Q&A: Your guide to face serums, how they work, and how to pick one for you

Are skin serums worth all the hype?
Are skin serums worth all the hype?

SUGAR LAND, Texas – Serums are everywhere these days, promising beautiful skin with just a few drops each morning. But do they live up to the hype?

Dr. Sherry Ingraham of Advanced Dermatology in Sugar Land treats patients of all ages & skin types and says when it comes to serums, they can help improve a number of skin problems if you pick the right one.

What is serum?

Ingram: Serums are nutrients for the skin. Serums are skincare products that are designed to deliver high concentrations of specific active ingredients to the skin. There are many different types of serums on the market that perform different jobs, ranging from hydration to skin brightening battling acne, anti-aging, dark spots, and other skin problems.

How do you use one/apply it?

Ingram: For best results, you should use a serum all over your face and neck twice daily, once in the morning and then again in the evening, before applying your moisturizer.

What kind of issues can they target?

Acne, anti-aging, dark spots, and other skin repairs and rejuvenations.