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The Ageless System – 4 Core Skincare Principles You Need Right Now

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The Ageless System – 4 Core Skincare Principles You Need Right Now

You’ve heard it said that in order to achieve glowing, healthy skin, you need to follow the skincare principles of a strict skincare routine, and that’s largely true.

However, many women simply go online, read some generic guide for the ideal beauty regimen, and then apply that to their lives.

The truth is, things are a little bit trickier.

Everyone is different, and what works well for my skin might not work well for yours, and vice versa.

Similarly, a product that someone in some magazine recommends might have the desired effect on your complexion.

But then again, it might not.

This is why, in this article, we’ll be talking about some core skincare principles you should be applying to your routine.

The Correct, Repair, Rejuvenate and Preserve Routine

Taking our cue from the Julie Lindh “Ageless Beauty System”, today we’ll examine some major goals that shouldn’t be missing from your beauty regimen.

You see, it’s not enough to just pile on a certain cream. You need to also understand why you’re doing it, and what that cream is supposed to achieve for you.

This is where the Correct, Repair, Rejuvenate and Preserve core principles come into play.

The “Ageless Beauty System” is composed of a complex collection of products for all skin types, each ensuring one of these principles.

Rather than following one (say, “Repair” alone) as other beauty product collections do, the Julie Lindh system combines the four with the hopes of designing a foolproof beauty routine.

Rather than designing one specific line for each problem, it offers multiple options for each core principle, and then puts them all into the same concentrated beauty routine.

 

1. Correct

As the name suggests, the Correct aspect of the Julia Lindh skincare routine actively targets various skin issues, such as acne, redness, discoloration, fine lines, or large pores.

A lot of people with one or more of these issues make the mistake of trying to follow a regular skincare routine.

And then they’re surprised to see it doesn’t yield the desired results.

But obviously, that is because they are not using products that are actually designed for their specific problem.

It stands to reason that you’d first want a step that tries to correct the issue at hand. Otherwise, your beauty treatments are just skirting around the problem, without ever addressing it directly.

Take, for example, the Daily Face Wash from the “Ageless Beauty System”, formulated with natural ingredients, such as rosehip oil, that are helpful for a wide array of skin ailments.

A good source of Vitamin E, rosehip oil acts as a natural moisturizer (1), which helps combat everything from wrinkles to dry skin.

It’s also a potent source of Vitamins A and C, whose antioxidant and revitalizing properties (2) kill the acne-causing bacteria and regenerate dull, lackluster, or aged skin.

Alternatively, you might opt for the Micellar Superfruit Cleansing Water for your “Correct” phase.

Providing a gentle cleanse, it takes off the grime and make-up leftover from during the day.

It’s also a great option for those with acne-prone skin, for whom other types of face wash might be too harsh.

If you really want to “go to town” on your skin, and tackle whatever skin issue has been bothering you, you may also want to supplement with another “Correct” product, like the Lactic GLOW Peel Pads.

Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that acts as a gentle, but effective exfoliator.

It can be particularly useful for those dealing with dry, blemished, or even aged skin since it promotes a more rapid cell turnover (3).

That means, it brings out new, healthy skin cells, while helping you shed the old ones.

Speaking of AHAs, another potent “Correct” exfoliator to try is the Retinol Resurfacing Treatment, which combines lactic acid with retinol, a vitamin A derivative that can also promote healthy skin (4) to grow faster.

This is why retinoids are often used in anti-aging treatments – they promote a rapid cell turnover, and boost collagen production (making skin soft and more elastic).

It’s also often recommended for those struggling with acne-prone skin since the Retinol gently kills bacteria.

Lastly, in the “Correct” phase, we have the Blemish Spot Treatment.

Now, as the name suggests, this one is targeted at people struggling with acne blemishes.

It also uses an AHA (this time, glycolic acid instead of lactic), as well as a more thoroughly exfoliating BHA (salicylic acid) to dry out the pimples and bring out clear, radiant skin.

