Every day it’s possible to make small, simple choices to help us age gracefully. These can encompass everything from your daily skincare routine, to a wholesome healthy diet and physical activity.
When it comes to your skincare, minimising the appearance of ageing skin is as simple as using natural, active and age-defying ingredients that target a multitude of skin concerns.
Serums are a great addition to your skincare routine for this. Haven't tried serums before? Wondering how to utilise them into your routine? Retreatment Botanics are here to share all the info you need...
Serums, why should we use them?
Serums containing active and super-concentrated nutrients will deliver the ultimate boost of intensive moisture, vitamins and antioxidants to target skin concerns and minimise the signs of ageing. Serums are also perfect for replenishing the skin’s natural oils and hydration levels that deplete with age.
Layer serums for maximum benefits.
Layering serums will deliver double the nutrients to target a greater range of skin concerns, and the skin will benefit from double the results! Because serums deliver these essential nutrients in a highly concentrated formula, why not increase the age-defying benefits by applying two different types of serums that each have their own unique active ingredients?!
How to pick the perfect pair to layer...
When layering serums, it’s important to choose the right pair. Ideally, each serum should have unique ingredients and nutrients that differ from the other. If you're wondering how to pick the perfect serums to layer there are some recommended top ingredients to look out for:
Vitamin C is amazing for targeting hyperpigmentation and sunspots, leaving the skin bright and smooth. It also soothes redness and irritation.
Hyaluronic Acid provides instant hydration. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance that plays a crucial role in skin hydration, however, levels in the skin deplete with age so it’s important to supplement it through skincare.
Pro-Vitamin A (Beta Carotene) provides the skin with powerful antioxidant protection. Beta Carotene is a precursor to vitamin A and can help fight and protect against free-radical damage to the skin and slow down the signs of ageing.
Vitamin E is a naturally-occurring antioxidant in our bodies and can be found in certain foods. When applied topically it helps to strengthen the skin's barrier function and fights off free radicals caused by daily environmental stressors. A natural anti-inflammatory, vitamin E also nourishes the skin by providing moisturising and healing benefits.
Omega Fatty Acids serve as an essential building block of the skin’s surface layer. Found in foods and plant oils, topical application can help reinforce and smooth skin’s surface, improve balanced hydration, and deliver antioxidants to create a younger looking, healthier complexion.
When and how to layer...
Serums are the first product that should be applied to the skin after cleansing and toning. When layering your serums, as a general rule of thumb is to first apply a lightweight serum (like Retreatment Botanics Kakadu Brightening Serum), particularly if it contains Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid not only hydrates but helps to draw any products layered on top deeper into the skin boosting their effectiveness.
Secondly, layer with a heavier serum rich in antioxidants to protect and strengthen the skin (like our Retreatment Botanics Restore Serum). Then follow up with a moisturiser appropriate for your skin type. Remember, use an SPF moisturiser in the morning or apply a sunscreen after your fav moisturiser.
Make it a ritual
While you apply your serum/s, use your ritual time to relieve tension by gifting your face with a gentle massage. While you massage, feel love and appreciation for your skin, your laughing eyes and loving smile. Apply any excess serum to the back of your hands and love them too. No time for a ritual? Simply add 2-3 drops of serum to your moisturiser and you're good to go!
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