Should My Skincare Routine Include More Than One Serum?
You want to get the absolute best results possible from your skincare routine. That’s why you know your skin type, choose products and ingredients that work best for it, and apply those products consistently. (All three are a must if you want the clean, smooth, healthy skin you deserve.)
If you’re considering incorporating an anti-aging serum into your skincare routine - or maybe you already have - you’ve probably asked yourself:
- Should my skincare routine include more than one serum?
- Is that wise - or would it be too much of a good thing?
- How can I best address my skincare needs and concerns without overdoing it or wasting my time and money?
Good questions - and we’ve got answers to help you make the best decision for your skin.
What Is a Men’s Skincare Serum?
Serums are concentrated skincare products that absorb fast and penetrate deep into the skin. They supply your skin’s deepest layers with the nutrients it needs to stay hydrated, firm, and youthful. They’re generally water-based for fast absorption (though some are oil-based).
Moisturizers and creams are designed to create a barrier on the outside of your skin. They absorb partially, but also remain on your skin to seal in moisture. Serums are different because they absorb and dry completely. Instead of staying on the outside of your skin, they soak in deep.
A little goes a long way when it comes to skincare serums for men. You only need to use as much as necessary to cover your face; there shouldn’t be a lot of excess product left on your skin.
How Do Serums Fit into Your Skincare Routine?
Serums should be applied after washing your face and before applying other skincare products like moisturizers or eye creams. That’s because you want your serums to soak into your skin fully. If you apply a thick moisturizer first, it could interfere with the proper absorption of your serum - and that would defeat the whole purpose.
After your serum has dried, you can continue with your regular skincare routine, Following up with a men’s face moisturizer or anti-aging cream for men is ideal because they seal in the benefits of your serum and prevent moisture loss.
How to layer skincare products is one of the top FAQ’s we get from men around the world - that’s why we’ve got a complete guide that explains exactly how to do it.
Should I Use Multiple Serums?
One of the main reasons men use multiple serums is to address a variety of specific skincare concerns. For example, you can choose one anti-aging serum that’s specifically designed to treat age spots and pigmentation issues. But you also want to use one that has ingredients targeted at reducing and eliminating under eye puffiness. If you want your skincare routine to address both of those issues, it makes sense to use two serums.
Many guys with dry skin also use multiple serums to ensure their skin stays hydrated and irritation free all day. A hyaluronic acid rich serum combined with a protein peptide serum will ensure all day moisture - something that’s not easy for guys with especially dry or irritation-prone skin.
Another option is to use a skincare booster to modify your serum. Boosters are similar to serums - but they’re an extremely concentrated form of just one ingredient, such as vitamin C or hyaluronic acid.
To use a booster, simply place a few drops of both your serum and your booster in your hand. Mix them together, then apply as normal.
How Many Serums Is Too Many?
We recommend you use a maximum of three serums in your daily skincare regimen.
- This allows for each of them to absorb properly
- It gives you the chance to try mixing and matching different formulas
- It lets you have a different morning and evening serum routine
Of course, you can try other serums as well. But for the best results, don’t use more than three on a regular, daily basis.
Another reason to avoid using too many serums is the potential for combining active ingredients that don’t work together - or worse, will irritate your skin if used together. For example, serums with AHA’s and BHA’s interact with retinol and can cause skin irritation in many people. (Retinol by itself is irritating for lots of people, which is one of the reasons we don’t use it in our products.)
Examples of How to Use Multiple Serums
There are lots of ways you can combine multiple serums to achieve the skincare results you seek. Here we’ve got just a few examples of how you mix and match our serums and boosters to fight aging, smooth wrinkles, and enhance your skin’s appearance.
Reviving Day Serum + Restoring Eye Serum Treatment
Your skin will love to start the day with this powerful cocktail of serums. Use them each morning - after cleansing but before moisturizing - for a skin-firming boost to collagen production and a brightening, de-puffing effect under your eyes.
Our Reviving Day Serum is made with a unique blend of protein peptides - which increase collagen production, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, less inflammation, and improve your skin’s natural barrier.
When you use our Restoring Eye Serum Treatment regularly, you get the benefits of vitamin C, peptides, and a blend of natural fruit extracts that work together to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and dark circles.
Repairing Night Serum + Restoring Eye Serum Treatment
This combination is perfect right before bed. The night serum repairs and corrects UV damaged skin with vitamin C while the eye serum rejuvenates the thin skin under and around your eyes. Together they ensure you’ll wake up looking your best every day.
Our Repairing Night Serum’s standout ingredient is plant stem cells. Research has shown that wrinkles are 15% shallower after just 4 weeks of using plant stem cells for skincare, at least in part due to their high levels of antioxidants.
Reviving Day Serum + Hyaluronic Acid Booster
This is an optimal serum duo for men with dry skin. The extra boost of hyaluronic acid - one of the most potent ways to naturally hydrate your skin - means your skin will resist dehydration throughout the day. These ingredients also help keep your skin smooth and full, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Repairing Night Serum + Vitamin C Booster
Doubling down on vitamin C is ideal for guys with age spots and other pigmentation irregularities. Vitamin C has been proven to fight the photoaging caused by long term exposure - plus its great for keeping your skin healthy and smooth.
Skincare Results Come with Consistency
We strive to make the best natural skincare products for men - and we’re proud of our advanced formulas. But even the best products won’t deliver results if you aren’t consistent in applying your skincare routine.
So, regardless of how many serums you use daily, be sure to stick to a regular routine of skincare. Use your serum(s) right after washing your face - and before applying any moisturizers. You’ll be glad to see your wrinkles smooth out, fine lines dwindle, and under eye puffiness deflate with the help of skincare serums designed for men’s skin.