Ideally, you’ll want to combine one of the washes with one of these three exfoliating products, of course, opting for the one most appropriate for your skin complaints.

See, while we aren’t talking in terms of steps, we’ve already covered the two basics in every skincare routine: cleansing and exfoliating.

2. Repair

The “Repair” phase of the process is similar to the “Correct” one. It also deals with fixing skin damage.

However, the major difference here is that, while “Correct” targets active problems, the “Repair” phase is designed to mop up damage from erstwhile skin ailments.

For example, if you suffered from acne as a youth, but now no longer do, you may still have some lingering damage (redness, marks, scars, etc.).

In “Repair”, you focus on correcting the issues that aren’t caused by active skin concern.

You can think of this as the first step towards creating healthy skin, in the long term.

Remember, in your skincare journey, you’re not just looking to fix a temporary problem, even though that may seem more pressing at the time.

No. here, you’re looking to create a healthy environment and care routine in which your skin can thrive for a long time to come.

This includes moisturizing the skin, but even more importantly, supporting your own body’s cells.

For this, the “Ageless Beauty System” offers the Stem Cell Face Serum, which is apparently recommended for all types of skin.

 And why shouldn’t it be?

As the name already tells us, the Stem Cell Face Serum uses actual stem cells which, when applied to the skin, stimulate the production of your very own stem cells.

These, in turn, have a potent anti-aging effect (5), promoting the production of collagen, giving you firmer, more elastic skin.

The serum combines the power of stem cells with hyaluronic acid, believed by many to be one of the golden elements of skincare.

The main reason why hyaluronic acid is so popular is that it doesn’t just moisturize the skin the way a regular moisturizer would.

Hyaluronic acid helps bind moisture particles (6) to your skin, and so gives you inherently well-moisturized skin.

By bringing forth new, healthy skin cells, the Serum also appears to have a brightening effect on the complexion (which is actually just the shedding of old cells and replacing them with new).

Second, in the “Repair” phase, we have the Dark Circle Corrector.

Now, dark under-eye circles are an incredibly common issue that is usually caused by fatigue but can also be compounded by problems with genetics, blood circulation, and others.

In any case, dark circles under the eyes aren’t caused for concern, mostly, since they’re not related to any serious health issue.

However, they can seriously impact our appearance, and implicitly, our self-confidence.

By combining various potent natural ingredients, such as Centella Asiatica and Arnica, the Dark Circle Corrector lightens the skin under the eyes (and can also be used for hyperpigmentation).

In time, the Corrector can even out the tone of your skin and give you a boost in self-confidence.

All in all, the “Repair” phase is necessary for clearing up old damage and paving the way for new, healthy development.

Also: Use These 9 Essential Oils to Give Yourself a Calming Facial Massage – Perfect Me-Time

3. Rejuvenate

Next, in our quest for glowing skin, we can finally begin crafting that new, healthy visage we’ve been talking about.

In the previous steps, we’ve addressed the most common skin issues, past or present, and now that those are taken care of, we can finally begin focusing on rejuvenation.

Some women make the mistake of assuming that rejuvenation is important only for more mature skin.

After all, the name itself implies that you’re bringing back a youthful allure, which as a young woman, you assume you already have.

But that is simply not the case. The truth is, all women, regardless of age, need to invest in some good rejuvenating products, because it’s not so much about the age itself, as it is about the process of skin aging.

You can suffer from dull, dry, or lackluster skin just as easily at 20, as you could at 50.

So of course, the Julie Lindh collection focuses quite heavily on this aspect of beauty skin care as well.

The Rejuvenate part of the collection targets skin that is aging prematurely, as well as combating free radical damage, and other common concerns.

 

For this, they’ve created the Potent Peptide Serum, which specifically targets skin that’s failing to produce enough collagen.

Peptides are essentially tiny particles that make up the collagen your skin is lacking, and by getting inside your skin, this serum re-creates that layer of elasticity that’s missing. A peptide concoction will, in time, give you plumper and softer skin.

