This homemade natural anti-aging face serum is so hydrating and soothing to the skin. The oils and essential oils in this face serum are anti-aging by promoting collagen, reducing fine lines and hydrating the skin. It is so gentle and versatile, this face serum will work for most skin types.
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This post is in collaboration with 2 of my friends. Laura & Shannon are each sharing a natural homemade skin care product, I’ll have their blogs linked at the end of this post, make sure to go check them out!
How natural oils changed the game for me
I have never had great skin. I had been breaking out since I was a teenager and I had tried everything out there to clear my face. It wasn’t until 5-6 years ago that I read about the oil cleansing method and my face(and confidence) was forever changed by it. On that same vein, I also discovered oil face serums, which totally go against everything I was taught about skincare as a teen, but was equally as impactful as the oil cleansing method.
We are taught to get rid of all the oil. Strip your face of any chance of hydrating itself. It pains me to think about how rough I was on my skin as a teen and young adult. I had no idea that I was causing an increase in oil production by stripping my face of it’s natural oils. I was fighting against a natural process and I was never going to win.
Friends, let me tell you, there is a better way and it doesn’t involve toxic face washes and harsh toners and creams. Just simple, natural oils.
For this homemade anti-aging face serum you will need just a handful of ingredients; argan oil, rosehip seed oil, geranium essential oil, lavender essential oil and frankincense essential oil.
Rosehip Seed Oil
Rosehip seed oil is very hydrating and loaded with skin nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids. This oil helps reduce scars and dark spots as well as fine lines. It also has antibacterial and anti fungal properties which is great for putting an end to acne. Rosehip seed oil is rich in vitamins A and C which help promote collagen production.
Argan oil is loaded with skin nourishing vitamins as well. It absorbs into the skin quickly and reduces inflammation. Argan oil is high in fatty acids and has been shown to help reduce acne breakouts. The vitamin E in argan oil helps to boost cell production which helps with exfoliation, for a brighter, clearer complexion.
Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium oil has amazing anti-aging effects on skin. It tightens and tones skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which helps to fight acne and soothe skin.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is healing and soothing. It is high in antioxidants which is nourishing to the skin. Lavender helps reduce redness, inflammation and scarring.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense has the ability to rejuvenate and revive the skin. Frankincense is wonderful for reducing fine lines and wrinkles as well as keep acne at bay.
How to use anti-aging face serum
Because this serum is so hydrating, I like to use it only at night. I would not suggest you use this during the day. When I use it at night, I find that I don’t even need a moisturizer during the day, thats how well it works!
After I have cleansed my face, I put 3 drops in the palm of my hand and use my fingertips to gently press the oils into my skin. You will instantly be able to feel the hydration and it smells amazing.
How to make anti-aging face serum
- 15ml glass dropper bottle
- 1.5 tsp 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil
- 1.5 tsp Organic Rosehip Seed Oil
- 4 drops Geranium Essential Oil
- 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil or on amazon
- 2 drops Frankincense Oil or on amazon
Combine all ingredients in glass dropper bottle, shake gently and that’s it!
Variations to try
Heavily Acne Prone: try tea tree essential oil
Redness/Irritation: try roman chamomile essential oil
Extra Dry Skin: try sandalwood essential oil
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