DIY vitamin C serum for your face supports aging skin to keep it looking fresh. You can even make your own Vitamin C powder to add to the serum.
You know the mantra, “Wish I knew then what I know now…”
That is exactly how I feel about my skin.
I wish I would have known that my chronic acne was just a sign of something that was off on the inside. That there were natural options for treating it.
But instead I suffered for almost 2 decades and my skin now tells the story. The story of breakouts, scarring, and pre-mature aging, ughhh.
But luckily I now have an arsenal of natural options to improve my skin and start turning back some of those signs of aging.
And this is a new one I've just started using.
Vitamin C Serum!!
Why Use Vitamin C on your Face?
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a powerful antioxidant and a water-soluble vitamin that is great for the skin.
Regular use of Vitamin C helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, helps firm, evens out skin tone, and creates a brighter complexion.
Vitamin C also speeds up the healing process when used on sunburns, inflammations, and minor skin damage. The antioxidant-rich Vitamin C helps boost collagen production giving you a more youthful and healthier appearance. (source)
How to Choose a Vitamin C Serum
There are many Vitamin C creams and serums that promise great results, but many creams have only a small amount of Vitamin C.
Choosing the right Vitamin C serum is no easy task as there are dozens to choose from.
There are several expensive brands sold at high-end department stores and then there are more affordable Vitamin C serums sold at local drugstores, so which Vitamin C serum do you choose?
How do you know which product will produce the best results, which has unnecessary toxins, and which brand skimps on Vitamin C?
Instead of spending hours researching these products, why not just make your own Vitamin C serum?
Why Not Make Your Own DIY Vitamin C Serum?
A homemade Vitamin C serum is not only economical but will yield great results for your skin. Don’t put your skin in someone else’s hands when you can create your very own easily.
Vitamin C serum is more concentrated which means a little goes a long way. A couple of drops of Vitamin C serum massaged into your freshly washed skin every evening is all you need.
Using Vitamin C serum along with this Hyaluronic acid serum recipe in your skincare regimen will produce more noticeable results faster.
The moisture retaining properties of Hyaluronic acid along with the antioxidant properties of Vitamin C will help boost collagen production which makes them a powerful combo. (source)
How to Make Your Own DIY Vitamin C Serum?
Vitamin C Powder
This recipe will make ¼ cup dried powder.
- Orange peels from 1 large Naval orange (organic preferred)
- Break into dime size pieces and allow to air dry for at least 3 days or a faster method put in the oven or dehydrator at 150F for 2 hours.
- When orange peels are thoroughly dry, pulverize them in a spice grinder until it becomes a fine powder.
- Store in an airtight jar until ready for use.
Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C oxidizes easily and a darker container will slow oxidation. This Vitamin C serum has a shelf life of up to two weeks. Keep away from heat. I would suggest storing in the refrigerator.
- Dissolve the Vitamin C powder in the vegetable glycerin until powder is dissolved.
- Add Chosen Essential Oils (I find that the powder and essential oils mix better in the glycerin)
- Add Water and Aloe Vera Gel and mix well
- Add Vitamin E Oil
- Mix again
- Carefully pour the Vitamin C Serum in a dark glass bottle (like this one)
For best results, apply to freshly washed face in the evening. Do not apply in the morning or when you will be out in the sun, especially if adding lemon essential oil. This will make your skin sensitive to the sun.
Remember, this DIY Vitamin C Serum can be used along with this DIY Hyaluronic Acid Recipe for even better results.