Alternatively, you can opt for their Youth Renewal Eye Serum, or of course, use the two in tandem.

Much like the Dark Circle Corrector from earlier, this one targets the eye area specifically.

This eye serum uses a potent concoction of ingredients that target under-eye darkness, but also focus on firming up the skin, in general.

As pretty much every woman knows, the skin around the eyes is much more thin and sensitive than in other parts of the body.

It also has to put up with fairly more manhandling, which with many women frequently using makeup on their eyes.

That, combined with constant wear and tear from everyday expressions and microexpressions, the skin around the eyes can wrinkle and become damaged a lot quicker.

This is why you need a product catering specifically to that part of the body.

Lastly, the Julie Lindh collection for ageless beauty also offers a Volume Lift Face Serum, which, as its name suggests, targets skin that is sagging and losing its firmness.

Like the previous products we looked at, this one is a great idea for all ages and types of skin, but probably most effective in treating aging skin.

Clients compare its effects with those of professional skin filler, meaning it gave them firmer, smoother skin, thus rejuvenating their appearance.

Related: Dull, Dry, or Acne-Prone Skin? These Natural Remedies Will Help Repair Your Skin

4. Preserve

The last step in our care regimen, of course, is that of Preserving what we already have.

Our face is beautiful by nature, and skin, in itself, is miraculous. And even when our skin has started disappointing us a little bit, small care efforts, such as the ones outlined above can really make a difference and give us something worth preserving.

We’ve dealt in previous steps with treating the signs of skin ailments both past and present, as well as kickstarting some new healthy routines.

Now, it’s time to focus on preserving all the good things we’ve created, and we can only do that by taking preservation steps every day.

Similar to the serum we talked of earlier, the Daily Dose Creme is formulated using a careful blend of peptides that nourish and maintain the appearance of your skin.

The Creme is great to add to your skincare routine as you work your way to your ideal visage, but also to maintain that once it’s achieved.

In fact, it would be smart to stick to whatever routine you’ve created for yourself because that’s the only way you will see a lasting improvement in how your skin looks.

And, that’s it!

Well, yes and no.

You’ll also want to focus on additional steps for your skin, such as SPF or masks (of which the Ageless Beauty System has plenty).

But on an everyday basis, these are the four pillars you want to stick to for a glowing, healthy appearance.

You’ll want to mix and match the Julie Lindh products to suit your own personal necessities, of course, but hopefully, this article has given you a good intro to what each of them does.

Also read: How to Choose the Right Facial Serum Based on Your Skin Type

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5 Skin Benefits of Using These Beauty Devices in Your Skincare Routine – Julie’s Lindh Beauty Wands

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Beauty Devices in Your Skincare Routine – Julie’s Lindh Beauty Wands

Beauty is, as they say, in the eye of the beholder.

All women are beautiful, yet it’s natural that, as we age, we begin to perceive ourselves as such less and less.

Every morning, we look in the mirror and become despondent at the sight of wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, and saggy skin. But rather than losing hope, what we ought to do in such moments is figure out a solution.

Nowadays, there are numerous excellent skincare and beauty devices that can perk up the skin, and get you looking your best.

So why not try one?

In this article, we’ll be looking through the Julie Lindh Ageless System Beauty collection of skincare devices, and how they might be incorporated into your skincare routine.

The collection involves three different devices: the Skin Magic Pen with Sonic and LED lights and the two Beauty Wands.

Rather than addressing each product, we’ll be looking at their benefits as a whole, and hopefully helping you decide which one’s ideal for you.

1. Rebuilding collagen

Collagen is something that our body naturally produces on its own, and it is responsible (together with elastin) for keeping our skin bouncy and tight.

It is one of the main proteins inside our body, and also a large component of skin and hair.

However, its production rate naturally decreases as we age, causing our skin to sag and wrinkles to form. This is why, past a certain age, you want to boost the production of collagen by using such devices as the SkinMagic Pen.

Targeting the lip and eye areas, in particular, the Pen accelerates collagen production, thus minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines (1).

