Skin serums

No matter how much make-up you glaze yourself in or the assistance you get from Photoshop, you can’t hide tired, dull and congested skin. It is indisputable that beautiful skin is an important part of the modelling industry – models such as Cara Delevingne and Rosie Huntington-Whitely flaunt their porcelain coverings and dominate the covers and ad campaigns that matter.

Gorgeous skin can be the deciding factor in getting that cover shoot over the next glamorous model.  I’m sure you all know that a good beauty regime consists of a daily cleanser, moisturiser and weekly exfoliant, right? But what about targeting particular skin issues such as pigmentation, acne, fine lines, dryness or sensitivity? Skin serums are the in-thing to treat your skin – and there’s good reason. Serums boost the effectiveness of your exfoliant and moisturiser, as well as targeting specific skin concerns.

Serums are usually oil or water based, and contain vitamins and nutrients that penetrate the deepest layers of your skin. Serums have a higher concentration of active ingredients and to be most effective, should be applied and absorbed prior to applying your moisturiser. They also help in strengthening skin cells. The first time I used a serum, I actually couldn’t believe the amount of comments I got about ‘how fresh my skin looked’.

Speak to your skin care professional to match a serum to your specific skin needs and reap the benefits of healthier, more beautiful skin.

by Elissa Michel