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How to Make a Face Serum at Home? Step by Step Guide

A lot of people use moisturizers, toners, face creams, etc to get perfect skin, but do you know a face serum is as important as any other product. It not only moisturizes your dry skin but also balances your oily skin.

What is a face serum and why you should use one?

Serums contain a high concentration of active ingredients such as Vitamin C, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, hydration, etc works as a lightweight moisturizer and directly heals your skin. It also helps fight with skin problems such as dryness, aging, acne, wrinkles, etc. And using a good, and especially a homemade serum ensures your face feels healthy and pampered, but not greasy.

We can’t emphasize enough on how it should be a part of your everyday skincare routine.

Regardless of your skin type, here are the top benefits of using a face serum in your everyday routine.

Top 5 Benefits of Face Serum 

  • Restore the radiance and brightness of your skin
  • Helps tighten your pores and get rid of aging
  • Reduces the dark spots and other blemishes on your face
  • Makes your skin look plumper
  • Moisturizes your skin and keeps it healthy

How to make a face serum at home?

DIY method to make a face serum at home is really simple and easy. You just need to be very careful while choosing the essential oils that work best on your skin. Before mentioning how to make a face serum according to your skin type, we would want to highlight some carrier oils that you should definitely avoid using on your skin.

Which Carrier Oil You Should Avoid Using On Your Face?

  • Coconut Oil – It makes the skin look more oily
  • Soy Bean Oil – It’s very heavy and should be avoided for an acne-prone skin
  • Marula Oil – It can cause pores as it contains a high content of capric acid
  • Flax Seed Oil – It is a little harsh on the skin, so it’s recommended to mix it with a lightweight moisturizer before applying it on the skin.

1. How to Make a Face Serum for Oily Skin

Ingredients required to make a face serum for Oily Skin

  • 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
  • 4 drops of patchouli essential oil
  • 4 drops lavender of essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil

How to apply?

  • Pour all the ingredients together in a glass container and shake well
  • Apply the mixture and massage for 3 to 4 minutes on your clean face every morning
  • You can also apply the same at night before going to bed

What are the best essential oils for your oily skin?

  • Jojoba Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Cypress Oil
  • Rosemary Oil
  • Sandalwood Oil
  • Patchouli Oil
  • Peppermint Oil

2. How to Make a Face Serum for Dry Skin

Ingredients required to make a serum

  • 1 and a 1/2 tablespoon of jojoba oil
  • 4 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops of roman chamomile essential oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon of argan oil

How to apply?

  • Pour all the above-mentioned ingredients together in a glass container and shake well
  • Cleanse your face well and then apply a drop of serum to your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin.
  • Now gently massage in upward strokes
  • Apply and massage with serum every morning and evening

What are the best essential oils for your dry skin?

  • Argan Oil
  • Rose Oil
  • Jasmine Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Geranium Oil
  • Cedarwood Oil
  • Roman Chamomile Oil
  • Sandalwood Oil

3. How to Make a Face Serum for Normal Skin

Ingredients Required

  • 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
  • 4 drops of frankincense essential oil
  • 4 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops of geranium essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon of rose oil

How to apply?

  • Pour all the ingredients together in a glass container and shake well
  • Apply and massage with 3 to 4 drops of serum on your clean face
  • Try this remedy every morning and evening

What are the best essential oils for your normal skin?

  • Jojoba Oil
  • Rosehip Oil
  • Frankincense Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Rose
  • Geranium Oil

4. How to Make a Face Serum for Combination Skin

Ingredients required to make a serum

  • 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
  • 4 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops of sandalwood essential oil
  • 4 drops of frankincense essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon of rosehip seed oil
  • 4 drops of geranium essential oil

How to apply?

  • Pour all the ingredients together in a glass container
  • Shake the bottle well and leave it for about 30 minutes to let the ingredients mix
  • Apply and massage with 3 to 4 drops of serum on your clean face with upward strokes
  • Try this remedy every morning and evening

What are the best essential oils for your combination skin?

  • Rosehip Oil
  • Frankincense Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Myrrh Oil
  • Sandalwood Oil
  • Geranium Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Patchouli Oil
  • Jasmine Oil

5. How to Make a Face Serum for Anti-Aging Skin

Ingredients required to make a serum

  • 1/4 teaspoon of vitamin E
  • 1 tablespoon of rosehip seed oil
  • 2 tablespoon of jojoba oil
  • 2 drops of myrrh essential oil
  • 3 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops of frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops of patchouli essential oil

How to apply?