As you probably know by now, it’s common to get more wrinkles around these areas, since the skin is thinner, and the muscles more heavily used than in other areas of the face.

Julie's Lindh Beauty Wands

2. Stimulating the blood flow

Nobody wants poor circulation, since that is associated with lots of health problems, in general. But did you know that poor blood flow also accounts for skin ailments, such as excessive dryness and dull, saggy skin?

The way that works is poor blood flow forces the production of new, “glowing”, healthy skin cells to slow down.

It also prevents a healthy skin cell turnover, which causes the skin to appear dull and lackluster (since it’s clogged by dead skin cells). This also leads to dryness of the skin, since the dead cells are not able to absorb moisture properly.

This is what Julie’s Lindh Beauty Wands aim to avoid.

The Beauty Wand 1.0 uses four little rollers that gently massage the skin of the face, thus discreetly stimulating blood flow (2).

Julie's Lindh Beauty Wands

The Beauty Wand 2.0 goes one step further. While still incorporating four massaging rollers, these are also dotted by tiny spikes, thus also mimicking a micro-needling effect.

Microneedling is the practice of using tiny needles to puncture the skin and give your body the impression of an active wound.

In order to repair said wound, the body will flow more blood to the area, and flood it with collagen, to recreate the skin that’s been damaged.

This is a popular beauty practice, as it can improve the appearance of wrinkles, acne, and scarring (3).

Julie's Lindh Beauty Wands

3. Helps product absorption

It’s all good and well to use the right skincare products, and often, these can indeed make an impressive difference in the appearance of your skin.

However, you first need to ensure that the product is being absorbed into your skin, and not just sitting on top of it.

What can cause it to not get absorbed properly? Dead skin cells, usually.

This is where the LED light from the Skin Magic Pen can really help a lot.

The red LED light targets the outermost layer of skin, also known as the epidermis, and practically forces the pores to open, in order to absorb the light itself.

This also creates a smoother channel for skincare products to penetrate the skin and work their magic as they should.

4. Stimulates lymphatic drainage

The lymphatic drainage is a big component of your immune system, and as with any other part of your body, you want it to be in proper working order, to enjoy a healthy existence.

While the evidence for its aesthetic benefits is somewhat lacking, some studies have found (4) that lymphatic drainage can lead to a smoother appearance.

How does that happen?

Whenever the lymphatic fluid begins to accumulate in one part of the body, you begin to experience swelling and puffiness, including in the facial area.

While the study targeted the thighs, it brought forth evidence that stimulating the lymphatic system can reduce swelling, which also applies to the face.

Both the SkinMagic Pen and the BeautyWand 2.0 boast an ability to stimulate the lymphatic system which may, in time, give you tighter skin and reduce puffiness in the neck and face area.

5. Tightens the muscles

Just like any other part of the body, the facial muscles begin to loosen up and sag the more they remain “dormant”.

This promotes sagginess and fat accumulation which, of course, isn’t something anyone wishes for. So you need to come at the problem as you would any other muscle – you need to start stimulating it.

And while we also recommend incorporating some facial exercises and stretches to help with that, facial massage can also be a great way to get there.

  • The SkinMagic Pen uses blue LED light to give your muscles a relaxing, yet stimulating massage. As in the earlier point, this stimulates the blood flow and helps keep the muscles (and implicitly the skin) taut.
  • The Beauty Wand 1.0 also stimulates the facial muscles through a similar technique, so really, the difference in this case between the two devices is that one targets the eye/lip areas, whereas the other is more general.
  • Lastly, the Beauty Wand 2.0 uses a micro-current that vibrates into the muscles and has a powerful toning effect, thus leading to tighter, more lifted cheeks and jawline.

Take outs

The benefits of these beauty skincare devices go on and on and on.

Which one you choose depends heavily on what precise effects you’re looking for. But if you want our advice, investing in an at-home beauty device, such as these ones from Julie Lindh, while pricy at first, will turn out to be a hugely smart investment in the long run!

