Tuesday, March 20, 2018

What Is the Difference Between Serum and Moisturizer?

Are you finding it hard to decide what’s better for your skin: a facial serum or a facial moisturizer?  You don’t have to choose between the two.  Both are great for your skin and play different roles in keeping your skin healthy.

While serums can deliver moisturizer, most serums are prescribed to deliver vitamins, nutrients, or anti-oxidants into deeper layers of your skin where a regular moisturizer might not be able to reach. The molecular structure of serums is smaller than a moisturizer and therefore can easily penetrate the top layers of the skin for a more profound result.  Serums are often used for exfoliation or to deliver important vitamins to our skin.

Moisturizers protect your skin from environmental damage and maintain the moisture balance within the skin.  The larger molecular makeup of a moisturizer means it cannot penetrate the skin as far as a serum can, however, moisturizers are excellent for depositing moisture on the top layer of your skin and maintaining a balance of hydration.

Your daily skin care regimen can consist of both a serum and a moisturizer.  For example, if you are treating dry, aging skin, your skin care regimen could consist of a gentle wash, hydrating toner, exfoliating serum, followed by a rich moisturizer.  There are many different serums and moisturizers on the market today, to find out which is right for you; it is best to have a skin care expert examine your skin.

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About Valentina Chistova

Valentina Chistova is a world-renowned aesthetician and beauty expert whose experience encompasses all facets of skin care and body treatments. Internationally trained, educated and certified, Valentina has devoted more than twenty years to her profession.

Valentina is a member of the National Cosmetology Association and a CIDESCO candidate (Comite International Desthetique et de Cosmetologie Desthetique), which is the highest degree of beauty therapy certification available in the United States and worldwide. Most recently, Valentina completed a rigorous training program with the Spanish organization Wontersaf, one of the world’s leading centers for trichology, capillary diagnostics and scalp and hair treatment to combat hair loss and other hair dysfunctions. Valentina also holds a Registered Nursing Degree from Kharkov State University and Cosmetology degrees from the Kharkov Medical Institute in the Ukraine and the Capri Institute of Cosmetology in New Jersey.

Valentina is the owner and director of skin care for Aquamedica Salon and Day Spa in Long Branch NJ.

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  5. Matha M says:

    First of all I am in my early 30′s and I haven’t much experience in anti-aging creams. I just more recently took an interest in moisturizers and eye creams after I decided to quit tanning and rather preserve my youthfulness.

    I use “Visage Complexion Moisturizer” by Shielo, which I found in my salon in NYC (but its cheaper at shielo.com). I use in the morning before I put on my makeup, and then I use this at night. My skin always feels so soft, more soft than I think it ever did. I can’t give any testaments on its firming or anti-wrinkle ability, but I can say it does make my skin glow and my complexion look healthier.

    It has a good price compared to everything else on the market and I believe it is best to start moisturizing when you are young rather than waiting until the signs of aging have already begun. Prevention is key!

  6. Interesting to know that I can apply both a serum and a moisturizer n a daily basis. If serums can deliver moisturizer and nutrients into deeper layers of your skin and moisturizers basically protect the outer layers from environmental damage, then I would imagine it is best to put the serum on first. Should there be an order to apply these and should I wait a certain time before applying the other? Thanks for the great information. Legal Credit Repair


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