I’ve made many homemade remedies and solutions through the years, but this DIY anti-aging skin serum is still my favorite.
Instead of paying the big bucks for expensive serums and creams that include fragrances and chemicals, I can whip up my customized serum to meet my specific skin care needs.
Why a Serum? Why not a Cream or a Lotion?
The reason a serum is such a great choice is because it eliminates most of the liquid, ensuring that you have a very high concentration of helpful ingredients. This ensures that those ingredients penetrate the skin effectively and fast.
If you’re dealing with specific skin problems, such as fine lines, sun damage, or age spots, then a serum is an excellent option for you.
Some of the common ingredients used in commercial serums include alpha hydroxy acids and retinol. However, I like to use therapeutic, pure essential oils when I make a serum.
Hydrating Serum Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
- 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerine (you can find it here)
- 1 tsp jojoba oil
- 1 or 2 vitamin E capsule (optional)
- 2-4 drops of essential oil (lavender, chamomile or rose essential oil)
① Combine all ingredients in a small container or you can just place them in a glass container bottle with a pump.
② Shake well until the ingredients are combined.
③ If you use the vitamin E capsules, you will need to shake well before every use.
④ If stored in the refrigerator, the serum will last indefinitely.
How To Use:
Before you apply the serum, make sure you cleanse your skin and use a good toner.
To use, place a couple of drops of the serum on a fingertip and gently dab the serum onto areas with uneven skin tone, age spots, and fine lines.
If you use a moisturizer, use it after you apply the serum. While your initial cost may seem a bit expensive, it’s much cheaper than purchasing commercial serums that cost the big bucks.
Why Include the Jojoba Oil?
Actually, jojoba oil is a favorite ingredient of mine when I make skincare recipes. This oil is very close to the natural oils of your skin, and it can be used for nearly anything, just like coconut oil.
Jojoba oil is non-comedogenic, which means it won’t block your pores.
In fact, this oil will help to balance the skin’s oil production. This oil is also packed with antioxidants, linoleic acid, and vitamin E, which help with skin cell regeneration.
However, this serum can still be made without the jojoba oil if you don’t have any, the serum will still offer excellent results.