 

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5 Essentials Midlife Neck And Décolleté Skincare Routine

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Neck And Décolleté Skincare Routine
Your Midlife Neck and Decollete Skincare Routine

 

Most women out there understand the importance of developing and sticking to the right skincare routine.

This is important throughout your life, but it becomes even more so as you get older, and your skin begins feeling the passage of time.

And while most women in their 40s and 50s probably already have favored face and body creams, few bother with their neck and decollete.

Why do the neck and decollete skincare areas matter?

It’s quite common to assume you can just smear any old lotion on your chest and neck – it’s just skin, right?

Well, that’s where most of us make mistakes.

While the neck and the decollete area are, indeed, made up of skin, like the rest of the body, it’s much more sensitive than the rest.

Often, your regular body moisturizer is simply too heavy and clogging for your decollete, and fails to achieve the desired effect.

Understanding this, some women ditch that and begin using their face cream on the chest area, as well.

What you do, really, is up to you.

But for now, let us run you through the perfect care routine for your chest and neck.

What type of products should you use on this skin area?

As we just mentioned, you might be tempted to use your everyday body products on the neck, chest, and shoulders, but honestly, you shouldn’t.

Your skin in this area is a lot thinner than in other parts of the body, so it risks getting clogged by improper, heavy creams and products.

So really, you have two options here: you either use the products you’re already using on your face, or you invest in dedicated products.

The reason why facial products work better in this area is that they’re designed for thinner, more sensitive skin.

They can be more easily absorbed, and are more gentle on the skin while cleansing and hydrating.

Similarly, you can choose between using commercial products, or if you’d rather opt for a more natural alternative.

For example, a lot of women going through this stage in their life turn to essential oils, such as jojoba oil, known for its moisturizing properties (1).

Lemon oil, on the other hand, may help lighten (2) hyperpigmentation and reduce wrinkles in your decollete area.

Whichever way you go, here are the steps we urge you to follow in caring for your neck, decollete, and shoulder area.

What should your neck and decollete skin care routine look like?

So, caring for your skin is all good and fun, but it’s also important to do things in the proper order, to maximize their effects.

For example, you wouldn’t put on moisturizer before cleansing your skin, would you?

Step 1. Cleanse

How thoroughly you cleanse will depend on what you’ve applied to that portion of skin.

Are you wearing any type of make-up?

Then you’ll probably want to use your make-up remover on the neck/decollete area, as well, to remove any traces of the stuff.

Left on the skin too long, make-up can seriously clog the pores, lead to breakouts and other unfortunate skin issues.

If you don’t need to remove any make-up, we still recommend using a gentle cleanser.

Also, try to avoid harsh scrubbing motions, as the skin in this area is delicate, and tears easily.

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Step 2. Exfoliate

While hard scrubbing isn’t usually indicated, that doesn’t mean you just want to leave dead skin cells to sit atop your decolletage.

Exfoliation has a myriad of benefits, at any age, and is an important part of your weekly skincare regimen.

Careful, the reason we say weakly instead of daily is that too much exfoliation has never helped anyone.

So try to exfoliate the skin of the decolletage once or twice a week, to get rid of dead skin cells and stimulate the blood flow and collagen production (3).

By getting your skin to produce more collagen, and the blood to flow, you’re inviting the production of new, healthy, and more elastic skin cells.

More collagen implies a better-looking decollete, so don’t forget to exfoliate!

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Step 3. Consider retinoids

Retinoids are a big favorite in the anti-aging skincare game.

Why? Retinoids are derived from the naturally-occurring Vitamin A, which also has the excellent benefits(4) of boosting collagen production.

What this means for your decolletage is that in time, retinoids may improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The neck and chest area is among the most prone to wrinkles, age, and sun damage, which is why topical retinoids may prove particularly beneficial for it.

However, retinoids can be quite aggressive, which is why we think it’s a smart idea to always consult a dermatologist before adding them to your skincare routine!

