If you have oily skin, you will undoubtedly have regular breakouts. Acne, despite being a common skin ailment, can leave scars and discoloration. As a result, you can’t just apply any product without first evaluating its content and effectiveness on your skin. There are several options for acne serums, but nothing beats trying a DIY serum for acne that’s devoid of chemicals. And we got a specialist to assist you!
Health Shots spoke to Dr Rinky Kapoor, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist, and Dermato-Surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics, to find out the best DIY serums for your skin.
Dr Kapoor says, “Serums are a fantastic alternative if you are looking for a skin care solution that nourishes the skin and takes away the skin woes.” They work directly on the skin, and if you use a serum that suits your skin type, it won’t clog the pores and help avoid breakouts.
Reasons why you need serums in your skincare routine
If you are still struggling to decide whether or not to include serums in your skincare regimen, read the benefits of serums to help you make up your mind.
1. When your skin is severely dry and rough, applying a moisturizer is not enough. You should apply hydrating face serums to bring your dry skin back to life. You’ll have hydrated, smooth, and soft skin all day long.
2. Serums are lighter and, therefore get absorbed into the skin more quickly. Due to this, the serum will soothe your sensitive skin and can help with anti ageing, skin brightening, and improving texture.
3. Scars and blemishes can make your skin look dull. But serums can help with it. It reduces the appearance of scars and blemishes and can reveal much brighter and more beautiful skin.
4. If you want to keep your skin looking youthful, you need to use a serum! The serum helps to protect your skin from UV damage that may cause premature aging and wrinkles. Moreover, it helps to minimize the effect of fine lines.
5. Face serum helps to boost the collagen of your skin to keep it firm, soft and shining.
Can serums help with acne-prone skin?
Oily skin is prone to breakouts and infections. But serums can do wonders for acne-prone skin because they contain fewer fillers and have a watery texture instead of oily. This makes serums a boon for oily and acne prone skin types.
According to Dr Kapoor, “DIY serums are made of lighter ingredients, and they are particularly suitable for acne prone skin because they moisturize without making the skin shine like an oil slick.”
So, are you ready to find out the most suitable serums? Let’s go!
Here are 4 homemade serums you can prepare in no time at home:
1. Vitamin C and rose water
Blend 3 tablespoons of vitamin C powder with 2 tablespoons of rose water, 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil, and 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel. Store it in a clean and dry bottle. This serum will also help revive the dead skin. Use it in your morning routine before your moisturizer.
2. Vitamin A and essential oils
Blend 5 drops of carrot seed oil, lavender essential oil, tea tree oil, and rosehip essential oil together, and add 20 drops of grapeseed oil. Store it in an amber glass bottle. Since this serum has vitamin A (retinol), it is best used at night.
3. Essential oils and turmeric
In a clean and dry bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 3-4 drops of castor oil, tea tree essential oil, lavender oil, and a small pinch of organic turmeric powder. Store it in a clean bottle and use this serum every night after cleansing your face.
4. Tea tree oil and aloe vera
Tea tree oil is an excellent antibacterial for acne prone skin. Take 20 drops of tea tree essential oil, 10 drops of rosemary essential oil, 20 drops of rose water, and 4 tablespoons of aloe vera. Blend all ingredients to a serum like consistency and store in a clean dry glass bottle away from sunlight. Use it in your morning routine.
Make sure you take a patch test before you use any serum on your face to avoid further skin problems. Store the serums away from the sun and remember that you need only 2-3 drops of serum to cover your face and neck. Overusing the product will not make it more effective.