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Do I Need Both Skin Serums & Moisturizer?

Skin serums and moisturizers are two staples of good skincare. While different, they do often contain similar ingredients.
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Written by
Alisan Keesee
April 25, 2022
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Do I Need Both Skin Serums & Moisturizer?

Skin serums and moisturizers are two staples of good skincare. While different, they do often contain similar ingredients. Though a moisturizer tends to be thicker and has many more ingredients than the average serum. However, since many serums also moisturize, many people sometimes ask, “Do I need both skin serums and moisturizer?”

The answer largely depends on your skin. Most people will not see any major downsides from using both a serum and moisturizer. However, if you are using a moisturizing serum and have oily skin, you may not need moisturizer. Additionally, if you have dry skin, you may see massive benefits from using both a serum and moisturizer.

Some serums are more abrasive than others. Therefore, using it with a moisturizer may be recommended. In the case of ferulic acid serum, it can go either way. It does not hurt to use it with a moisturizer, but if you notice extra oiliness or if you have very oily skin, you may not need a moisturizer (or can reduce its use).

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