What Does Your Skin Need? A Face Oil or a Face Serum or Both?

What Does Your Skin Need? A Face Oil or a Face Serum or Both?

When you understand how skincare routine works, it gives you the ability to make better choices at investing in what’s good for your skin and what’s needed. Selecting products for your skin type and condition and getting the most out of those products is extremely important. Hence, we’re going to talk about face oils and face serums to help you understand which one you need and how to use them.

Face Oil vs Serum:

We understand that it can get a tad bit difficult to understand the difference between the two because some oils are now marketed as serums. But, you need to understand the purpose of a face oil, which is to primarily nourish, protect and moisturise your skin. A face serum, on the other hand, targets specific skin concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, dryness, acne, redness and irritation. Also, serums are usually more expensive than oils because they serve a particular purpose.

Serums are concentrated and contain ingredients like antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that affect the functions of your skin. The molecules present in face serums are very small which allows them to get absorbed deeply in your skin for rejuvenation, regeneration, luminosity, balance and lor more benefits. Serums can repair sun damage, treat hyper-pigmentation, exfoliate dead skin cells and speed up cell turnover, calm redness and puffy skin, fight acne and breakouts, brighten, tighten and smoothes skin, reduces the appearance of pores and prevents them from clogging.

Face oils are formulated to protect your skin from weather and temperature changes while retaining moisture, repairing the skin’s barrier, keeping it supple and providing a source of antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamins. As they have an emollient nature and are thicker in consistency, face oils need to be massaged into your skin to help deliver softness and smoothness on your skin. It should be the final step in your skincare routine as they can protect serums from evaporating from your skin.

Now, which product do you actually need or do you need both face serum and face oil?

Most importantly, it depends on your skin type as to whether you need to use both the products or either of the two. If you have a particular skin concern, it is recommended to use both the products on dry, normal and sensitive skin. This will make sure that the face serum can target the skin concern while the face oil can keep your skin hydrated for long. However, some serums contain moisturising ingredients like hyaluronic acid which means you don’t necessarily need face oil. But, if you’re dealing with dry skin, it might be an added advantage to use a serum oil for your face.

You might also know that as you age, the natural oil production starts decreasing, which means your skin will often need a product like face oil that can keep your skin healthy. However, people with oily or combination skin type should be careful while using face oil as it can aggravate acne and breakouts. It is always advised to do a patch test before you start using any face products full-fledged to be sure that nothing causes an allergic reaction on your skin.

We’d recommend you try the Pure Sense Macadamia Reviving Face Serum. This face serum for women is blended with exotic oils that boost collagen and restore youthful radiance. This face serum has a relaxing fragrance that calms your senses. It can also improve skin elasticity while smoothing out your skin. It is recommended for all skin types.