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Use this DIY anti-ageing serum and say goodbye to your wrinkles

You can choose lemon essential oil as an antioxidant base as it is high in vitamin C and it’s often found in many of the anti-ageing products. © Shutterstock

Prepare a DIY anti-ageing serum at home with these essential oils to fight fine lines and wrinkles.

Written by Sanyukta Baijal |Updated : May 26, 2020 10:31 PM IST

Time leaves its mark on your body and the signs of it are the most prominent on your face. Yes, we are talking about those wrinkles, fine lines here and there which bother you apart from other physical manifestations of ageing. So, just like your physical health, your skin also needs extra care as you grow old. People often opt for commercially available anti-ageing products which may contain harmful chemicals. They may cause side effects like rashes, burning, irritation, etc. depending upon the texture of your skin. So, during the lockdown, when it is a bit tough to go out and pick your skincare essentials, we recommend you to use more nature-based treatments. Here is the recipe of a DIY anti-aging serum which you can make at home with 3 easily available ingredients at your home. Take a look at the simple steps to prepare the serum.

Step 1: Pick an antioxidant base like lemon essential oil

Antioxidants can help ward off chronic diseases because of their effects on free radicals. They can also have an impact on anti-ageing signs like wrinkles. You can choose lemon essential oil as an antioxidant base as it is high in vitamin C and it's often found in many of the anti-ageing products. Lemon essential oil also has antimicrobial properties. However, make sure you don't expose your skin to the sun right after applying lemon or other citrus essential oils.

Step 2: Choose sandalwood oil to moisturize and rejuvenate your skin

When it comes to fighting fine lines and wrinkles, moisturizing oil extracted from sandalwood is one of the best options. As you age, your natural levels of moisture tend to drop which leads to wrinkled skin and fine signs of ageing. Sandalwood oil has anti-inflammatory effects and helps in trapping water in your skin which enhances skin-cell turnover.

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Step 3: Select a carrier oil like almond oil

Before you apply an essential oil to your skin, it must be mixed with a carrier oil, or else, it may have adverse effects on your skin.

Carrier oils like almond oil have additional moisturizing benefits. This oil is your go-to option for fighting wrinkles. Additionally, almond oil has significant anti-inflammatory benefits that are used for skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis. Almond oil may also help in improving:

  • complexion
  • dry skin
  • scars
  • skin tone

How to use

  • You'll need to dilute lemon essential oil with almond oil before you apply it to your skin.
  • Use a separate bottle for mixing and put about 10 drops of lemon essential oil per 1/2 ounce of almond oil.
  • Once you have mixed everything to form your serum, it's a good idea to test it on your skin apart from your face to avoid any allergic reaction.
  • Apply the mixture on your arm. If you notice any reaction within 24 hours, it means that you are allergic to the oil and shouldn't use it anymore.
  • You may also add lesser drops of lemon essential oil to the mix.
  • To get the desired results, you should apply the mixture twice daily.

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