Serums can really help dry skin when layered under a moisturiser. They help retain liquid and boost the ingredients and properties your moisturiser has to offer. These magical substances are becoming really popular in the skincare universe for a good reason. They are really concentrated in active ingredients that act on specific needs. You can layer them and target many skincare problems, personalising your routine and getting fast results without much effort.
When choosing a serum for dry skin you should always look for hydrating ingredients. However, go for mild concentrations when picking stronger actives, as you shouldn’t want to irritate your skin and provoke more flakiness. Make sure to search for ingredients in the bottles and know what you are using in your skin. Often, serums with Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and greens like avocado and aloe Vera, target dryness and radiance. They super hydrating ingredients that soothe inflamed skin and cell turnover. Hyaluronic acid is the main ingredient used to cure dry skin. It binds water molecules to help your skin retain moisture.
Even if they are not serums, you could add natural oil extracts to your skincare routine. Apply them after the moisturizer, not at the same time as the serum, as these extracts have bigger molecules. You could choose between rose hip, chia seed and camellia oils. They hydrate without clogging your pores. Keep in mind that serums and oils aren’t moisturizers, so even if they have hydrating properties, they can’t replace your moisturizer if you have really dry skin. Use your serums after cleansing and before moisturizing, day or night depending on what the product specifies. Try adding these new and strong allies to your skincare routine and make your skin feel healthier and stronger every day that passes.