Do you know, Vitamin C Serum is the Ranveer Singh of the Beauty Industry? While Ranveer Singh adds his energy and talent to the movies, Vitamin C serum adds its numerous benefits to the skin.
Vitamin C serum acts as an anti-aging agent and holds the skin firm. It helps in reducing pigmentation and inflammatory conditions such as red skin and black patches. Basically, it is a star ingredient in beauty products that makes all moisturized.
However, taking care of the skin has become so expensive. Thankfully, unlike other beauty products, you can easily make Vitamin C Serum at home. But how?
This article is going to tell you how to make Vitamin C serum at home step-by-step. So, let’s get started.
Making Vitamin C Serum at Home
Two months ago, I searched for Vitamin C serum online and in markets to moisturize my skin. But seeing the prices of serums, I was shocked!
Thankfully, one day I came across the DIY Vitamin C Serum. So, I tried; Believe me! I see so many changes in my skin.
Now, my skin has become all moisturized and soft. Therefore, I decided to share the recipe for making Vitamin C Serum at home.
You can make Vitamin C serum at home in 5 minutes. Here we have provided two methods for making Vitamin C serum:
- Making Vitamin C Serum with Orange
- Making Vitamin C Serum with Powder
Although both methods include different sources of Vitamin C, they are kind of similar. So, let’s get started with making Vitamin C serum at home.
DIY Vitamin C Serum (Orange)
We all know, orange is a rich source of Vitamin C. Here’re the ingredients required:
- A couple of oranges
- A Cup of water
- 1 tbsp. of Aloe Vera gel
- 1 Vitamin E Capsule/ Glycerine (You can quickly get it in a medical shop)
- One dark and empty container with a dropper
- Take the oranges and peel the outer cover with your hands or knife.
- Now, grind the oranges well and make sure to remove the white portion of the juice to make the DIY
- Add a cup of water and let it boil at a high temperature. Once the mixture starts boiling, turn the gas stove to medium and let it cook for 10 minutes.
- After it gets boiled, strain the Vitamin C juice into a clean bowl and make sure to squeeze all the juice out.
- Then add 1tbsp. of aloe vera gel and stir it till all the lumps disappear. We all know the numerous benefits of aloe vera in skin care. Adding it to the serum is like a cherry on the cake!
- Now, add either a Vitamin E capsule or glycerine to the mixture and stir it well. Both Vitamin E and glycerine are known for moisturizing the skin.
Note: Keep in mind, if you have oily skin, then only 2-3 drops of Vitamin E capsule are enough.
Congrats!! Your homemade Vitamin C Serum is ready.
DIY Vitamin C Serum (Vitamin C Powder)
Other than oranges, you can use Vitamin C powder that is readily available at medical stores.
- ½ tbsp. of Vitamin C powder
- 2 tbsp. distilled water/ Rose Water
- 1 tbsp. of glycerine/ Aloe Vera Gel
- 1 Vitamin E Capsule
- Small, dark, and empty bottle with a dropper
- In the bottle, place the Vitamin C powder and add distilled water or rose water into it. Rosewater will add more glow to your face.
- Mix the solution till it gets dissolved to get the smooth serum.
- Now, add glycerine and again mix it well. If you think that the mixture is light, then add more glycerine to it. (Instead of glycerine, you can also use aloe vera gel)
- After this, cut the Vitamin E capsule and put 2-3 drops into the solution (If your skin is dry, then add 4-5 drops)
- Now, shake the bottle well, and your DIY Vitamin C Serum is ready!
Note: Both Vitamin E and glycerine helps in moisturizing your skin. So, if your skin is already oily, then add only one of them.
Storing and Using Vitamin C Serum
After making the Vitamin C serum, storing it is the essential step before using it. Vitamin C gets easily oxidized if open; so, reserve your serum in the tightly closed bottle and put it in the refrigerator.
Now, let’s see how to use the Vitamin C Serum.
After making the Vitamin C serum, before directly using it all your body, apply it to the small skin area.
If you feel that it irritates you, then apply the serum only 2-3 days a week in the beginning so that your skin adjusts to the serum. If still, it is irritating, then stop using it.
- First of all, clean your skin and apply toner.
- Then apply a small amount of serum and follow it with a moisturizer.
Caution & Tips
From my personal experience, here are some tips for making and using Vitamin C Serum:
- Avoid adding too much Vitamin C powder as it is an acid, and too much exposure can damage your skin.
- In case you have hypersensitive skin, then add more water to the solution.
- Do not go outside directly after applying Vitamin C serum; you should always apply sunscreen.
- It would be best if you use Vitamin C serum with a skin toner and oil cleansing so that before using serum, extra oil from your skin gets cleared out.
- Use the Vitamin C serum regularly with your skincare routine to make your skin brighter and healthier.
- Vitamin C serum in markets gets oxidized before the expiry date due to which most of the serum gets wasted. So, make sure to make serum that lasts only for 2-3 weeks, not more than that.
It’s time to conclude our article. Oh! Wait, how can we end the article before telling you the benefits of making Vitamin C serum at home instead of buying? So, let’s have a look.
Benefits of Making Vitamin C Serum at Home
Many people wonder why one should waste time making a Vitamin C serum when you can easily buy one. Well, I say why waste money on products which you can make at home.
Here are some benefits of DIY Vitamin C Serum.
- It costs significantly less as compared to Vitamin C serum products at markets.
- It takes only 5 minutes to make the Vitamin C serum.
- It is safe to use as you have made it with natural ingredients.
If you have a skincare routine, you might know how essential Vitamin C serum is! No one can deny its benefits and importance. However, something so crucial should not be so expensive.
That is why we shared the recipe to make Vitamin C serum at home. We hope that you find the recipe easy.
So, what are you waiting for? Please make your Vitamin C Serum at home and share your experiences with us. Also, don’t forget to follow all the tips to make sure it works properly.
After completing this graduation in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Manipal University in 2013, Ankit began rummaging the current Indian market of technology and science. At apolloedoc, Ankit’s job profile consists of cumulating, researching, testing, and verifying products related to tech.
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