THESE POTIONS PROMISE MAGIC POWERS, BUT THE TRICK IS IN HOW YOU USE THEM
In case you haven’t noticed, serums are all the rage, but what are they for, and what do they do? I had been using a serum on its own, but discovered to my surprise that this is totally wrongtown – there is an order of events and I had been jumping the queue. Water-based serums are applied after cleansing and before moisturising, and oil-based ones are applied after cleansing and moisturising. Oil-based products prevent water escaping and water-based products pull moisture in. If you don’t know if your product is water or oil-based, the best rule of thumb is to apply products from the thinnest to thickest consistency. Lately I’ve been ignoring the rules and simply wearing the Clarins Double Serum on cleansed skin with Modelco’s Invisible Matte Translucent Powder on top to combat redness. My skin feels great and looks pretty good, so that’s me for the time being. Beauty cheats are OK if they get results. Find the serum that you like the smell and texture of and try it on top of and under your moisturiser to see what makes your skin feel the dewiest. You might want to vary the order according to the season and how dry your skin feels, or leave out the moisturiser in warmer months. Do what feels best, because that’s the result you are looking for.