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Prepare your own vitamin C serum at home for naturally glowing skin

If you've been looking for the best vitamin C serum then look no further! Prepare it right at home with this step-by-step guide.
DIY vitamin C serum
Give your skin a glow up with this DIY vitamin C serum! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 6 May 2021, 09:43 am IST
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You’re probably well aware about the benefits of vitamin C serum for skin health. This nutrient rich serum acts as a luminosity booster for the skin and is a must have as part of your skin care toolkit. 

While there are various over the counter products available, you could always make your own vitamin C serum from the comfort of your home. 

Here’s the recipe for DIY vitamin C serum:
  • 2 vitamin C tablets
  • 1 tbsp glycerine
  • 2 tbsp rose water
  • 1 vitamin E capsule
  • 1 tbsp aloe vera gel (optional)
  • A glass bottle with a dropper

Step 1: Add rose water to a bowl and combine it with aloe vera gel. Mix well to ensure that lumps are removed. 

DIY vitamin C serum
Use a few drops of this DIY vitamin C serum daily, and thank us later. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Step 2: Once the ingredients are completely dissolved, crush vitamin C tablets and add the powder into the bowl. Stir the concoction well.

Step 3: Now slit the vitamin E capsule and add it to the mixture. Follow it by adding  glycerine and stir mixture. 

Step 4: Once all the ingredients have been dissolved and mixed well, transfer the serum to a clean container and store it in the fridge for a day. Post that your serum is ready to be used. 

Applying the serum 
  • At night time, start by cleaning your face. 
  • Massage the serum lightly on your face and neck area using recurring tapping motions with your fingertips or palms. 
  • Do not rub the serum excessively and let it be absorbed by your skin.
  • If you’re using vitamin C serum during the day then do not forget to apply sunscreen after the serum is absorbed into the skin.
DIY vitamin C serum
Get soft and glowing skin with DIY vitamin C serum. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Benefits of vitamin C serum

There are several skincare benefits of vitamin C serum, ranging from reducing fine lines and wrinkles to providing bright and clear skin. Vitamin C serum helps:

  • Stimulate collagen production to repair fine lines and wrinkles and inhibit melanin formation.
  • Acts as an antioxidant and helps protect against free radical damage caused by UV rays, pollution and natural ageing and aids skin repair..
  • Prevents ageing and hyperpigmentation.
  • Improve hydration and moisture levels of the skin. 
  • Soften dark spots and help even and brighten the skin tone.
  • Treating inflammatory skin conditions.
  • Reducing the appearance of under-eye circles.

Vitamin C serum is the homemade solution you have been looking for to naturally improve your skin and get that much wanted glow, hydration and tightness. This serum has a short shelf life because vitamin C may oxidize, so remember to use it within two weeks of making the batch. So, don’t wait any longer and make your own vitamin C serum for healthier and brighter skin.

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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