Homemade Vitamin C Face Serum

Do you ever reminisce about the days when our grandmothers would suggest home remedies like applying lemon to our skin? We often followed their advice without fully grasping the science behind it. Well, if you can relate to that scenario, we’re here to unveil the secret behind this age-old remedy: vitamin C. Citrus fruits, such as lemons, are rich in vitamin C, a skincare powerhouse with numerous benefits. It’s the ultimate vitamin for achieving radiant and youthful skin! Below, we’ll delve into the details of its advantages.

But must you always resort to squeezing a lemon or peeling citrus fruits to harness the skin-enhancing benefits of vitamin C? Absolutely not! You can easily create a homemade vitamin C serum that allows you to enjoy these benefits whenever you desire, right at your fingertips.

Here’s a simple homemade night serum rich in vitamin C that you can make at home:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of vitamin C powder (ascorbic acid)
  • 1 tablespoon of distilled water
  • 1 tablespoon of glycerin
  • 1 dark glass dropper bottle for storage
  • Optional: a few drops of your favorite essential oil (such as lavender or rosehip) for fragrance and added skincare benefits

Instructions:

  1. Mix Vitamin C Powder: In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of vitamin C powder with 1 tablespoon of distilled water. Stir until the powder is completely dissolved. This will create a concentrated vitamin C solution.
  2. Add Glycerin: Pour in 1 tablespoon of glycerin into the vitamin C solution. Glycerin helps hydrate and moisturize your skin.
  3. Optional Essential Oil: If you’d like to add a pleasant fragrance and additional skincare benefits, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Be cautious with essential oils, as some may be sensitive to them.
  4. Transfer to a Dropper Bottle: Carefully pour the serum mixture into a dark glass dropper bottle. The dark glass helps protect the serum from light, which can degrade vitamin C.
  5. Store and Use: Store your homemade vitamin C night serum in a cool, dark place. To use, apply a few drops onto clean, dry skin before bedtime. Gently massage the serum into your face and neck. Follow up with your regular moisturizer if desired.

Keep in mind that vitamin C serums can be sensitive to light and air, so it’s essential to store them in a dark, airtight container. Also, because vitamin C can be potent, it’s a good idea to do a patch test on a small area of your skin to ensure you don’t have any adverse reactions before using it on your face regularly. Additionally, since this serum contains glycerin, it may not be suitable for individuals with very oily skin. Adjust the ratio of glycerin if necessary to suit your skin type.