Categories: Skin Care2.7 min read

by Stephen Luther, M.D.


Serum Advances Skincare’s ABCs to Dazzling

Transform your skin from dull to dazzling by adding a specially formulated serum to supplement your daily skincare routine. Beyond the basics of cleansing and moisturizing, these potent elixirs address complex skin concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation.

The top-tier serums at Symbios Medical Spa contain medical-grade concentrations of active ingredients that penetrate through superficial skin layers and advance your skin to a new level of radiance.

Our expert guide on serum can help you master the ABCs of skincare for your best DIY skincare regimen.

ABCs of At-Home Skincare Routines

These simple steps can make a significant difference in your skin’s health and create a glowing complexion:

  • A: Away with dirt, oil, and impurities. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser (avoid soaps that can dry your skin and cause irritation). Double-wash in the evenings to thoroughly cleanse. Use an exfoliating cleanser every other morning to remove dead skin cells. Rinse with cool water and pat your face dry with a soft towel.
  • B: Begin nourishment with serum. Place a few drops of your chosen serum directly on areas of most concern and then gently massage it into the remaining areas of your face and neck until fully absorbed. Allow the serum to dry before applying additional products.
  • C: Cover with a final layer of illuminating serum or moisturizer to hydrate and protect your skin. This seals in the serum and adds an extra layer of defense.

Understanding Serum

Serum is a lightweight, fast-absorbing liquid or gel that nourishes your skin. Serums contain potent vitamins, antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid designed to target and treat specific skin issues. Their thin consistencies allow for deeper penetration and more effective delivery of active ingredients. Depending on the serum’s formula and your skin type, a moisturizer may be recommended.

Serums differ from moisturizers, which are primarily used to hydrate skin and prevent water loss. Moisturizers often contain emollients and occlusives that create a protective barrier on the skin’s surface to lock in moisture and keep the skin soft and supple.

Expert Recommendations

Some of Symbios Medical Spa’s favorite serums from ZO Skin Health and Skinbetter Science include:

  • ZO Skin Health Growth Factor Serum: This lightweight gel is designed to strengthen the skin, support rejuvenation, and protect against future signs of aging. It’s perfect for all skin types and helps improve skin resilience while minimizing fine lines and wrinkles.
  • ZO Skin Health Daily Power Defense: A powerful antioxidant serum that boosts the skin’s ability to repair and regenerate. It defends against environmental damage and supports the skin’s natural barrier function.
  • Skinbetter Science Alto Defense Serum: This award-winning serum protects against environmental stressors and free radicals. It’s formulated with a unique blend of antioxidants to improve the appearance of uneven tone and redness.
  • Skinbetter Science AlphaRet Overnight Cream: The power of retinoids and alpha hydroxy acids combine to target fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven texture. It’s gentle yet effective, offering visible improvements with minimal irritation.

The knowledgeable team at Symbios Medical Spa is committed to helping you achieve your ultimate skincare regimen. Talk to them today to discover your ideal serum and fill the next chapter of your life with glowing beautiful skin.


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