Why You Should Add a Serum to Your Skin Care Routine

Adding a serum to your daily skin care routine can make a huge difference in the way that your skin looks and feels. The benefits of adding a serum include; even skin tone, reduced fine lines and wrinkles as well as a brighter complexion.


No fillers

Those that have sensitive/acne-prone skin can especially benefit from adding a serum to their skin care routine. Serums contain the highest concentration of active ingredients possible without a prescription, being around 70% active ingredients. Serums are designed to help the minerals, peptides and stem cells pass through the outer layer of skin. With minimal filler there is nothing to get in the way of your skin receiving the nutrients.


Hydrates skin

Serums active ingredients include many nourishing elements and vitamins. Compared to moisturizers, serums molecules are smaller which allows it to hydrate even the deep layers of your skin. Hydrated skin prevents aging and breakouts, which can be avoided by adding a serum to your skin care routine.


 Every serum is different

As everyone skin is different from one another so are serums. There are a variety of serums that combat different skin problems. Using the correct serum for your skin type can be very effective when used correctly. There a serums for normal, sensitive, dull skin and so on. By pairing the correct ingredients to what your skin needs can help you achieve your perfect skin.


Saving money

Although serums are on the higher side of the price spectrum, preventing is easier than fixing. Using a good serum that works for you specific skin care needs will prevent you from having to buy products that are doing nothing for. Using an effective serum means that you can remove the ineffective products from your medicine cabinet for a product that does more work for you skin. Plus, when you find your ideal serum, you won’t want to buy any other products.


For serum recommendations contact Advanced Aesthetics for a skin care consultation. 

How to Prevent Wrinkles

Stay Hydrated

By staying hydrated daily, you will be able to prevent fine lines due to dehydration. Keeping your body hydrated from the inside will help keep your skin looking radiant and healthy.


Use sunscreen

When you get sunburnt your skin cells are essentially damaged. And continuous damage from UV rays can cause premature aging and even skin cancer. Whenever you are exposed to the sun, it is important to use sunscreen to prevent UV rays from harming your skin.


Use anti-aging products with caution

It can be tempting to use anti-aging products at a young age. But sometimes using anti-aging products can clog your pores since they are meant to really moisturize your skin. Also since anti-aging products increase the metabolism of your skin cells, when your skin is young it already has a fast metabolism, which can actually increase breakouts. It is important to use skin care products tailored to your skin type.


Use eye cream

Your eyes are the first area where you will notice aging. By keeping your eyes hydrated it will help prevent premature fine lines and wrinkles around that area.

Preventing Ingrown Hairs

An ingrown hair is a hair that curls and begins to grow back into your skin. Ingrown hair can be both irritating to the skin and frustrating to deal with. Here are a few tips to prevent ingrown hairs:

Try a different method

Everyone’s skin is different. Laser hair removal and epilators are the two techniques that take hair out from the root and are least likely to cause ingrown hairs. If you love shaving, try adding a moisturizing shaving cream and shaving in the direction of your hair growth so that you’re not pushing your hair in the wrong direction causing ingrown hairs.

Skin care

Proper cleaning helps clean your hair follicles a lot so that they are able to grow and are less likely to get caught and grow under your skin. Adding exfoliation to your routine ensures that there are no dead skin cells that your hair can get trapped under.


When you wear tight clothes, it makes it difficult for your hair to grown properly and can force the hair follicles to grown back into your skin. By avoiding tight clothing, you can save yourself from getting ingrown hairs.

Be gentle

Up to 24 hours after you shave or wax, your skin will be very sensitive. The pores of your skin will be open so it is important to not irritate the area in which you shaved. Avoid any skin products with alcohol that will tighten and dry your skin out, increasing your chance of ingrown hairs.