While everyone knows serums have an array of benefits for the skin, what many people overlook is that a little goes a long way.
Serums are one of the skincare products that people most commonly overuse due to the mentality “the more, the better”. Thanks to their intensely moisturising properties, the result of their anti-oxidant and vitamin-rich formulas, serums have a reputation for working wonders on the skin, boosting collagen production and stimulating cell rejuvenation. This often leads people to apply it generously, in the hope that the more liberal the application, the more it will benefit the skin.
In reality, your skin will absorb as much of the nourishment as it can, and the rest will just sit on the skin, where it runs the risk of doing more harm than good by clogging pores and creating problems your skin didn’t previously have.
While moisture-rich serums are intended to hydrate and brighten the skin, allowing excess to sit on the skin’s surface can result it breakouts, and even give a dull, undernourished appearance.
The best way to avoid these problems is to use the correct amount – no more than a pea size. Not only will your product last longer, but you’ll also see better and longer-lasting results.