DIY Facial Serums – Do it Yourself.

Crafting your own facial serums is an empowering act of putting your self-care in your own hands. The best part is – they are not so complicated to make!

Whether you have dry, irritated, acne-prone, oily or mature skin, you can make your own skincare with just a few simple ingredients.

All you need is to know your skin-type. Follow through this blog-post to learn which DIY facial serum is best for you.

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DIY Facial Serums & Skin-Types

  • Facial Serum for Scar Treatment

Scars caused by acne-prone skin is one of the toughest to get around. I know, it’s tiring. No matter what product you buy, the scars have a personality of their own and demand its presence on the face!

The hardest part is, we might get carried away. We end up buying so many expensive products, from retinol serums to extremely thick foundations, just to conceal, hide and suppress what is on the surface.

I know you are trying to do what’s best for you, but the reality is, it will make matters worse.

Scar treatment is a long process of healing. Sometimes the best thing we can do is take a step back, and let the skin do it’s job.

To treat scarred skin, look out for stimulating essential oils that promote local blood flow and skin-cell regeneration, such as rosemary, lavender and frankincense essential oil. Dry, versatile and fast absorbing carrier oils are best for these skin-type, so that the oils protect the surface of the skin, while also penetrating into the deeper layers for skincare treatment, acne prevention and regeneration.

Ingredients:

Combine ingredients in a sterilised 30 ml dropper bottle, label and store in a cool and dry place.

To use the facial serum: massage 2 drops of the anti-scarring blend on the face, stretching and massaging the skin from the inner to the outer part of the face. Repeat this motion until you feel the oils are absorbed.

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  • Facial Serum for Mature & Ageing Skin

Symptoms of mature & ageing skin: dryer, rough skin caused by ageing or sun damage. Mature and ageing skin exhibit wrinkles and fine lines, may be prone to sagging, dull complexion and ageing spots.

Carrier oils like sweet almond and jojoba are deeply nourishing for the skin, while rosehip contains a rich amount of vitamin C and anti-oxidants that can help with the skin’s regeneration and free-radical damage (Mármol, Inés et al., 2017)

Ingredients:

This serum is soothing, regenerating and anti-ageing. Use this oil once to twice daily, massaging the face in gentle motion towards one direction, from the inner to the outer parts of the face.

If you use this oil during the day-time, make sure to top it off with sunscreen. It is not advised to expose the skin to sun after applying essential oils.

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  • Facial Serum for Sensitive Skin

Symptoms of sensitive skin: stinging and burning sensations, especially when using products. Sensitive skin-types are prone to redness and irritation, and may show signs of inflammatory skin conditions, such as dermatitis, rosacea and eczema.

What to avoid: products that contain alcohol, synthetic fragrances and harsh ingredients.

Sometimes essential oils may trigger skin-sensitivity. However, there are many essential oils you can still work with.

Essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, jasmine, frankincense, geranium and sandalwood are some of the most popular for sensitive skin. They are anti-inflammatory, soothing and balancing, making it a safe choice for most skin-types.

Ingredients

This serum is soothing and nourishing for dry, inflamed and irritated skin-types.

Minimalism and consistency are important here. Try not to stress the skin by over-doing it, over-washing and over-treating. Wash your face less so that the skin rebuilds it’s oil-sebum layer, which is essential for nourishing and protecting the barrier of the skin.

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  • Facial Serum for Combination Skin-Types

Symptoms: Some parts of the face are flaky and dry, while some parts are oily. Usually, the T-Zone of the face is oily, while the outer parts are dry.

What to avoid: avoid chemically sourced products and thick oils that may clog the skin. Resort to lightweight carrier oils that are easily absorbed into the skin, such as jojoba, rosehip, evening primrose, apricot kernel and grapeseed oil.

Ingredients:

Lavender, geranium and frankincense essential oils are anti-inflammatory and great for all skin-types. The carrier oils incorporated in this recipe are lightweight and balancing, so whether you have oily or dry skin, they will be absorbed into the deeper layers to balance the oil-sebum layer of the skin.

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Minimalism and Consistency are the Way Forward.

When it comes to skincare, less is always more.

Minimal ingredients with a consistent practice. You don’t need 10 products to wipe your face clean every day, that will only stress the skin and basically – freak it out.

The skin acts out in response to how we treat it. If your skin is not doing well, then perhaps you need to take a step back and listen to the signs.

How are you supposed to know what’s working for you and what isn’t, when you’re using 5+ products at the same time?

It doesn’t make much sense, does it? So throw out what you don’t need, make what you can, forgive your skin for how it’s feeling, and always prioritise chemical-free and organic ingredients.

There will always be ups and downs. All you’ve got to do is listen, care and give it tender attention.

*Please do not disregard professional medical advise. This information is not meant to treat or diagnose any medical conditions. Always consult with a healthcare practitioner for appropriate treatment. Take caution if your are diabetic, epileptic, pregnant, breastfeeding or facing any serious health issues.