Having spent most of my life in a beach town with never-ending sun, waves and sands before we knew about SPF, you can imagine how my skin fared.

Nothing’s more beautiful than a sunny day until the years pile up showing aged skin.

As much as I love a tan, protecting my skin from prolonged exposure to sun became very important as knowledge of skin cancer and the sun’s harmful rays began to surface.

By then I’d spent many a year directly exposed.

Science and research in anti-aging skincare has produced amazing products with fabulous benefits.  Everyone is well versed in moisturizing but how about serums?

Serums and Moisturizers

We all know moisturizers and creams keep your skin hydrated and provide ample protection from harmful UV rays and other environmental factors that damage your skin. But, did you know that aside from using moisturizers, the ultimate in anti-aging and anti-wrinkle is applying serums before you moisturize?

Serums contain small molecules that penetrate deep into your skin to work their magic. Not only do they offer intensive repair of damaged skin cells, wrinkles and crevices they help maintain suppleness and radiant skin.

There are many different types of serums. Their essential ingredients help improve your skin’s quality, elasticity and texture. With regular application, you will notice significant improvements in wrinkles and fine lines. Serums help give your skin a brighter glow by minimizing discoloration and pigmentation.

Do I Need to Use a Serum?

Knowing that serum do wonders for your skin, they are an important investment that needs to be an important part of your daily beauty routine. After all, who would not wish to have fairer, clearer and younger-looking skin, right?

That’s why at Visio Elan we advocate facial serums, moisturizers, masks and exfoliators to help decrease fine lines and wrinkles. By applying serums and moisturizers regularly, your skin will thank you by returning a sun-kissed glow (without the sun).

Now, you’re probably wondering – how can you choose the best facial serum that works well for you? Start by identifying your skin type (dry, oily, sensitive, or combination) and look for ingredients that target your skin issues.

If you’re more concerned about age spots and other issues that give away your actual age, then look for antioxidant-rich serums. For those who worry about having dry and rough skin, serums that contain Vitamin A and Hyaluronic Acid can do the trick. Just be sure to read labels and you’ll know if the product is for you.

Then our personal favorite are serums filled with peptides that we especially love for their anti-wrinkle, skin tightening and collagen boosting abilities.

The secret to achieving maximum benefits from any serum depends on the proper way of applying to your skin. Generally, you should apply serum after cleansing and toning, and before you use your moisturizer.  There are many recommendations to applying serums but we find less waste by holding the nozzle to your fingertip and dispensing a drop of serum. Don’t overdo as your skin can only absorb so much.

Cover your entire face, skin around your eyes and neck with serum. Afterwards, apply moisturizer to seal in the serum’s ingredients and allow those to take effect.

Is It Worth the Price?

Considering the excellent formulation and combination of ingredients, you may notice that serums can be more expensive especially ones that are paraben free. However, you have to think about the benefits you receive (which are a LOT) as maintaining beautiful, youthful skin is worth the cost.

What’s more, you only need to apply a pearl size drop or 2 a day so a bottle should last you for a long time depending on size even with regular use.

Since serums are easily absorbed by your skin, you may see results quickly but allow 30 days.  In fact, everyday use can yield stunning results in as little as 2 weeks. As you continue applying you’ll have the best defense against aging skin, dryness and irritation.

With Aria Triple Peptide Firming Serum, you’ll feel an immediate tightening of your skin and pores. After continued  use, that tightening will become permanent as collagen begin to build in tissues plumping out wrinkles and crevices. All in all, serums are fabulous for maintaining radiant skin.