If you’re new to the world of face serums, switching up your skin care routine post-baby is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with the benefits they can bring to your skin. We give the lowdown on the best face serums to help tackle new moms’ skin care concerns. Naturally, if you are breastfeeding, consult your medical provider before starting a new skin care routine.
How Do You Use a Face Serum?
So, what’s all the fuss about serums? Loved by beauty bloggers and skin care experts the world over, face serums have become an integral part of our daily skin care routines. Thinner than a moisturizer but formulated with firming, hydrating or anti-aging ingredients, serums’ lightweight textures makes them perfect for daily use - while being concentrated enough to give serious results. Talk about more bang for your skin care buck! In terms of how to apply a face serum, serums are designed to be worn under your moisturizer, on top of freshly-cleansed skin, with their finer texture helping to lock in their skin care benefits once you’ve applied your daily face moisturizer.
What face serum is right for my skin?
Dr. Erin Gilbert, a consulting Vichy dermatologists says, “choosing the face serum that’s right for you will largely depend on what areas or specific skin care problems you’d like to address. These issues may have become more noticeable following the birth of your baby, with some of the most common problems experienced by new moms including tired or dull-looking skin.”
If your skin’s been looking a little less bright since your bundle of joy came along (perfectly normal, FYI), adding an antioxidant face serum, like Idéalia Radiance Boosting Serum, to your daily skin care routine can help give you a healthy-looking, glowing complexion. If you are targeting the appearance of visible fine lines and wrinkles try to avoid harsh ingredients given skin sensitivity and try an anti-aging serum designed for sensitive skin. Vichy's LiftActiv Serum 10 Supreme is formulated with rhamnose, a natural derivative of birch-tree extract to help reduce 10 signs of aging. It is super lightweight and great for new moms.
Finally, if you experience dry skin be careful not to go over-board with too many products, which may risk irritating your complexion. Instead, focus on reinforcing the surface skin’s moisture barrier, opting for allergy-tested formulations for sensitive skin. Glycerin and vitamin E are ingredients to look for in the formulas of your hydrating products, as well as the intensely moisturizing hyaluronic acid, which can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water - seriously impressive! If you’re experiencing dry skin, add Vichy’s new generation of moisturizer, Minéral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Face Moisturizer, to your routine to make your skin more resistant to visible aging and deliver a boost of hydration for a vibrant, healthy glow.
Vichy is an ideal brand for new moms - clean, safe and effective. The formulas are paraben-free, dermatologist-tested and include Vichy’s Mineralizing Thermal Water. It is the #1 anti-aging brand in European pharmacies with a skin care heritage since 1931 dedicated to skin’s health.