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Step 4. Moisturize

You should never skip out on this step, and particularly not during this stage of your life.

Why? Well, as time progresses, your body’s production of collagen (again) and elastin decreases.

This, in turn, makes skin looser and dryer, which in turn leads to more wrinkles and that unsightly, crepey look.

This is why you need to look for a good, potent moisturizer and use it religiously in your routine.

Our suggestion would be to look for the right products, such as hyaluronic acid, which binds moisture to the skin (5) and helps with the natural skin barrier in the long term.

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Step 5. Protect

Lastly, one major element that contributes to skin aging is, of course, sun exposure.

It can cause spots, wrinkles, and infinitely more serious skin melanomas, so you want to lather on some sun protection before you go out.

What sort of SPF you opt for is, again, up to you, but remember that a lot of the sun’s rays hit you right on the chest, so protecting this part of the body is just as important as protecting your face.

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All these care steps for your decolletage may seem complicated and time-consuming at first, but fear not – before you know it, you’ll just be doing them as part of your regular skincare routine!

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How to Choose the Right Facial Serum Based on Your Skin Type

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Right Facial Serum Based on Your Skin Type

Serums didn’t exist in our mothers’ time, but they are no mystery anymore. They are generally more active than moisturizers and are specially designed to treat and repair the skin.

An effective serum will contain the highest level of active ingredients possible, clearly matched to the problem they are trying to address.

They should not be overloaded with additional ingredients, like sunscreens, that could compromise their performance.

One of the benefits of serums is that they are lighter in texture and are absorbed almost instantly into the skin, making them extremely popular especially in hot climates.

While a heavy cream can leave the skin feeling greasy and weighty, serums make the skin soft and smooth instantly.

Coming from organic sources, many of these oils are not only healthy, but non-comedogenic, meaning you don’t need to worry about them clogging the pores, and creating more mess.

Still, it can be difficult to know which is the right facial serum based on your skin type.

For example, you’ll hear a lot of people praising coconut oil for its many health benefits – but how do you know if it’s the right oil for someone like you?

You don’t – but that’s why we’ve written this article. Ideally, the lines below will help you identify the right plant-based oil for your skin type.

So without further ado, let’s get to it.

We’ll talk about how to figure out your skin type, first, and then we’ll move to the oils themselves.

What’s your skin type?

Oily, combination, dry – what if you’re all three?

While that’s not normally the case, it can still seem like a job and a half figuring out what your skin type is.

Quite often, women end up causing more damage to their skin because they’re using improper products.

For example, if you have oily skin, but use products formulated for normal skin, you can end up doing more harm than good.

So knowing your type is vital in choosing the right skincare products.

Oily skin

As its name suggests, oily skin tends to produce a lot of oil.

If you’re always cringing because of that greasy look your face has, then it’s probably oily skin.

If you require blotting paper or a lot of powder, or if your skin always seems to have that greasy glow to it, then your type is probably oily.

Oily types also have a predisposition to acne, so if you’re constantly bursting pimples (which, by the way, you shouldn’t be doing this), then again, you’re probably dealing with oily skin.

Dry skin

Alternatively, you could be faced (excuse the pun) with excessively dry skin.

Ironically, this problem is caused by a lack of oil in the skin, which makes it appear permanently dried out, sensitive and flaky.

While dry skin is pretty easy to spot, make sure you don’t get it confused with dehydration.

Dry skin is generally a chronic issue that you will manage, but not eliminate, whereas dehydration is usually a temporary problem.

Combination skin

The trickiest one yet!

People with combination skin can never tell their skin type because they’re usually working with patches.

Usually, their T-zone (nose and forehead) and chin tend to be on the oily side, while the upper forehead and cheeks can be unusually dry.

Ergo combination skin. Of course, this is a particular joy to have because you will actually need two sets of products, for either half of the face!

Normal skin

Usually, normal skin doesn’t struggle with acne breakouts or excessively oily or dry patches. It’s not overly sensitive and usually reacts well to most beauty products.

