3 ways to make a vitamin C serum

3 ways to make a vitamin C serum
3 ways to make a vitamin C serum
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Applying vitamin C to her skin promotes healing and reduces the signs of skin aging. Vitamin C also helps fight against cell dehydration and promotes soft, supple skin. Applying this substance to your skin also helps fight redness and inflammation and even protect it from UV damage. With just a few ingredients and utensils, you can prepare your vitamin C serum yourself.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Make a basic vitamin C serum

Make Vitamin C Serum Step 1

Step 1. Gather the ingredients

You will find everything you need to prepare your serum at the supermarket or health food store. To prepare a basic vitamin C serum, you will need to gather the following ingredients and materials.

  • ½ teaspoon of powdered vitamin C.
  • 1 tablespoon of hot (but not boiling) distilled water.
  • 1 tablespoon and a measuring spoon of ½ tablespoon.
  • A small glass bowl.
  • A plastic whisk.
  • A small funnel.
  • A brown or cobalt (dark blue) glass container.
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Step 2. Pour the powdered vitamin C into the hot water

Pour 1 ½ tablespoon of hot water into the bowl. Then add ½ teaspoon of powdered vitamin C. Mix the ingredients until the preparation is smooth.

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Step 3. Transfer your serum to a brown or cobalt glass container

Place the funnel spout in the neck of the vial and pour the serum into the funnel, so that it doesn't leak all over the place. Close the bottle and store the serum in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

  • The cold, dark environment of the refrigerator will help keep your serum fresh and potent.
  • You can prepare a new serum every two weeks or more often as needed.

Method 2 of 3: Make a moisturizing vitamin C serum

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Step 1. Gather your ingredients

You will find all the ingredients necessary for the preparation of vitamin C serum in health food stores or in the supermarket. You will need the following ingredients.

  • ½ teaspoon of powdered vitamin C.
  • 1 tablespoon of hot (but not boiling) distilled water.
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin or a non-comedogenic oil. Non-comedogenic oils are those that don't clog the pores, such as hemp, argan, sunflower, or calendula oil.
  • ¼ teaspoon of vitamin E oil.
  • 5 to 6 drops of the essential oil of your choice, such as rose, lavender, frankincense or geranium.
  • Measuring spoons.
  • A bowl in which to mix the ingredients.
  • A utensil for mixing ingredients, such as a fork or a whisk.
  • A small funnel to transfer the serum to the glass container.
  • A dark glass bottle to store the serum.
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Step 2. Mix vitamin C powder and water

Dissolve ½ teaspoon of powdered vitamin C in a tablespoon of hot water. Pour the spoonful of hot water into the bowl, then add ½ of vitamin C powder. Mix the water and vitamin C powder with a fork or whisk.

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Step 3. Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin or oil

Add the vegetable glycerin or the non-comedogenic oil to the mixture of vitamin C and water. Vegetable glycerin and non-comedogenic oils work well as a base for a serum, but some people prefer to use an oil, which is similar in consistency to sebum. Sebum acts as a protective barrier for the skin.

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Step 4. Add ¼ teaspoon of vitamin E oil

Vitamin E acts as an emollient, which means it helps soften the skin. This ingredient is optional, but it will be welcome if you want your serum to have moisturizing properties.

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Step 5. Add 5-6 drops of essential oil

The essential oil is optional, but it provides a pleasant scent and helps to strengthen the properties of the vitamin C serum. If you do not want to add essential oil, just go to the next step.

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Step 6. Mix the ingredients well

Using a whisk or a fork, mix the oil with the vitamin C powder and water. Mix until you obtain a homogeneous preparation. Keep in mind that the oil will separate from the water, so you will need to shake the bottle before each use.

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Step 7. Transfer the serum to the glass vial using a funnel

Use the funnel to transfer the vitamin C serum into a dark glass vial. You could also use a spatula to scrape the rest of the serum from the bowl and pour it into the funnel. Once all the serum is in the bottle, close it with its stopper.

Method 3 of 3: Store and use the serum

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Step 1. Save your vitamin C serum

If a basic vitamin C serum can be stored for up to 2 weeks, you will need to prepare a new dose of this hydrating serum every 3 days. If you want the serum to last longer, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.

If the serum is relatively protected from light in the dark glass bottle, you can also wrap the bottle in aluminum foil to make sure that the light cannot reach the preparation

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Step 2. Test the serum on a small area of ​​skin

Before using the serum for the first time, test it on a small area of ​​skin, to make sure that it is not too acidic. Apply a small amount to the inside of your wrist, then wait a few hours to see if you have a reaction.

  • Do not use the serum if you notice any redness or irritation after this test.
  • If you experience a tingling or burning sensation, reduce the acidity of the serum by adding more water.
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Step 3. Apply the serum twice a day

Use the serum twice a day, after washing and moisturizing your face. If you have prepared your oil-based serum, this can replace your usual moisturizer.

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