Serums are a must-have for anyone who wants clear, glowing, and plump skin, regardless of skin type. They are packed with active ingredients and have smaller molecular structures that allow them to penetrate deep into the skin to target specific skin concerns such as wrinkles, blemishes, dull skin, and loss of firmness. However, it is recommended not to layer more than two active ingredient serums at a time to allow them to work properly.
To get the most out of your serums, start with a water-based serum that addresses your top skin goal, followed by a heavier weight or less targeted active ingredient serum. You can also add a facial oil before, after, or mixed with your moisturizer. It's important to use Vitamin C serums first as they are more acidic, while retinol serums are best used at night due to their photosensitivity.
Skin type can be complicated and ever-changing, but there are suggested serum layering options for different skin types such as dry, oily, combination, sensitive, and normal. However, it's important to note that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to skincare, so it's best to listen to your skin and do what works for you.