It seems like they just keep on coming up with more and more things to put on your face these days. People have definitely taken notice of serums. But are they really a helpful layer to keep the age away or just another unnecessary step to take more of your time?
Well, truth be told, it isn’t exactly necessary however it is absolutely helpful.
Serums act as specialists. They are formulated to address specific skin concerns such as wrinkles, firming, age spots and discolorations. Serums can address needs that aren’t covered by a moisturizer.
Adding to your beauty skin care line up doesn’t mean that you have to add to your shopping list, to your expenses. Well, not really anyway. You could go to the store and grab one off the shelf, but, even better, cheaper, and a whole lot more fun, you could make it yourself at home.
HOMEMADE ANTI AGING SERUM RECIPE
- 3 Tablespoons of rose hip seed oil, to bring back that youthful glow.
- 2 Tablespoons of hemp seed oil, to moisturize and keep the wrinkles away.
- 25 Drops of rosewood essential oil, to regenerate and rejuvenate.
Creating your serum is super easy. You just need your oils and a dark colored bottle with a dropper. First, put your carrier oils, in this case, the rose hip seed and the hemp seed then add the drops of essential oil/oils, your rosewood.
Let it sit for an entire day before you use it just to make sure that the oils really mix and blend together.
TIP: To extend the shelf life and up the quality, it is believed that you should store your serum in the fridge- the same goes for your toner as well as your masks.
After the 24 hour wait is over, you can then go ahead and give your homemade serum a try. Application is just as simple as making it, or maybe even easier. All you have to do it get a few drops, massage into your face and neck. Do so for about 5 minutes and you are done. No need to rinse off.
Now, you can actually make the serum part of your morning routine, but it is advisable to add it to your nighttime rituals. You see, cell turnover is much faster at night, up to 8 times to be exact. This means that your skin is more absorbent while you are fast asleep, which means products become more effective.