Serum + Moisturiser = Key To Getting
Rid Of Dark Spots & Acne Scars
We have talked about acne scars and dark spots in our previous article. Acne scars are abnormal collagen production during the skin’s healing process from a pimple; while dark spots refer to discolouration, brown patches, and pigmentation changes due to sun damage or hormonal changes that cause a higher concentration of melanin production in the skin.
It’s annoying when dark spots and acne scars get in your way, but before you declare how useless your skincare is and trash them, let’s take a breather to understand if you’ve chosen the right products.
SERUM vs. MOISTURISER – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Moisturiser is more commonly used when it comes to taking care of our skin. The purpose of a moisturiser is to condition the skin. While a serum targets other specific skin concerns, it is always advisable to pair the serum with a moisturiser in your skincare routine as they both work together in different ways and this will provide better results.
USE SERUM FOR TARGETED SKIN CONCERNS
Dermatologists usually advise to use serum if you have a specific skin concern. The serum is more concentrated, more liquid, and generally more lightweight in comparison to the creamy texture of the moisturiser.
Serums should be used after cleansing and toning your skin before moisturising. It is not meant to replace your moisturiser but rather works as a booster to help the moisturiser work better. The hydrating effects of the serum helps speed up the absorption process. That is because the molecules are smaller and can penetrate deeper and faster, to stop the excessive melanin production and normalise the collagen production during the pimple-healing process. Use the serum during morning and night for better results.
Consider trying Nanowhite Dark Spot Corrective Serum if you are planning to get rid of those dark spots and acne scars. Nanowhite Dark Spot Corrective Serum is enriched with Omega White-C to help brighten skin from deep within. Its unique LumiLite™ Complex will be able to work faster and deeper to stop melanin production and lighten flaws in 2 weeks.
NEVER LEAVE YOUR MOISTURISER BEHIND
Moisturiser has bigger molecules and focuses on conditioning and hydrating the epidermis, which is the top layer of the skin. It is thicker in texture, and usually comes in lotion or cream format which doesn’t go further than the top layer of the skin.
The reason dermatologists recommend to pair serum with moisturiser is that serum focuses only on deep-layer treatment. If the moisturiser is not there to recondition the top skin layer, you risk moisture loss that may result in your skin feeling tight or dry.
Try Nanowhite Double-Action Whitening Gel Cream. It is an ultra-light, non-greasy, and quick-absorbing gel-cream that delivers maximum brightening effect and prevents oxidation for a longer-lasting results.
FOR BETTER RESULTS ALWAYS PAIR MOISTURISER WITH SERUM
HOW SHOULD YOU APPLY YOUR SERUM AND MOISTURISER?
Cleanse and tone your face beforehand.
Before using a moisturiser, apply serum evenly onto the whole face and neck. Gently press on with your fingertips and let your skin absorb all the serum.
Apply another layer of serum over areas with dark spots or acne scars. In small circular motions, massage the serum on the affected areas.
Now apply your moisturiser evenly over the whole face and neck. Massage thoroughly into the skin.