Best DIY Hydrating Serums For Summer 2022


        Summers are already here, and hydration is a must. Nothing could be better than water when it comes to hydrating yourself. And as you already know, our facial skin needs more pampering! after all, it is the most exposed part of your body. Skin hydration is important because hydrated skin looks much healthier, plump, and vibrant.

DIY Summer Serums

If you are looking to amp up your skin this summer, you have to introduce serums in your skin routine. Why Serums? 

Serum has the power to transform your skin's health. "Serums typically contains antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E, as well as any other ingredients you may be using to target specific topical concerns." says Marnie Nussbaum, MD, a dermatologist based in New York. That means serums are more potent than trying to get the same active ingredients through a moisturizer or mask. Plus, the thin consistency is able to penetrate the skin more easily.

With so many serums on the market, however, how do you know which one is right for you? It is not always easy (for people like me) to find the best serum for your skin type, until and unless you are a well-versed scholar of ingredients present in that serum, and knows exactly which one will suits you the best, obviously skin wise.
It may happen you end up buying darn expensive serum and it does not suit you at all!! Yes, it is pretty much possible! To avoid this Boo-Boo situation, here are 100% safe and homemade serums with all organic ingredients with literally zero side effects. Also, all timings given here for these Serums are approximate. You know your skin best. If it starts to strongly tingle or burn, rinse it off immediately! It’s always best to start with the shortest amount of time given, and increase gradually, when you know how your skin reacts. I recommend leaving these Serums on your skin from 10-30 minutes maximum.

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I will start with the one I am using right now, and my favorite too.


DIY Vitamin C Serum

Oily, acne-prone, dry or combination skin, this serum has got you covered! This treats pigmentation, scars, spots, blemishes, wrinkles and whatnot. This has worked wonders on my skin. It makes my skin so plump and glowing. 

Ingredients Required:

Fresh Organic Orange Peel - Half of an orange

Rose Water - 2 Tablespoon ( May vary )

Are you wondering whether I have missed mentioning the other elements, the answer is NO. This is it. 

Prep Time - 60 Seconds

Steps to follow:

Grind the peel with rose water

Make sure this paste should not be of runny consistency. It should be thick like jelly

Strain the mixture and press the residual with a spoon to extract all that we need

Apply it all over your face and neck and leave it overnight, if it feels comfortable on your skin. However, you can wash your face after 30 minutes too

You can add a quarter teaspoon of whey water (the watery portion of milk that separates from the curds), only if your skin is dry and you feel the need.

Things to remember

Do not use waxed oranges.

Only use fresh orange peel.

As it has anti-oxidants, make only small batches for storage, so that you can use all the goodness.

Store it in a glass bottle only.

Can use on daily basis, but I suggest go with your instinct, any which way it suits you the best, daily, alternative day, in every two days. Whichever suits your skin the best



I believe that age is just a number, though skin and body start showing up the signs of aging. Vitamin A is well known for reducing aging. Vitamin A also helps to speed up healing, prevent breakouts and support the skin's immune system and it promotes natural moisturising - which means it helps to hydrate the skin effectively, giving it a radiant glow. Well this Serum will certainly make you look younger and brighter. It gets absorbed in the skin instantly and thus helps in reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Ingredients Required:

Aloe vera Gel (colorless and odorless)- 1 Tablespoon

One Vitamin A Capsule.

1 Carrot. (Highly rich in Vitamin A)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Steps to Follow:

Grind carrot in a mixer grinder without water

Strain it and extract the juices

Take a bowl, extract the contents of one Vitamin A capsule

Now add the carrot juice and aloe Vera gel, mix them well and make a gel consistency paste

Apply it all over your face and neck.

Things to Remember

If you are not using organic carrots, wash them properly, peel of the skin, and then grind.

Only use the best quality Aloe Vera Gel.


Exfoliating Serum At Home

A blend of natural alpha hydroxy acids works to gently exfoliate skin cells to lighten hyperpigmentation and smooth out texture. Basically, there are two types of exfoliations, one is physical and the other one is chemical. Fortunately for natural beauty lovers, you don’t need to buy harsh chemical products to give yourself a gentle, at-home chemical exfoliation. Chemical exfoliation is when a fruit acid or milk acid is applied to the skin which breaks down the substance holding the dead skin cells to your skin, and allows them to be rinsed away. When the exfoliation of the skin is done by either process, a layer of younger skin reveals, this is the smoother skin cells underneath. This smoother skin texture (generally with clearer appearance, and a rosy glow) makes us look younger. The effect is temporary, of course, because our skin is constantly producing new cells, and readying the old ones to slough off. 

Ingredients Required:




Glycerine (Only if Dry Skin)

Prep Time : 10 Minutes

Steps to follow:

Cut the Papaya longitudinally into two halves

Use 1/4th of one half portion, clean and remove the seeds

Cut one medium-size or two small size tomatoes

Put cut tomatoes and papaya in a mixer grinder and squeeze one orange into it, now grind it coarsely,

Strain and extract the smooth paste 

Apply it all over your face and neck

Leave it for half an hour or overnight whichever you think suits you the best.

Things to Remember

Prefer to use these in the evening, as Alpha hydroxy acids (Mild and Naturalūüėáthough) may make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

Store it in a glass bottle only.

Or you can freeze it in the form of ice cubes too.

Use only Desi or organic fruits and vegetables. 

These are my favorite serums, and fortunately they are less painful on our pockets and skin. Include these completely natural Serums in your beauty routine at home and feel beautiful.

To me real beauty is a natural beauty, at the end of the day being natural is incredibly empowering, just embrace the natural beauty within you.

Let it shine glamorously.


  1. I've been looking for the right serum for ages. I love being able to make my own as well because I know what's on it.

  2. I love to take care of my skin, and recently got a Vit C serum. I've always thought that creating skincare serums is too complicated. But, your post inspired me to create my own serum. Thanks for sharing!

    Fritzie |

    1. Ah this is something I was eying for Fritzie ..these kind of comments..pls do post on the comparison study!!

  3. Nice post. I love the idea of making your own serum to match your needs. Thanks for sharing how to do that.

    Anita x niannilifestyleblog

    1. Thank you Anita, Do try them they are safe n natural :)

  4. I never knew I could make my own serums - thanks for the inspiration

  5. I love using serums but have never tried to make my own before. This is such an interesting and helpful post.

  6. I never tried to make my own serum but I am absolutely shocked by how fast it is to make them! WIll surely try my hand on the vitamin c serum and the glowing one, thank you for sharing x

    1. Sure do try them and let me know how you like the results Cristina :)

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