Vitamin C is great for your skin. It accomplishes a lot of things, from keeping your skin protected from the sun, to boosting your skin’s collagen production, and even helping with skin hyperpigmentation. If you want to save some money and make your own homemade vitamin C serum, you’re going to like what we’ve prepared for you today. We’ve gathered 3 awesome recipes that you should test out right now.
3 Recipes for Homemade Vitamin C Serum
1. Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum
The ingredients you need are: 1 teaspoon of vitamin C powder, 1 teaspoon of distilled water, 1 teaspoon of glycerin, ⅛ teaspoon of vitamin E, and a dark glass bottle. The first thing you need to do is mix the ingredients in a bowl until there are no granules left in the mix and everything has dissolved properly. The vitamin E and the glycerin are completely optional for this serum. If you decide to apply them, that’s great news. If you don’t want to, then make sure to add one more teaspoon of water. That way, the serum won’t be too strong.
Once you’ve mixed everything together, put the mix in a dark glass bottle, and that’s it. Feel free to apply it on your skin at nighttime, after you’ve cleaned and toned it. After the serum has completely soaked into the skin, remember to moisturize as well.
2. Aloe Vera Vitamin C Serum
If you’re familiar with all the benefits of aloe vera, then you’re going to love this recipe that combines it with vitamin C. Here are the main ingredients you’re going to need: 1 teaspoon of vitamin C powder, 1 teaspoon of filtered water, 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel, ¼ teaspoon of vitamin E oil (optional), and a dark glass bottle. Grab a bowl and mix the vitamin C with the water until the powder dissolves completely. Then, add the aloe gel and the vitamin E oil (if you want to), and stir until they form a paste.
Pour the mix into the bottle and place the bottle in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. When the two weeks are up, you might notice the serum has changed color or consistency. That’s because it changed its pH level. The color it will take depends on the aloe and vitamin C you used. Most serums are white, but some can also be pink. The best way to use this serum is the same as in the previous recipe.
3. Vitamin C Face Serum
Finally, the last homemade vitamin C serum recipe we want to present you with today is extremely similar to the previous one. In fact, one of the few differences between the two is that this one also contains 5 drops of frankincense essential oil. Also, it only contains ⅛ of a teaspoon of vitamin E oil. Other than that, the instructions are the same, and so is its usage. If you’re wondering what the role of the frankincense essential oil is, you should know that this type of oil is a great astringent, tonic, and anti-aging solution.
Don’t wait any longer and make you own vitamin C serum by following one of the recipes above!
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