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Beauty Pantry: Vitamin C Face Serum

by Jules Aron

photo credit: Georgy Papp for Pretty Zen

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.

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.

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