescue oil serum, to regenerate while improving the skin’s complexion.