Many skincare products need to be removed after application. The most common example of this is cleanser which is rinsed off. Some masks also require removal or rinsing. Since skin serums contain ingredients that in certain concentrations could dry the skin, some people wonder, “Do you have to remove skin serums?”
Usually, no, skin serums contain acidic ingredients in small amounts. This is enough to resurface the skin without major damage for most people. Washing skin serums off immediately after application is not recommended and can hinder the effectiveness of ferulic acid serum and skin serums in general. This is why it is advised to apply the ferulic acid serum after cleansing and once the skin has dried but before your other products.
Ferulic acid serum works as both a moisturizer and lightly exfoliates. It then also protects the skin from free radicals and the sun. Therefore, removing the serum would negate these benefits. It is vital that once ferulic acid serum is applied, it is allowed to absorb into the skin.
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