You can trick your skin into behaving younger and more energetically, and it has a lot to do with what you put on it. There comes a point when a moisturiser just doesn’t cut it anymore, and you notice that your skin needs a little something else, just something to give it a boost – maybe even the complexion, or help smooth those fine lines around the eyes. Serums are the go-to for serious skin care, they are the first step when you’re looking at a more ‘active’ way of taking care of your skin.
Serums are more easily absorbed into deeper skin layers because they have a smaller molecular structure than a moisturiser, the clever ingredients in the serum are able to penetrate the outer layer and start work on the part of the skin that matters, below the dermis. Smart ingredients like DMAE.ea, Hyaluronic Acid, Matrixyl3000 have been made to behave like the anti-aging compounds the body produces naturally, so your skin recognises them as help – not a threat – so theres no stress on the skin, which means no inflammation.
To use a serum, first decide what it is you want from the serum. Lift, volume, smoothing fine lines, evening out pigmentation and skin tone.. Then choose your serum based on the active ingredients. ‘Active’ means the ingredient will be working on your skin, jot just sitting atop and making your skin feel smooth, but not actually doing anything. Ideally you want 4 active ingredients in a serum, and if there are peptides, they need to be coupled with other peptides to work effectively.
Apply your serum to the area – or whole face, neck, décolletage, and hands, then apply a moisturiser over the top once the serum has dried. The moisturiser will ‘lock in’ the serum and create a barrier to protect the active compounds while they work on your skin. If you’re using a serum in the morning, apply a moisturiser over the top then your normal makeup routine as usual. This is also a great way to protect your skin from free-radical damage from SPF, makeup, air pollutants, throughout the day.
Qi beauty’s serums feature hand selected ingredients that target skin deficiencies and improve the health and function of skin.
You can purchase the Qi beauty serums from a stockist in canada