Easy Anti-Aging DIY: A Hyaluronic Acid Serum You Can Make at Home
Just a few weeks ago I gave you the inside scoop on how to make your own anti-aging Vitamin C Serum with an easy-to-follow recipe. Today we are making its anti-aging sidekick: a DIY Hyaluronic Acid Serum that pairs perfectly with your Vitamin C Serum and will leave your skin glowing (and loving you) for days.
If you aren’t familiar with what Hyaluronic Acid can do for you skin, you need to be. This highly sought after skincare ingredient holds 1,000 times its weight in water, which gives your skin a more youthful appearance by increasing hydration. When you increase hydration, your skin becomes soft and supple, and your fine lines and wrinkles become less apparent.
Now that you know what Hyaluronic Acid does, you can understand why leading skincare brands use it in their products; it’s an incredible ingredient. That’s also why people spend $50 to $100+ on top anti-aging skincare products that contain it. With that said, this DIY version is just as affective, and you will only spend a fraction of the price.
I think we can all agree--that’s pretty awesome!
So, if you want to know how to make your own DIY Hyaluronic Acid Serum, here are the details:
What you will need:
1 gram Hyaluronic Acid Powder
3.5 oz. Cold distilled water
½ tsp. Glycerin
1 Green Tea Bag (natural anti-oxidant)
3 Drops of Lavender Oil
1 Small glass bottle (I had an empty one from a previous skincare product)
1. Steep the green tea into hot distilled water for 5 minutes and then allow the water to cool. For quick cooling, I placed it in the freezer for a few minutes.
2. Next, mix in the hyaluronic acid powder. It will appear chunky, but this is normal.
3. Now add the glycerin and lavender oil, and pour it all into the glass container.
4. Give your serum a good shake and place it in the refrigerator for an hour to allow the ingredients to gel together.
Now that you have your serum, you can use it on your face in the morning and evening prior to applying your moisturizer. This serum will last you a month refrigerated, and you should have plenty more product to replenish your supplies afterwards.
And if you don't have time to whip up your own batch, you can click through below to shop for skincare products that contain hyaluronic acid. Enjoy your glowing and youthful skin and be sure to visit my blog CitizensofBeauty.com for more beauty and makeup tips.