WELL­BE­ING.

THESE PO­TIONS PROM­ISE MAGIC POW­ERS, BUT THE TRICK IS IN HOW YOU USE THEM

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - EYE CONTENTS - WORDS: SHARI TAG LI ABU E

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.

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