A serum is a key component to any effective skin care regime. While cleansing, toners and moisturizers help complexions, a serum is more concentrated to target signs of aging. Most if not all anti-aging serums have Vitamin C as a key ingredient. The bad news is that most of these serums can carry a hefty price tag. In addition to the price point, they may have added fragrances and parabens that irritate skin as well.
Making your own serum is cost effective and naturally good for you. This simple recipe is inexpensive, natural and gentle to skin.
Benefits of Vitamin C
This multi anti-aging powerhouse is the one ingredient that you will find in the majority of skincare products. The benefits of Vitamin C are not limited to immune boosting qualities; but, it also reverses the signs of aging. It is well known for its brightening qualities that help fade signs of aging; such as, age spots, discoloration, wrinkles, fine lines and dull complexion.
This rich ingredient has the ability to jump start collagen and elastin production which helps reveal smoother and firmer skin. The anti-oxidant properties of the ascorbic acid found in this compound lead to protection from harmful sun rays and helps repair skin. It also helps to neutralize the damage caused by free radicals that can leech onto skin and age it drastically. Its ability to increase skin cell turnover rapidly shed dead skin cells to reveal a healthy glowing complexion that in turn makes you look younger!
Vitamin C Serum Recipe
What You'll Need
- 1 teaspoon Vitamin C Powder
- 1 teaspoon distilled/purified water
- 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
- 1/4 teaspoon rose hip oil
- Dark container to store serum (this prevents oxidation)
- In small container, combine powder and water thoroughly. Once powder has completely dissolved, add in glycerin and rose hip oil.
- Pour mixture into a dark glass bottle. Store in fridge immediately. Product will be good to use for approx. 1-2 weeks before needing to make new batch
- Always use freshest batch possible, over time Vitamin C properties will lose effectiveness