Why Use a Face Serum?

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Looking to get more profound results from your skin care regimen? Maybe you have issues with fine lines, uneven skin tone, or periodic breakouts. If your usual routine of cleansing and moisturizing just isn’t cutting it, it may be time to introduce a face serum. Here is a quick look at why face serum can be good for your skin.

What is serum for skin?

Serums serve up high concentrations of certain active ingredients for the benefit of your skin. Serums can contain a list of different concentrated ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, or even cannabidiol (CBD), which is the case with EMTs CBD Face Serum.

In general terms, facial serums are thinner than moisturizers, usually in the form of a clear gel, a light oil, or simply a smooth fluid. All serums will have specific ingredients added to the carrier ingredients so it’s easy to spread the formula over your skin. For example, our CBD serum is made with non-comedogenic oils like organic jojoba and sunflower oils.

What does serum do for your face?

There are so many different facial serums out there to choose from, each with its own beneficial ingredients. A serum can be a beneficial addition to your everyday skincare routine. First, you cleanse to remove impurities, then you have the perfect opportunity to give your skin that pop of extra nutrients. A concentrated serum does just that by delivering a solution that absorbs into the skin quickly. CBD can also be absorbed by the skin.

Face Serum Benefits

Here is a quick look at some of the ingredients found in face serums and their touted benefits:

1) Fast absorbing, non-greasy & long lasting
2) perfect for all skin types
3) regulates sebum production (controls oil) to help prevent acne
4) anti-inflammatory (calms skin irritation)
5) hypoallergenic
6) antibacterial
Sunflower Oil
1) emollient (helps skin retain moisture)
2) softens skin
3) helps unclog pores (and thereby reduces the appearance of pores)
4) high in vitamin E plus A, D, C & K to prevent premature aging
5) evens skintone
Apricot Kernel Oil
1) boosts circulation in skin (gives the face a natural glow)
2) protects the skin from harmful uv rays
3) rich in vitamins A & E
4) ehelps relieve and prevent acne
5) great alternative to sweet almond oil for those with nut allergies
Rosehip Seed Oil
1) anti-aging (rich in vitamin C)
2) brightens & evens skin tone
3) calms inflammation (great for roseca, eczema and other inflammatory skin issues)
4) high in essential fatty acids to soften and smooth skin = helps restore elasticity and accelerates skin regeneration
5) minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
Argan Oil
1) improves skin permeability (helps other ingredients penetrate the skin)  because it’s rich in Oleic acid
2) reduces skin oiliness by balancing sebum
3) protects agains free radical damage
4) high in Linoleic Acid = reduces redness and irritation
5) enhances appearance and texture of skin = firms, smoothes & softens
Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
1) lessens appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
2) hydrating – strengthens skin barrier
3) healing
4) helps prolong shelf life of product
5) Deters signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles

Cannabidiol also offers a host of good benefits for your skin, such as antioxidant properties, soothing redness and irritation, and deterring signs of aging. Get a professional opinion from a holistic esthetician about CBD for the skin on our blog.

How to Use Face Serum

A facial serum is best used every day to see the optimal results. In fact, some people choose to use their serums more than once a day. The general usage directions will be to apply a small bit of serum to your face and neck after cleansing and gently rub it into your skin.

When to apply face serum

This is totally up to you, and the directions for your specific product. It may be easier to apply face serum at night after cleansing, but some prefer to also apply their face serum in the morning after cleansing and before makeup. Also, some products are better used at night. For example, anything with anti-aging benefits is a good fit for nighttime use.

Is it okay to use face serum every day?

Absolutely. Establishing and replenishing your skins microbiom is key to a healthy glow.

Add CBD to Your Skincare Regimen

Looking to add CBD to your skincare regimen? Be sure to take a look at the products in the Elmore Mountain Therapeutics CBD Skincare Line. All of our products are formulated using organic and simple ingredients with full-spectrum CBD derived from hemp and products known to be good for your skin.

This post was written by Ashley Reynolds.