  • Place jojoba, rosehip seed oil, and vitamin E into a glass bottle
  • Add essential oils, and gently roll the bottle with your palm to mix all the ingredients
  • Apply and massage with 3 to 4 drops of serum on your clean face and neck for a smooth skin

What are the best essential oils for your anti-aging skin?

  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Lemongrass Oil
  • Rosehip Oil
  • Rosemary Oil
  • Frankincense Oil
  • Cedarwood Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Myrrh Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Patchouli Oil
  • Jasmine Oil

6. How to Make a Face Serum for Acne-Prone Skin

Ingredients required to make a serum

  • 4 tablespoon of tea tree 0il
  • 2 tablespoon of jojoba oil
  • 4 drops of lemongrass oil
  • 10 drops of Lavender oil

How to apply?

  • Pour all the ingredients together in a glass container and shake the bottle well for about 30 minutes to mix the ingredients
  • Apply and massage with 3 to 4 drops of serum on your clean face with upward strokes
  • Try this remedy every morning and evening

What are the best essential oils for your acne-prone skin?

  • Lemon Oil
  • Sandalwood Oil
  • Carrot Seed Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Rosemary Oil
  • Frankincense Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Lemongrass Oil

7. How to Make a Face Serum for Sensitive Skin

Ingredients required to make a serum

  • 4 tablespoon of frankincense essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
  • 4 tablespoon helichrysum essential oil
  • 4 tablespoon sandalwood essential oil
  • 4 drops of lavender oil

How to apply?

  • Pour all the ingredients together in a glass container and shake the bottle well so that all the ingredients can be mixed
  • Apply and massage with 3 to 4 drops of serum on your clean face with upward strokes
  • Try this remedy every morning and evening

What are the best essential oils for your sensitive skin?

  • Cedarwood Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Ylang Ylang Oil
  • Neroli Oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Helichrysum Oil
  • Frankincense Oil
  • Sandalwood Oil

8. How to Make a Face Serum for Clear Skin

Ingredients required to make a serum

  • 15-20 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 15-20 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops of grapeseed oil
  • 15-20 drops of copaiba essential oil
  • 15-20 drops of frankincense essential oil
  • 8-10 drops of rose essential oil

How to apply?

  • Pour all the ingredients together in a glass container and shake the bottle well for about 30 minutes to mix the ingredients
  • Apply and massage with 3 to 4 drops of serum on your clean face with upward strokes
  • Try this remedy every morning and evening

What are the best essential oils for your clear skin?

  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Frankincense Oil
  • Rose Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Copaiba Oil
  • Frankincense Oil
  • Cedarwood Oil
  • Ylang Ylang Oil
  • Neroli Oil
  • Lemon Oil
  • Patchouli Oil

9. How to Make a Face Serum for Glowing Skin

Ingredients required to make a serum

  • ½ teaspoon of aloe vera gel
  • ½ teaspoon of Jojoba oil
  • 6 teaspoons of rose water
  • 8-10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of pure glycerine

How to apply?

  • Add 1 teaspoon of glycerin to the glass bottle
  • Now add ½ teaspoon of Jojoba oil and 8-10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • Also, add 6-8 teaspoons of rose water and ½ teaspoon of aloe vera gel
  • Close the lid of the glass bottle and roll it in the palm of your hand to mix all the ingredients well
  • Apply and massage with 3 to 4 drops of serum on your clean face with upward strokes

What are the best essential oils for your glowing skin?

  • Jojoba Oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Geranium Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Roman Chamomile Oil
  • Lemongrass Oil
  • Rosemary Oil

Here’s a general formula to apply these natural face serums on your skin: 

To get the utmost benefits of a face serum, it’s very important that you use it correctly. Here’s a step-by-step guide to ensure that you apply it rightly on your skin.

  • Cleanse your skin thoroughly with a cleanser or toner
  • Wait for a few minutes before applying the serum
  • Take 3-4 drops of your homemade face serum as per your skin type and apply in on your face
  • Massage softly in upward strokes, until it is fully absorbed into your skin
  • Now apply a moisturizer and you are good to go

Conclusion

A face serum is a very crucial part of your everyday skincare routine but often neglected. It’s really really important to use a face serum as per your skin type. It’s best and most effective if you use a homemade serum that is not only in your budget but also very beneficial and 100% natural. Using a face serum following the right steps is only going to give you naturally soft and clean skin.