Lucky, eh?

Acne-prone skin

While most people with acne tend to also be an oily skin type, you might have an acne tendency and still have dry skin.

So in the guide below, we’ll look at how to deal with acne both from the point of view of oily skin types and dry types!

Sensitive skin

Last but not least, sensitive skin is different from dry and acne-prone.

It usually flushes easily and can be easily irritated by skincare products or environmental factors.

Bonus – Mature skin

Okay, all of the above types age pretty much the same.

Wrinkles, fine lines, dehydration, sagginess… you know the drill. But if you’re dealing with mature skin, your entire skincare routine is thrown on its head.

So in this article, we’ll be looking at mature skin as an honorary skin “type”.

So, what’s the right facial serum based on your skin type?

Now that you have a fair idea of how you can identify your particular skin type, let’s take a closer look at what plant-based oils you should incorporate in your skincare routine and why!

Always check the labels as many poor-quality serums contain large amounts of silicone, a relatively cheap ingredient that lends a silky texture but has no added benefits.

Most serums fall into two types – those packed with antioxidants to protect the skin during the day and those designed to repair the skin overnight.

It is worth investing in both!

Oily skin

Again, oily skin is more often than not accompanied by breakouts, which are fun in their own right.

The first thing you want to do is stop the excess oil from being produced. However, this is easier said than done, since it’s all too easy to slip into the other extreme – excess drying your skin.

So you want to look for oily skincare products that gently dry, without being too harsh.

As it happens, these are also very good for acne-prone oily skin, because they also dry off the pimples. And by stopping excess oil from being produced, they also prevent it from clogging the pores… which is how you get acne in the first place.

The Balance Restoring Serum from Aarvani would be ideal, in this case, as it incorporates both tea tree oil and witch hazel, but also chamomile and cucumber extract.

Tea tree oil is great for oily skin because it’s powerfully drying but also recommended for acne-prone skin (1), because of its proven wound-healing effect (2).

Similarly, witch hazel is used to treat acne because it contains tannins, which have a potent antioxidant effect (3).

Interestingly enough, the chamomile and cucumber work together to soothe, hydrate, and rejuvenate your harried skin (4).

How to Choose the Right Facial Serum Based on Your Skin Type

Oily skin might also benefit from a more complex skincare regimen, such as a drying serum (with ingredients like Retinol) in the morning, combined with a gentle hydrator in the evenings.

If you’re looking to design your own skincare regimen, we suggest always sticking to multiple products from the same brand.

For example, the Aillea facial serum collection can be an ideal starting place to build your new routine!

Right Facial Serum Based on Your Skin Type

Yet another option you can try is the Reboot Serum from AVegan Beauty.

Formulated with salicylic acid, it acts as a mild exfoliator, helping you shed the dead skin cells (harder for people with oily skin).

Not only that, but it also promotes regeneration and a more even and replenished (5) skin tone, with the help of natural ingredients, such as Aloe Vera Extract.

Dry skin

It’s tempting to try and blast dry skin with heavy oil, but that may do more harm than good.

The truth is, with dry skin, you want a gentle moisturizer, so it might be best to avoid overly thick oils and ingredients.

For this, the Illuminating Brightening Oil Serum from Skin and Senses is particularly appropriate.

Why? It’s formulated with avocado oil (which stimulates collagen synthesis (6) and rejuvenates skin) and jojoba oil (a powerful humectant (7) that moisturizes dry skin).

Right Facial Serum Based on Your Skin Type

To build your own skincare routine for dry types, we suggest looking through various collections, such as the Skin Beautiful Organics collection, with its various hydrating facial serums.

These can often work great and even boost each other’s potency when combined, so really, the trick is figuring out what works best for you!

We’d also recommend searching for such a combination of products if you have dry skin but are dealing with acne.

Remember that, in that case, you’ll be wanting a product that is hydrating, but also stimulates skin cell regeneration, because honestly, that’s one of the best things you can do for your dry, acne-prone skin.

