Serums are ideal for anti-aging skin care and works better than cream or lotion for eliminating age spots, wrinkles, fine lines and sun damage because they contain high concentration of ingredients that penetrates the skin faster and works more effectively. But anti-aging serums available in the market are not only highly expensive but contains harmful chemicals, fragrances and things like retinol and alpha hydroxyl acids. Instead you can make your own homemade serum containing nutrients and antioxidants which will provide your skin the vital nutrients; hydration and moisture it needs to look youthful and vibrant.
Here are 5 easy but amazingly effective anti-aging skin serum recipes that will dramatically improve your skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You can customize them for your own skin type.
Homemade Anti-Aging Serum With Essential Oils
20 drops of lavender oil
15 drops vitamin E oil
10 drops Carrot Seed Oil
¼ ounce of Jojoba oil
¼ ounce of Evening Primrose oil
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Store in a bottle and apply every night on your skin to get a vibrant younger looking skin.
Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum
Commercial anti-aging creams, lotion and serum often contain vitamin C which is helpful in tightening and brightening the skin and helps the skin repair itself. But they are quite pricey. You can make your homemade, inexpensive alternative vitamin C serum without making a hole in your pocket.
½ tsp. Natural food vitamin C powder
2 tbsp. vegetable glycerin
1tsp. distilled water to dissolve
Add water to vitamin C powder to dissolve. Add glycerin and store in a dark color container as vitamin C oxidizes quickly.
Skin Firming Serum Recipe
10 drops of Cypress essential oil
7 drops of Frankincense essential oil
10 drops of Geranium essential oil
2 tbsp. rosehip seed oil
2tbsp sweet almond oil
Mix all the ingredients and store it in a glass bottle. Apply small amount of this serum every night to make your skin firm, even toned and wrinkle-free.
DIY Super Nourishing Anti-Aging Serum
This anti-aging serum is super nourishing as it contains ingredient like almond oil which is a natural emollient and makes the skin complexion softer and brighter and high antioxidant quality of coconut oil helps to protect the skin from free radical damage and beeswax and Shea butter both contain anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin E also provides an antioxidant boost. For fragrance and pleasant aroma, you can add any essential oil of your choice.
2tbsp. coconut oil
¾ cup almond oil
2 tbsp. Beeswax
10 drops of vitamin E oil
1 tbsp. Shea butter
Mix all the ingredients and put them in a glass jar covered with lid. Fill a pan with about 3-4 inches of water. Place the jar with lid in the pan and allow the ingredients to melt on low heat. Stir the bottle occasionally so that the entire ingredients are evenly combined. Take the jar out and allow it cool and harden and then closing the jar’s lid, store it in a cool and dry place. Apply regularly morning and night to get glowing skin with dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines.
NOTE: While using essential oils for making serum, be sure to spot test on a small area of your skin to find how potent and powerful the essential oil is and how it reacts on your skin. If you find your skin sensitive to it, feel free to dilute the essential oil with carrier oil.