DIY Serum for Oily Skin

DIY Serum for Oily Skin

By Milly / December 13, 2019

Serums are a part of your daily skincare routine that you shouldn’t skip and today we will tell you why along with some of the best DIY serum for oily skin recipes!

homemade serum

Serums are mostly water based treatments that contain a higher concentration of active nutrients like vitamin E, C and K. Serums have small molecules that penetrate the skin deeply, letting it absorb all the good ingredients and nutrients. Let’s take a look at why it’s so important to use serums in our skin care routine!

The Importance of Using Serums:

  • Serums are formulated to target specific skin problems like dark spots, acne, fine lines, pores, wrinkles, and hyper-pigmentation.
  • Serums act as an anti-aging prevention, as a brightening treatment and can also help with any type of skin.
  • Due to its active ingredients, serums can bring antioxidants to the skin and restore cell growth.
  • Serums are made of mostly of lighter ingredients, making it perfect for oily skin since they hydrate without making your skin feel and look oily.
  • Basically, serums give your skin nutrients that moisturizers don’t, that’s why it’s so important to use both in your skin care routine. Moisturizers hydrate the outer layer of your skin while serums allow needed nutrients to soak deep into the skin.

DIY Serum for Oily Skin- Top 5 Recipes

All of the serums recipes below contain specific natural ingredients to target oily skin to leave it less oily and radiant.

1. Essentials Oil Serum for Oily Skin

homemade serum

The carrier oils in this recipe (jojoba and grapeseed oil), are super light, meaning they're perfect for those with oily skin. The essential oils in this recipe work together to fight bacteria and reduce their spread all while rejuvenating the skin.

You'll need:

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients in the glass dropper bottle and gently shake it to mix the carrier and essential oils.
  2. Apply a drop of the serum to your forehead, chin, and cheeks after your toner.
  3. Gently massage the serum into your skin, making sure your skin absorbs the oils.
  4. Continue with the next step in your skincare routine.

2. DIY Facial Serum for Oily/Acne-Prone Skin

This recipe uses ingredients that target oil production and fight acne. Tea tree essential oil is excellent at fighting acne with its antiseptic properties that tighten and protect the skin. The aloe vera gel in this recipe acts as a soothing and calming ingredient and also helps minimize large pores. The rose hydrosol helps to stop the other ingredients from drying your skin too much and it also reduces inflammation and hydrates the skin.

You'll need:

Instructions:

  • In a small bowl, add the aloe vera and rose hydrosol. Mix well go get a silky consistency.
  • Add the tea tree essential oil and mix again.
  • Transfer the mix to the glass dropper bottle.
  • Apply a drop of the serum to your forehead, chin, and cheeks after your toner.
  • Gently massage the serum into the skin, making sure your skin absorbs the oils.
  • Continue with the next step in your skincare routine.

3. Hyaluronic Acid Serum 

hyaluronic acid gel

Hyaluronic acid has some very powerful moisturizing agents which keep skin supple and soft at all times. It also controls the oil production and stops your skin from looking shiny all the time which is a common problem with oily skin. This serum provides a really strong barrier against environmental factors, so your skin stays nice and clean. This ingredient does a great job at healing old scars, dark spots, age spots and most importantly, it's a perfect anti-aging product.

You'll need:

  • 1/8 tsp hyaluronic acid powder
  • 2 tbsp distilled or purified water
  • glass dropper bottle

Instructions:

  1. In a clean bottle dropper, add the water and top with the hyaluronic acid powder.
  2. Shake well and store in the refrigerator.
  3. The serum will turn into a gel like substance after a few hours, but that's totally normal!
  4. Apply a drop of the serum to your forehead, chin, and cheeks after your toner.
  5. Gently massage the serum into your skin, making sure your skin absorbs the gel well.
  6. Continue with the next step in your skincare routine.
  7. Keep for only 2-3 weeks since it doesn't contain any preservatives.

4. Homemade Vitamin C and Glycerin Serum

homemade vitamin e serum

Glycerin is a perfect ingredient for this serum, because it draws water from the air and into your skin, and also moisturizes without letting it get greasy. The skin-soothing properties of glycerin will fight acne and soothe inflammation. Glycerin also contains humectants that lock in the moisture to keep your skin hydrated. The vitamin C works amazing for oily skin due to its antioxidant properties that help reduce wrinkles, dark spots and fine lines. It also protects your skin from sun damage.

You'll Need:

  • 1 tsp vitamin C powder
  • 1 tsp distilled water
  • 1 tsp glycerin
  • A small glass dropper bottle

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together until they're all dissolved and well blended.
  2. Pour into a small glass dropper bottle and shake well.
  3. Apply a drop of the serum to your forehead, chin, and cheeks after your toner.
  4. Gently massage the serum into your skin, making sure your skin absorbs the mix.
  5. Continue with the next step in your skincare routine.

5. Hydrating Facial Serum

tea tree oil

The hemp oil in this recipe is perfect for oily skin because it’s moisturizing, but not pore clogging. It balances oily skin, regulates sebum oil production, and hydrates all in one. This oil can reduce the acne caused by excess oil while the other oils work together to make the perfect serum for oily skin.

You'll need:

  • 1 tbsp Hemp Seed Oil 
  • 1 tbsp Evening primrose oil
  • 1 tsp Lemon oil

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients in the glass dropper bottle and gently shake it to mix the carrier and essential oils.
  2. Apply a drop of the serum to your forehead, chin, and cheeks after your toner.
  3. Gently massage the serum into your skin, making sure your skin absorbs the oils well.
  4. Continue with the next step in your skincare routine.

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