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Why You Should Be Using Different Serums During The Day And Night

One of the most important steps in your skincare routine is going to be serums. With highly concentrated active ingredients, they are key players in protecting, nourishing, and repairing the skin. Serums are an excellent way of getting these concentrated antioxidants without leaving the skin feeling greasy.

That said one of the key things to be aware of is when you should be using each one.


Your skin absorbs product differently during the day vs night, and in order to allow for the best efficacy, applying them at the right time is important.


Daytime Serums

The serums used during the day should be hydrating and provide protection from daily environmental factors, such as sun, dirt and pollution. These serums are going to leave a weightless and traceless finish.


During the day your skin is exposed to a vast number of contaminants from simple activities such as talking on your cell phone, makeup, bacteria, and airborne pollutants. These serums are going to create a base layer on the skin to protect against this.


The main serums we are going to use during the day are:


Vitamin C-


Vitamin C serums are firming, brightening, tightening and provide a variety of benefits for the skin. They blunt the skin inflammatory response, neutralize the damaging UV rays, and protect against environmental pollutants. While protecting the skin, they are going to actively lighten any hyperpigmentation, help even skin tone, and take out enlarged pores. This powerful antioxidant is necessary is expediting cell turnover and healing damage and scarring.


These serums tend to be very light and practically weightless on the skin.




Hyaluronic Acid-


Hyaluronic acid has had an up in popularity in recent years, as people are discovering its moisturizing benefits. This molecule holds 1000x its weight in water, making it an ideal choice for fighting daytime dryness. This will help keep the skin moisturized and hydrated throughout the day. When choosing a hyaluronic serum, make sure it contains some kind of fatty acid, this will prevent the serum from evaporating in dry heat.


Nighttime Serums


The serums used at night are going to be your treatment serums. While you sleep it is your body’s time to repair itself, and the same goes for your skin. We want to address pressing skin issues before the regenerative process of sleep begins. As you sleep your skin is not exposed to environmental stressors, and has nothing to worry about beyond its natural oil secretion.


Night is the time to combat the effects of daily pollution, and address more specific skin concerns. This is where our targeted anti-aging, acne and retinol serums, respectively, would be used. These serums are going to be filled with peptides, growth factors, and other biologically active ingredients.

Some examples of nighttime serums include:



Vitamin A/ Retinol-

This should be your go to nighttime serum. With powerful exfoliants, these serums decrease visible signs of aging, reduce fine lines, wrinkles, acne, evens skin tone and texture, tightens pores, while stimulating collagen production and blood flow. This acid is key in reversing sun damage and visible aging.


It is extremely important to remember not to use this product in the daytime due to the fact it causes photosensitivity. This means you can seriously harm your skin if not used properly.



Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids (AHA and BHA)-

AHA and BHA serums are going to be ideal for acne, dryness, and wrinkles. Some examples of these include glycolic acid, lactic acid, mandelic acid, and salicylic acid. These naturally derived acids help fight skin concerns beneath the surface of the skin, creating significant overnight reparations.



Using these serums at night is of utmost importance to prevent burns, peeling, and possible hypo-pigmentation. If used in the sun they may have the opposite effect that is intended.








Now that you know the proper way to use these concentrated actives, it is time to create a skin routine curated to your needs. With the help of these serums you can be sure to uncover beautiful skin, and you'll never be able to turn back. Need help creating an ideal skin routine? Go ahead and book now and we can help you create a gorgeous future for your skin.

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