Got your hands on Derma Co’s innovative Kojic Acid Serum but not sure how to incorporate it into your routine? I’ve got you covered! Using this hyperpigmentation-fighting serum properly is key to seeing the best brightening results over time. Follow this step-by-step guide of how to use derma co kojic acid serum to maximize the benefits of kojic acid:
Choose the Right Formula
– Opt for a serum with at least 2% kojic acid like Derma Co’s, as this concentration provides optimal lightening of pigmented areas. Lower percentages may not be as effective.
– Ensure the serum also contains antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E to enhance the brightening effects and provide additional skin-nourishing benefits.
– Avoid serums with irritating ingredients like fragrances, dyes, and alcohols which can be too harsh, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Start with a Fresh, Clean Canvas
– Always apply your kojic acid serum onto a freshly cleansed and toned face. Make sure no dirt, oil or makeup is left behind.
– Use a gentle cleanser that won’t strip or dry out the skin. Opt for hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid.
– Pat skin dry with a soft towel. Don’t vigorously scrub or rub.
Apply on Damp Skin
– For optimal absorption, use your serum immediately after cleansing while skin is still slightly damp.
– Pat in remaining toner or water with your hands before applying the serum to maximize hydration.
– Damp skin allows the active ingredients to penetrate deeper and work more effectively.
Use a Few Drops & Gently Massage
– Dispense 4-5 drops of serum into your palm and rub hands together to warm up product.
– Gently pat and smooth serum all over face, pressing into skin for penetration. Massage any extra into neck and décolletage.
– Avoid rubbing harshly. Kojic acid works best when patted into skin versus vigorous applications.
Target Dark Areas
– When massaging in serum, concentrate on pressing and lightly tapping into pigmented areas like age spots, acne scars, melasma, and sun spots.
– Ensure even application by evenly distributing remaining product over the rest of your face.
Let it Absorb Fully
– Allow serum to completely absorb into skin before applying any other products. This takes about 1-2 minutes.
– Your face should feel smooth, not tacky, before moving forward with additional skincare steps.
Follow with Other Treatments
– After serum is absorbed, apply eye creams, facial oils, moisturizer, and SPF as needed to finish your routine.
– Use a nourishing cream or oil to keep skin hydrated, as kojic acid can be slightly drying.
Use AM and PM
– For best results, apply your Kojic Acid Serum twice daily – once in the morning and again before bed.
– Consistent, around-the-clock use yields optimal brightening and pigment reduction over time.
– Don’t expect overnight results. Consistently use your serum for at least 2-3 months before evaluating its efficacy.
– Kojic acid works gradually to inhibit melanin formation at the source, so be diligent.
– Take photos monthly to compare your complexion over time.
Watch for Irritation
– Discontinue use if you experience any stinging, itching, excessive dryness or sensitivity.
– Kojic acid can be drying, so monitor skin closely and adjust use as needed.
– Consult a dermatologist if you have concerns about a reaction.
The Bottom Line
Following a consistent routine using Derma Co’s Kojic Acid Serum the right way is key to seeing real results. Be patient, let the ingredients work their magic, and your complexion will brighten beautifully! You can also try Derma co tinted sunscreen for more good results.
Let me know if you have any other questions about using this or any other serums. Happy to help!