DIY Face Glow Serum

Can’t wait to try this recipe! What combo are you going to try?


by Lindsey Mills | staff writer for The Snap Mom

Women in America spend 426 BILLION dollars a year on beauty products. No doubt about it, we all want beautiful flawless skin. While there is no miracle product, this serum is pretty darn good. Like, really good. And it’s so affordable! Most of us deal with some sort of “issue” with our skin: texture, acne, fine lines or wrinkles, the list goes on. Making your own serum means you can tailor and tweak it to be just what you need. Drinking a ton of water and eating a clean diet are also super helpful, but I’m going to believe you already do that.

We tend to over cleanse and strip our skin. Then we use products laden with petroleum or silicones to “rehydrate”. And in consequence, our skin overproduces oil. I have seen a massive change in my skin since I started using this serum after every cleanse.

When choosing the fatty oils for your serum, it’s important to choose a good blend for your skin type. Oily or acne prone skin needs a 0-1 on the comedogenic scale, while super dry skin needs heavier oils.

Comedogenic scale:

0 – Will Not Clog Pores
1 – Low
2 – Moderately Low
3 – Moderate
4 – Fairly High
5 – High

Fatty oils and their comedogenic ratings:

Hemp seed -0
Sunflower-0
Red raspberry seed-1
Rose hip-1
Avocado-2
Olive-2
Grapeseed-2
Jojoba -2
Almond-2
Coconut-4

Next choose your essential oils. Make sure you pick for treatment, not scent! Although some oils just smell sooo good.

Essential oils for skin, and their benefits:

Roman Chamomile
Antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, soothes redness

Lemongrass
Great for dissolving sebum and keeping pores clear

Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree)
Antibacterial, anti-fungal, cleansing and rejuvenating, disinfects pores and treats acne

Lavender
Antiseptic, antibacterial, helps with overproduction of sebum, soothing

Carrot seed
Helps regenerate skin cells, reduces acne scars and sagging skin

Frankincense
Tones skin, antibacterial, it is cytophylactic, so it protects existing cells while encouraging new cells, great for treating wrinkles and minimizing pores

Geranium
Elasticity, evens skin tone, regulates oil production, improved circulation to area

Rose

Great for dry or aging skin, refines texture, can help with psoriasis

Recipe:

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I start with a 2-4 oz glass amber jar with a dropper top

Then I do about 10-20 total drops of essential oils per tablespoon of fatty oil.

Shake up and use on a clean face, twice a day!

My favorite mix for my combo skin is: jojoba, red raspberry seed, Lemongrass, Melaleuca, Frankincense, and Roman Chamomile!

Be careful around your eyes. If you get essential oils in your eyes, flush out with olive oil. Water will only spread the oil, making it burn worse!

I also spot treat breakouts with Tea tree oil neat (undiluted). I can feel a difference within minutes!

What’s your favorite skin glow combo??

Feature image: © Yuri Arcurs / Fotolia

About the author:

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Lindsey is a scrunchy wife and mom to two adorable girls. She is also the salon owner of Southern Roots and works part time doing hair. She loves animals, gardening, and is very involved in her home church.

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