When I was young I didn’t give a second thought to taking care of my skin. Because of too many hours in the sun and harsh acne treatments, my skin has paid the price. If I only knew then what I know now.
But because I can’t go back to my twenties, I try to make better choices these days. This includes avoiding ‘beauty’ products containing questionable ingredients and making a lot of my own personal care products. Not only is it fun to DIY, but when you make your own, you know exactly what is in it.
By making your own DIY face serum for aging skin you are going to benefit in several ways, and here are two big ones:
You will save money.
Creams and serums for aging skin can cost a ton of money. By investing in a few simple (and versatile!) ingredients, you can save yourself a lot of money over time by making your own.
You will avoid a laundry list of questionable ingredients.
Take this popular over the counter option below. Although this brand won’t cost as much as some other options, just around $30, the ingredient list is downright scary…
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE), FRAGRANCE, BUTYLPARABEN, DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER), TRIETHANOLAMINE,ALCOHOL DENATURED, METHYLPARABEN, PEG-100 STEARATE, PEG-20 STEARATE, POLYSORBATE-80, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, D&C RED 33, RED 33 (CI 17200), ACRYLAMIDE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER, GLYCERIN, CHLORPHENESIN, ACETYL TRIFLUOROMETHYLPHENYL VALYLGLYCINE, YELLOW 10 ALUMINUM LAKE, POLYCAPROLACTONE, LITHIUM MAGNESIUM SODIUM SILICATE, BEESWAX, GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CAPRYL GLYCOL, ISOCETYL STEARATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, STEARYL ALCOHOL, STEARIC ACID, ISOHEXADECANE, WATER 1
And although some of these ingredients are perfectly safe, a lot of them should definitely be avoided, including some of the top offenders including:
Unfortunately these are only 3 of the over 30 ingredients in this one product. Add them all together and you have a recipe for disaster.
So how do you make your own healthy DIY face serum for aging skin?
It’s pretty easy! Just mix together a few skin supporting ingredients and you have a simple, healthy, effective face serum. For this recipe you will need a carrier oil and a few essential oils. That’s it!
Rosehip Seed Oil is from the seeds of a wild rose bush in Chile. This is a great carrier oil option for aging skin because it contains the Vitamins C and A. It is also high in essential fatty acids including linoliec, linolenic, and oleic acid and absorbs easily into the skin. Great for rejuvenating and evening out your skin tone.
Rosehip seed oil is UhMaaaZing for the skin and the super important secret ingredient in this recipe. We love this unrefined organic rose hip oil. This is a carrier oil you can add into loads of DIYs, so its worth having around the house for many other applications.
Frankincense Essential Oil is a must have for all of my skin care creations. It has been shown to visually tighten the appearance of skin and offer support for the overall health of your skin.
DIY Face Serum for Aging Skin
- Container(s) – ½ oz dark glass bottle with dropper
- ½ oz rosehip seed oil (it’s important to use organic, unrefined rosehip seed oil)
- 6 drops organic frankincense essential oil
- 2 drops organic lavender essential oil
- Optional: 2 drops organic rose essential oil (can add 2 drops frankincense instead)
2 drops organic helichrysum essential oil (can add 2 drops frankincense instead)
- Add all ingredients to a ½ oz dark glass bottle with dropper.
- Roll between hands to mix together.
- Apply a small, pea sized amount after cleansing the face.
- Store in a cool, dark place.
Could that be any easier? That’s the awesome thing about DIY! It doesn’t have to be complicated.
Not feeling particularly DIYish?
Simply not enough hours in the day? Pinning more than you could ever tackle these days? No worries. I have got you covered.
Please, head on over to my Pronounce Skincare Shop where I do offer a fantastic handcrafted, organic Face Serum. While you are there, please look around at all of my other skincare creations. I love making them for my family and for you!