How to Use Face Serums & Face Polishers

For years, skin care regimes revolved around the three essential steps: cleanse, tone, and moisturize. Nowadays, a modern beauty regime also consists of oils, balms, butters, and boosters. It’s hard to know where to begin. Two of the most popular skin-boosting products that every skincare routine should include? Good-quality face serums and face polishers. 

Incorporating these into your weekly routine can generate a myriad of benefits – but only if you use them correctly. Do you know, exactly, how a face serum works? And how to use face polish? Let’s take a look at beauty’s worst-kept secret formulas.

What are Face Serums and Polishers?

Let’s start with the basics. You’ve heard of a serum, you may have heard of face polish. But what are they? 

Put simply, a serum is a super-concentrated liquid packed with active ingredients. The molecules are tiny, allowing them to be easily absorbed by the skin, and making them a great regular addition to your skincare regime.

A polisher on the other hand, is an exfoliant, used to remove dead skin skills. Grains, or beads, are gently rubbed into the skin, removing the top layer. It’s often gentler than an exfoliant, made with more natural ingredients.

Face Serums and Polishers: Ingredients and Benefits

The ingredients of any one serum or polish can differ, but most contain a number of core powerhouse ingredients, known for their skin-boosting properties. Each ingredient also brings its own unique properties and benefits. Let’s take a look.

Hyaluronic Acid

One of the most common ingredients found in skin-care products, this hard-to-pronounce ingredient is actually something that our bodies produce naturally. This active ingredient helps to hydrate the outer layer of skin, making it one of the best allies to glowing, plump, and hydrated skin.

Face serums and polishers containing hyaluronic acid provide exceptional skin nourishment and hydration.

Vitamin C

More commonly known for its immune-boosting properties, Vitamin C is also a great way to build up the skin’s natural production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that gives smoothness and elasticity to skin, and its production diminishes as we get older. 

By supplementing the body's natural collagen production, Vitamin C can have a great anti-aging effect on the skin.

Dead Sea Salts

Naturally found in the Dead Sea – the world’s largest and deepest saltwater lake – the minerals in Dead Sea salts include magnesium, sodium, calcium, and potassium.

Increased blood circulation is one of the main benefits of products containing Dead Seal Salts. In turn, this can contribute to improving the appearance of the skin, including skin concerns such as cellulite and stretch marks.

Tea Extracts

White, green, and rose tea extracts do not only make for great beverages to sip throughout the day – they can also be incorporated in skincare products, with impressive results. 

Tea extracts have a powerful, natural antioxidant effect on the skin, which in turn means that skin is left looking younger, glowing, and protected from pollutants and damage.

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How to Use a Face Serum

To make the most of your face serum, you need to know exactly how and when to apply it. To begin with, you’ll want to cleanse your skin, as this helps the serum to be absorbed more effectively.

Then, prepare the skin with a toner. Facial toners are great at rebalancing the skin after cleansing, while at the same time being excellent at eliminating any residue of dirt, grime, or makeup. This enables the serum to penetrate the skin at a deeper level.

Now, it’s time to apply your serum. You won’t need to use much product – just a couple of pumps or a pea-sized amount of it is enough. To activate the serum, simply rub your hands together as this warms it up, then gently pat the serum onto your face and neck.

After a couple of minutes, your serum should have been completely absorbed. At this point, you can apply your usual moisturizer to lock in all the serum’s goodness and provide a further layer of hydration.

Face serums should be applied twice a day – morning and evening – as part of your daily skincare regime.

How to Use a Face Polisher

Unlike face serums, face polishers are not a twice-a-day event. This product should only be used twice or three times per week. Before applying your polish, ensure that you have properly cleansed your skin. 

Then, simply massage the polisher into your face with delicate but firm movements for a minute or two, and rinse off thoroughly.

SABON Renewal Face Polisher is an intensely cleansing facial scrub, gentle enough for even the most delicate skin type. Infused with soothing essential oils, this polish leaves the skin glowing, hydrated, and rejuvenated.

Short on time? SABON 2 In 1 Face Polisher cleanses, exfoliates, and invigorates all at once, allowing you to reap the rewards of a multi-step skin care regime, without the time commitment.

With its creamy texture, luxurious scent, and potent blend of exfoliating ingredients, this facial polish delivers an instant cooling effect, removes dead cells, and softens the skin. This product is gentle enough to be used every day.

Unveil Radiant Skin with SABON Face Serums and Polishers

To uncover a glowing, refreshed, and younger-looking complexion, adding a face serum and face polisher to our skincare routine is paramount.

Shop SABON’s ever-growing range of serums and polishers, and get ready to shine!