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DIY Vitamin C Serum – 3 Easy Homemade Recipes

DIY Vitamin C Serum is a great way to boost collagen production and tighten and lighten the skin tone. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, that is why this ingredient is so much needed in your DIY serum to protect skin cells from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure. A great “side-effect” of vitamin C is that it helps to lighten hyperpigmentation and dark spots.

Speaking of dark spots, we have already discussed

But today we will discuss how to create your own Vitamin C face serum.

Here is why Vitamin C can be your next go-to ingredient for the DIY face masks and toners:

  • Vitamin C helps to lighten hyperpigmentation and brown spots
  • Reduces wrinkles [1]
  • Protects collagen and increases production
  • Helps protect against sun damage [2]

Vitamin C Face Serum – Top 3 DIY Recipes

Rose Water & Vitamin C Serum for Oily Skin

This Serum soothes skin irritation, reduces redness of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the dark spots. Rose water is known for its calming effect, and Vitamin C is famous in boosting collagen levels and make the skin brighter, younger and firmer.

It is made of aloe vera, rose water and vitamin C. Get the full recipe here.

Baking Soda and Vitamin C Serum

Making your own DIY Vitamin C serum isn’t just about mixing some powder with water. You need to mix them in a way that gives Vitamin C the possibility to penetrate your skin and work efficiently.

This recipe is amazing, since it is using a scientific approach to measuring PH-level and making sure Vitamin C stays stable in the solution.

Get the full recipe here.

Vitamin C and Frankincense Essential Oil Face Serum

Wow, this recipe is probably my favorite, because it contains not only Vitamin C powder, aloe Vera gel but also frankincense essential oil.

In recent years, frankincense oil has attracted major attention from all-natural skincare companies. Most claim it could treat dry skin and has anti-aging properties that could reduce wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and stretch marks. Here you can read about how to use frankincense oil on the face for an anti-age effect

And Vitamin C serum recipe you can get here.

Apply one of these face serums regularily to ensure younger-looking, healthy skin. Vitamin C is especially known for its skin rejuvenating and skin brightening properties, so make use of it!

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  1. Skin anti-aging strategies. Ruta Ganceviciene, Aikaterini I. Liakou, […], and Christos C. Zouboulis
  2. The Roles of Vitamin C in Skin Health. Juliet M. Pullar, Anitra C. Carr, and Margreet C. M. Vissers

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