One of the most popular questions I get is: “How do you get your skin so clear and smooth?” To be honest, there are a lot of factors that play into getting clear and smooth skin, but lately I’ve discovered what seems to be my skin’s secret to staying clear, healthy, and hydrated – skin serums! They’re lighter than a moisturizer but, in my opinion, I think they tackle right into the skin a lot faster.
I have been reading in several beauty magazines about the rise in popularity of skin serums and how some were more effective than your average moisturizer. I’m always eager to try new things, so the very first serum I bought for my skin was from Nordic Beauty. I first discovered them on Instagram and decided to try their Healing Face Oil Serum (I’ve previously mentioned this serum before here). It’s organic (a HUGE plus for me!), plus made with sunflower oil, prickly pear seed oil, neroli oil, and even Norwegian cod liver oil. It’s a bit pricey, but I’ve been using my bottle for months and look how much is still left! A little bit goes a super long way.
One of my latest discoveries is Skin, Inc. They are known for their custom serum blends. That’s right – you can create your own custom serum blend that best works for your skin! I first discovered them at Sephora, but they have many more products on their website as well! The very first serum I tried was their Vitamin C serum, since it’s supposed to tackle pores. My pores around my nose and cheek are quite obnoxious so I decided to give this serum a try. After a couple weeks, I noticed a major difference! My pores were not gone completely but they were noticeably much smaller. At that point I was hooked. I then created my own serum of Vitamin C (for pores – also available here), Chlorella (to brighten – also available here), and Hyaluronic Acid (for hydration – also available here). I also use the Vitamin A serum (also available here) around my eyes to reduce dark spots. It’s also super addicting watching the colorful spots in the serums come out of the dropper!
Most recently, I discovered Cover F/X started coming up with skin serums. But these serums are different – they are to be added to your own moisturizer for an extra kick. Just add a couple drops, mix, and apply to your face. I use their Vitamin E + Chamomile Serum (for calming since I do have sensitive skin) occasionally when my skin is feeling a bit irritated, but they also have Vitamin F + Neroli (hydration), Vitamin C + Lemongrass (brightening), and Vitamin A + Jasmine (anti-aging). You can also mix these in with your primers or foundations to get a dewy skin look.
Up next, I cannot wait to try Pestle & Mortar’s Hyaluronic Serum which will be super helpful as the weather turns and my skin becomes more raw from the cold. I’ve been seeing amazing reviews about it and a lot of critics giving it 5 stars so I am anxious to try it.
My turn to ask you: What is your beauty secret? Do you have a secret weapon to keep your skin clear and smooth?