When it comes to aging, no one wants to deal with the wrinkles and uneven, sagging skin that comes along with it. American women alone spend millions of dollars a year on products to keep themselves looking younger, often to no avail. You can avoid the frustration of aging skin and save yourself some money in the process by making your own anti-aging serum that you can wear alone or under makeup, day and night. Discover the great ingredients of your own serum that can help keep your skin looking amazing.
Yup, the stuff you drink is as healthy for your skin as it is for your insides. When you brew a half cup of water with 2 regular green tea bags, you get a caffeine and antioxidant boost that helps fight free radicals that age your skin while improving skin circulation at the same time. As a base for your homemade anti-aging serum, green tea is not only easy to find and inexpensive, but it’s great for your skin as well.
In powder form to be applied topically (don’t just crush up a capsule, it’s not as effective), Vitamin C is a wonderful collagen boost that tightens and brightens your skin from deep within. It’s also great for breaking up pooled blood and improving circulation, making it fabulous for under eye circles and bags. A great component in your homemade anti-aging serum, Vitamin C powder is great for encouraging collagen production in your skin, which plumps skin and helps prevent and repair fine lines and wrinkles.
Finally, Vitamin E oil is the ingredient in your serum that will help moisturize and revitalize your skin. Vitamin E oil (in broken capsule or liquid form) is essential for repairing skin after the sun’s harmful rays and for helping keeping skin moist and hydrated. Added to your homemade anti-aging serum, Vitamin E oil is an essential vitamin that can keep your skin healthy for years to come.
Getting the most out of your homemade anti-aging serum
Creating your own anti-aging serum is a simple process. Your base, the green tea, is the main foundation of your serum, and is easily made by combining a half cup of boiling water with 2 tea bags. After allowing the green tea to cool, add 3 tablespoons of Vitamin E oil to the liquid and pour the mixture into a lotion bottle (it will be runny in texture). Shake well before each use, adding a pinch of Vitamin C powder and rubbing between your palms before applying to your face morning and night.
Make sure that you don’t add the Vitamin C directly to the lotion bottle as it goes rancid when it is wet, and keeps better when it’s left in powder form until you are ready to use it. Also make sure that you shake the lotion bottle each time you use it, allowing the green tea and Vitamin E oil to mix well. A few drops into your palm mixed with the Vitamin C is all you need to cover your face and neck.
What makes this serum so great is that it does everything those expensive serums do, but it is a fraction of the cost without all the added chemicals! When you have your own homemade anti-aging serum you can keep on top of your aging skin and make sure you age more gracefully and save money while you’re doing it.