It can be a tad tricky figuring out a serum that is hydrating, but not clogging, but with enough time and patience, you can surely do it.

Sometimes, an anti-aging product can also work really well, because a lot of common aging problems like wrinkles are actually caused by drying skin.

So a product like the Dr. AV Day Serum might also work really well in treating dry skin types.

For one thing, the serum is formulated with sea buckthorn, which is an amazing source of nutrients (8) that can replenish dried-out skin.

It’s also useful for preventing excessive dryness (9) and boosting elasticity.

Again, this is something that people dealing with mature skin are in dire need of, but also if you’re struggling with dry skin, so feel free to give such products a try!

Combination skin

For combination skin, as we were just saying, things can be a little bit trickier.

Why? Because generally, the products that work really well for your oily patches can end up being too drying for your dry patches, and vice-versa.

It is more difficult caring for this type of skin, but with a bit of effort, you can look and feel your best.

For people with combination skin, we would recommend taking a careful look at the products described above for the two skin types involved, and carefully selecting the ones that seem to suit you best.

Try to steer clear of harsh ingredients that may irritate one condition or the other, and also steer clear from heavy oils.

As we’ve seen, those are not really helpful for dry skin and may end up clogging your oily skin even more.

A great oil, if your skin it’s divided into patches, might be the Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil.

This inexpensive serum offers a special hydrating oil, as well as one that targets acne and excessive oiliness.

Sensitive skin

With sensitive skin, you’re looking at a lot of trial and error. You will need a product that is free of fragrance, phthalates, parabens, and pretty much any other chemical that might cause irritation. But then again, most of these chemicals are unhealthy for your skin to begin with, so really, you’re doing yourself a favor.

Because of how versatile sensitive skin is, it’s hard for us to recommend any product, but if we had to go with just one, we would opt for the V-Nutrient Serum by Julie Lindh.

This is a veritable powerhouse of natural ingredients, such as lavender oil (known for its ability to soothe irritated skin( (10) and vitamin E (a potent hydrator and source of natural antioxidants (11).

How to Choose the Right Facial Serum Based on Your Skin Type

Alternatively, you can try multiple serums (such as the excellent ones from the Amrita facial serum collection) until you find the one that works best on your particular type of skin!

Normal skin

Normal skin, luckily, can use a wide variety of products without kicking up too much fuss.

As the proud owner of normal skin, you’ll be able to browse any collection, such as the ECO Modern Essentials collection, and pick the serum that sounds the nicest to you.

Usually, someone with normal skin has the luxury of targeting one problem if they so wish (such as improved hydration, for example) or just choosing a maintenance serum.

If any of the above products sound appealing to you, then feel free to try them, as none of them contains anything to directly harm normal skin.

Mature kin

As for mature skin, you are again looking for something that will hydrate and stimulate skin cell turnover.

The faster your skin is able to produce new, healthy cells, the better it will look.

The Advanced Correcting Serum by Visha Skincare does this by throwing important ingredients such as Retinol (a Vitamin A derivative that stimulates collagen production (12)) and the aforementioned Vitamin E into the mix.

These help your skin regenerate, while also maintaining it hydrated, which is exactly what your mature skin needs.

How to Choose the Right Facial Serum Based on Your Skin Type

Alternatively, the Illuminating Perfecting Serum by Alteya Organics also uses the power of vitamin E, this time in the form of Pistachia Tree Oil, to rejuvenate your skin.

It also banks on hyaluronic acid, which is great for hydration because it literally binds moisture particles to your skin.

Lastly, the Facial Oil by IsaLazo also uses Vitamins A and E to help treat mature skin but also throws omega 6 into the mix.

This, in turn, feeds your skin the essential fatty acids it’s been craving, thus resulting in smoother, more youthful skin (13).

Bottom line

Unfortunately, in skin care, there is no one size fits all.

You will have to do your own trial and error before you can settle on one perfect facial serum. But hopefully, with this article, your job has been made just a little bit easier!

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