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Make Your Own Luxurious Facial Serum

Most people are afraid of putting oil on their skin. Especially someone who's suffered from acne. Actually, oil-based serums are wonderful for all types of skin ailments, including acne.

Oils protect our skin. It's important to keep it clean, of course, but don't feel like you need to scrub your face till it's tight and keep it as dry as possible to avoid breakouts. In fact, that really does much more harm than good. As you strip your skin of natural oils your face responds by making more oil. Face oils & serums are a wonderful way to cleanse, heal, moisturize and protect your skin.

Best of all, making facial serum is really easy! If you've ever spent $200 on a facial serum you will be so upset when you see how easy this is! All you need is a carrier oil (or oils!) and essential oils (or oil!) of your choice. I've written about the properties of different carrier oils before as well as a few essential oils, but I'll summarize a bit.

First, choose your carrier oil. The oil you use will depend on your skin type and what you're going for. You can also blend as many carrier oils as you want as the base for your serum! There are so many to choose from, but here are my favorites:

Properties of Carrier Oils