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How To Choose The Right Face Serum for Your Skin

If you’re anything like me, hearing that you need to add yet another step to your skincare routine seems a little exhausting. After cleansing, toning and moisturizing, do you really need anything else?

It turns out that the one thing likely missing from your routine, could actually make the biggest difference. If you’re already using a serum, you know that this wonder-product is often targeted to treat specific concerns. It’s a simple step that can really amp up the results from the rest of your products and deliver a fresh-faced and healthy glow – especially if you choose the correct one for your skin type.

So, how do you know which serum to choose? Read on to learn a bit about what kinds of serums and concentrates can bring a positive change to your face. 


If your skin is oily like mine, you want to look for an oil-free and non-pore-clogging serum or concentrate (usually labeled non-comedogenic). Breakout-prone faces will benefit most from serums and concentrates that include ingredients to fight acne and reduce redness or acids, like lactic acid, to accelerate cell turnover and improve skin texture. I apply mine after cleansing in the evenings and it really helps to keep my breakouts at bay, especially when I travel.

If your skin is dehydrated, opt for something with hyaluronic acid – it’s the most effective moisture-binder for the skin. In the winter, I like to add in a serum that can be layered under my moisturizer for extra hydration. My favorite options also nourish and repair the skin, and will help prevent dehydration. The right hydrating serums or concentrate will feel like a drink of water to your skin and work with your skincare to keep your face at ease when it’s cold outside.

Combination skin types can be tricky all around, but finding a serum or concentrate does not have to be a conundrum. Skins that need balance in their oily areas while also finding hydration for dry spots will benefit from a water-based serum or concentrate that targets both concerns. The serum or concentrate should work proactively to clear pores, normalize oil production and replenish dry areas at the same time.

Finally, if your skin is sensitive, it’s no secret that you need to treat it with tender loving care. Use care when testing new products and look for a serum or concentrate with ingredients to calm and soothe while seeking out something to restore moisture and keep skin supple and resilient. Protectant ingredients like glycerin and vitamin B-5 hydrate and repair while helping to improve the skin’s barrier, leaving it less reactive.

It’s amazing to see all of the ways that a serum or concentrate can work to improve all types of skin.

Be sure to check out all of Yon-Ka’s serums and concentrates here and find the right one for your skin.

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Lara Ramos
Lara Ramos

Lara Ramos is the voice behind popular beauty blog, The Glossarie. She translates her passion for products into writing in an attempt to help her readers to build a prettier lifestyle, starting with their makeup bag. Lara’s exclusively-positive reviews focus on quality, highlighting things that are as effective on the inside as they are beautiful on the out. When she is not blogging, Lara enjoys snuggling her newborn daughter and exploring her home city of Washington, DC with her husband, Steve.

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