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Springing into our second installment of the new DIY beauty and wellness section: The Beauty Pantry—with self care recipes you can make at home using a few ingredients from your own pantry.
Vitamin C Face Serum
Welcome Spring with fresh, dewy skin complements of this DIY sunny facial serum. With the Vitamin C rich Amazonian wonder fruit, camu camu and lemon juice at its base, and a touch of aloe vera and glycerin, you'll be saying farewell to your dull winter skin in a hurry.
Makes 2 ½ ounces.
1 teaspoon camu-camu powder
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon warm distilled water
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
Mix the warm water and lemon juice in a small bowl and add the camu powder, allowing the powder to dissolve completely. Then, using a funnel, pour the mixture into a small glass bottle, adding the aloe vera gel and glycerin. Replace the lid and shake to combine the ingredients.
To use, smooth a small amount over your face, neck and chest. Allow to absorb into your skin.
Store sealed in the refrigerator. Use within 1week for maximum freshness and potency.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jules Aron the best-selling author of Zen and Tonic: Savory and Fresh Cocktails for the Enlightened Drinker, Vegan Cheese, Simple, Delicious, Plant-Based Cheese Recipes, Nourish and Glow and Fresh and Pure. She holds a Masters degree from New York University, is a Certified Yoga, Qigong & Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, and is a Certified Health & Nutrition Coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Aron has been featured in The New York Post, The Today Show, Women's Health, Organic Spa, Well + Good and MindBodyGreen, and is a regular contributor to Thrive and Woman's World Magazines as well as other national fitness and wellness magazines.