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When Should I Apply Face Serum?

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To maximize the benefits of face serum, you should apply it after toning and before moisturizing. Toner opens your pores to prime your skin for serum, while moisturizer helps to lock in active ingredients and protect your skin.

If your skincare ritual revolves around cleansing, toning, and moisturizing, it's time for an upgrade. Face serum is your secret to a spa-worthy experience—and it's one of the best products to revitalize, rebalance, and rejuvenate your skin.

Ready to transform your skincare routine? Here's everything you need to know about serum and how it can help you treat yourself to a luxurious skincare experience.

What Is Face Serum?

Face serum is the MVP of your skincare routine. It contains highly concentrated nutrients, hydration-boosting ingredients, and antioxidants to enhance your skin health. Most people skip out on using face serums, but they're the powerhouse of your routine.

Unlike your average moisturizing cream or lotion, face serums have a light consistency. And thanks to their gel-like viscosity, they can easily penetrate the surface layers of the skin to address specific skin concerns. Whether you're dealing with fine lines, uneven skin tone, or inflammation, finding the right formulation can solve your skin-related concerns.

What Do You Apply Before Serum?

When it comes to skincare, layering products can make all the difference. The general rule of thumb is to apply them based on their viscosity, so start with the thinnest products and work your way up to the thickest.

Begin by cleansing your face to remove any makeup, dirt, or impurities, and then exfoliate if necessary. It might be tempting to skip washing your face on a busy morning, but cleansing is essential to remove any buildup that could hinder the absorption of your serum.

Next, apply toner across your face, paying particular attention to your cheeks, chin, nose, and neck. Using it helps make your skin more permeable, priming your pores to absorb the active ingredients in your face serum.

How Do You Apply Face Serum?

After cleansing and toning, it's time to apply serum. Less is more when it comes to serums, and most only require a few drops. To start, use a pea-sized amount or 3–4 drops of serum to lightly coat your face and neck.

Instead of slathering on your serum, use your fingertips to gently glide the serum across your face and neck. To amplify your skincare benefits, use a gemstone roller to push the serum outwards and upwards until it's evenly distributed.

What Do You Apply After Serum?

After applying serum, wait 30-90 seconds and then use your favorite moisturizer. Even if your serum has hydrating ingredients, you’ll likely still want to use your daily moisturizer or nightly face cream.

Moisturizer should be the final step in your skincare routine, helping to lock in active ingredients for the day ahead (or overnight). It also creates an extra layer of moisture—which promotes  a radiant glow and locks in all of the benefits of the serum.

Unlock the Benefits of Face Serum

At KNESKO, our holistic face serums revitalize your skin with clinically proven ingredients. Charged with healing Reiki Energy, they also rejuvenate your spirit and promote the ultimate form of self-love. Upgrade your skincare routine and nourish your skin with KNESKO.

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