Skincare could be overwhelming at times, especially when you have self-proclaiming best skincare products available in abundance at every nook and corner. One tends to often try out various skincare products at the same time which could end up worsening the skin conditions in addition to wastage of money, time and effort!
The kind beauty of products that are taking the world of beauty by storm currently is the serum. One might be blissfully unaware of what these things exactly are and yet might have used them. So, what are Serums? They are the skincare products that act as a carrier of beneficial ingredients that directly get absorbed into the skin. It is because of the tiny molecules that they are light and can penetrate the skin easily. Serums are typically applicable after cleansing the skin and before moisturizing it. Since serums are officially endorsed by many, owing to their important function, they can be pretty expensive. While the basic formula remains simple, the beauty brands market them to be quite complex!
What is a serum made up of? Essentially, two carrier oils, two nourishing oils and another two of the essential oils that marry to be one nutritious, aromatic and watery skincare product- Serum. The various combinations of these different kinds of oils, when used adequately prove beneficial in maintaining the health of the skin.
Here, are the recipes for five easy DIY serums, that you can make at the comforts of your house and get benefited by these beauty products without having to drill a hole in your pockets:
1. Pomegranate and sandalwood serum:
How to make a serum for glowing skin?
In a bowl add 4 tablespoons of Aloe vera gel, preferably fresh. Extract a few drops of fresh pomegranate juice and mix it well with the gel, till the gel gets tinted in a shade of pink. Add 5 drops of sandalwood essential oil. Lastly, add a few drops of the tonner (natural or store bought) of your choice.
This serum can be used as a day serum, especially if you are going for no make-up. As the serum improves the texture of the skin making it look bright and supple, just like the Korean glass skin.
This serum can be stored at room temperature for about 1-2 months.
2. Vitamin C serum:
How to make an anti-aging serum?
Make a powder of a dried orange peel or you could use a paste of an orange peel in a bowl add 1 tablespoon of green tea. Bring water to boil and add about 15 tablespoons of it in the bowl. Mix it well and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Strain the mixture using a muslin cloth and collect the rich water separately. The next step is to add orange juice (half the amount of the water collected earlier) along with 5 drops of jojoba oil and 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel.
This serum can be used as much as 2 times a day. It helps in collagen production, which is responsible for skin elasticity. Which results in a firmer and wrinkle-free – young-looking skin. This also helps with skin discoloration and dullness. It can be stored for about 15 days at room temperature.
3. Hyalu- frankincense serum for all skin types
How to make a moisturizing serum?
Hyaluronic acid is something that the skin has naturally. But as the skin matures the skin slows down the production of this acid due to stress and other factors. It is the reason why a baby’s face is pore-free and plump.
Frankincense is made from the resin of Boswellia tree and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
To make this serum start with 2 tsp of Hyalu gel (or green apple gel) add 7-8 drops of frankincense oil and end with a few drops of green tea toner. Mix it well and transfer it to a bottle. It can be stored for about 6 months and can be used both as a day and night serum which is rich in antioxidants and aids in skin tightening and retaining moisture in the skin making it soft and glowy.
4. Sunscreen-day Serum
How to make an anti- tanning serum?
Add 5 tsp of cucumber gel in a bowl. Proceed to add equal parts of rose oil, tea tree oil, and sandalwood oil. Sesame oil and tea tree oils have natural sun screening properties which along with the gel serve as a great summer serum.
5. Turmeric serum for hyperpigmentation
How to make a serum for pigment-free clear skin?
Begin with heating 4 tsp of almond oil and add 1 tsp of organic turmeric powder to it. Mix well and stain with a cloth. Add 2 tsp of aloe vera gel and 4 drops of rose seed essential oil. Combine it all nicely and transfer the serum in a bottle.
This serum is rich in antioxidants and has antibacterial properties. It can be used at night, daily to get rid of hyper- pigmentation.
Note- 1) All the oils should be used in adequate amounts to prevent skin from breaking out due to excess oil.
2) A test patch is advised before applying it on the face even though the ingredients mentioned are largely not allergic.
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