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  • August 20, 2022 5 min read


    CBD face serums contain moisturizing agents intended to replace your daily moisturizer or during the night. Serums supplement your moisturizer, and each of the products greatly supplements the other. After waiting for five minutes for the serum to absorb, you can apply your moisturizer to the face and the neck. The moisturizer is the final step that helps seal in the serum and lock in the nutrients. Serums provide a highly concentrated blast of nutrients directly to the skin. To use, you need to apply a few drops after washing your face and before applying the moisturizers. They work great for specific concerns like dry skin, brightness, acne, and wrinkles. After washing the face, apply a pea-sized serum to the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin. You need to apply it during the daytime and nighttime for better results. The article discusses the steps when applying the CBD serum to the face, how CBD serum can stay on your face before adding a moisturizer, and how to choose the best serum.

    Steps on applying the Serum on The Face

    Wash and exfoliate The Skin Before Appling Your Serum

    Before applying your serum, wash the face with a facial wash or scrub, wet your face, then massage the face wash over your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. Then move your fingers in small circular motions, then rinse the face wash away. Washing the face removes the superficial dirt and oil, while exfoliating enters the pore for a deep clean. You need to wash the face daily and exfoliate the skin three to four times a week for the best results. Avoid using a manual exfoliator and chemical exfoliator acid on the same day.

    Apply one drop in Each Session of Your Face

    Lundqvist et al. (2017) explained that the amount of serum you apply differs depending on the composition of the ingredients. Using thinner serums, you only require a tiny amount and apply one drop to your finger, then rub it onto the cheeks. Repeat this for the next week and the forehead, nose, and chin area. Then gently rub the serum in an upwards motion.

    Warm 3-5 drops in The Hand Before You Apply a Thick Serum to The Face

    According to Marwaha & Sharma (2017), more dense serum requires to be warmed before applying them. You drip a few drops on the palm of your hand and rub your hands together. Use gentle pressing movements gently to apply the serum to the face. Cover the two cheeks, the forehead, chin, and your nose. While applying the serum, you need to push the product into the skin with gentle sweeping motions.

    Tap The Skin Gently for 30-60 Seconds Until the Serum is Fully Absorbed

    After rubbing the serum onto the skin, place the fingers on your cheek and press the skin in small circular motions. Then repeat this across the entire face for one minute. These ensure the serum absorbs deep into the skin.

    Wait For One Minute Before Applying the Moistulirizer All Over The Face

    The serum dissolves into the skin after about one minute. You then need to squeeze a dime-size moisturizer into your hands and rub it over the forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. The moisturizer seals in all the serum’s nourishing properties to enable the skin to look radiant and glowing within a short time. When you do this in the morning, you can also apply the makeup after applying the moisturizer. Give the moisturizer another minute to dry up before starting your makeup routine.

    Choosing The Best Serum

    Use Serum with Glycolic Acid and Aloe Vera

    You can try one of these ingredients for those with a normal skin type or who want a serum to keep the skin flawless.Mohiuddin (2019) explained that aloe vera reduces redness and also boosts skin hydration. Glycolic acid removes the dead skin cells so that they don't clog the pores on the skin. Great skin starts with hydration as it is a great option. If you don't have any problem areas, you can still treat the skin to reach nourishment areas. Also, it’s a good option to help fade acne scars and sun damage. Also, Look for serums with rosehip oil. It also reduces redness and helps in hydrating the skin.

    Use Serum with Vitamin C, Retinol, Salicylic Acid, or Benzoyl Peroxide to Manage Acne

    The antioxidants in vitamin C help to revitalize the skin. Benzoyl peroxide and Retinol are powerful anti-acne ingredients. According to Kameswararao et al. (2017), salicylic acid helps in healing the existing acne. Such a combination works well in reducing inflammation or redness, managing oil, treat or preventing acne. In addition, serums with these two ingredients help in unclogging the pores. Salicylic acid may cause sunburn, so applying this serum at night is good. Niacinamide is also good for hydrating the skin that is prone to acne.

    Use a serum With Glycolic and Hyaluronic Acid for Dry Skin.

    Keen (2017) explained that both Hyaluronic acid and Glycolic acid helps the skin in retaining moisture. The two ingredients team up together and deliver a potent, moisturizing and will deeply hydrate the skin in seconds. You can also use vitamin E, rosehip oil, sea Buckthorn, Chia seeds, and camellia to hydrate the skin without clogging the pores.

    Choose a Serum that contains Retinol and Peptides.

    Retinol helps to remove fine lines and wrinkles, while peptides help build up healthy skin. Once you combine these two ingredients, you have a fabulous wrinkle-reducing serum before you sleep. You can also use a serum with antioxidants, including vitamin C and green tea extract. These ingredients help protect the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

    Try Serums that contain Vitamin C and Ferulic acid.

    The skin tone can look uneven or dull because of sun exposure, genetics, smoking, and poor sleep. Ferulic acid and vitamin C are powerful antioxidants that can bring the skin back to life. They neutralize free radicals in the skin, thus making the skin tone more even and lively. Many brightening serums use green tea extracts, another helpful antioxidant. Some of the brightening serums feature snail mucin. It is popular for its ability to repair scars and heal discoloration or uneven spots.


    Remember to start slowly with your serums to enable the skin to have time to adjust to new products. You can start by applying your nightly serum once every day. And gradually, as you increase towards nightly application over a few weeks, then add your daily serum. Apply an antioxidant serum in the morning to keep the skin protected, and apply a nighttime serum with Retinol to keep a youthful appearance.


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