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DIY Dark Spot Serum: Sandalwood and Frankincense Marvel for Your Skin


About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Introducing our game-changing DIY Dark Spot Serum: a miraculous blend of Sandalwood and Frankincense that will work wonders for your skin! If you’ve been struggling to find an effective solution to soothe and treat those stubborn dark spots, look no further.

This potent serum harnesses the power of natural ingredients to fade dark spots and brighten your complexion, revealing a radiant and even-toned skin you’ll love. Plus, we’ve got you covered with a formulation suitable for all skin types, except for sensitive skin, where we offer gentle alternatives. Say goodbye to those pesky dark spots and say hello to a revitalized and confident you.

Ingredients Needed

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Important: For sensitive skin, the lemon essential oil is to be omitted. The sandalwood and frankincense essential oils are enough to make the serum as effective. However, if you wish to replace the lemon essential oil, you can use instead green tea essential oil or chamomile essential oil.

Tools Needed

  • 30-milliliter (1 US fl oz) glass serum dropper bottle to store the serum
  • Small funnel

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: DIY Dark Spot Serum

Important: For sensitive skin, the lemon essential oil is to be omitted or replaced as mentioned above.

1- Start by adding 6 drops of the lemon essential oil in the glass dropper bottle.

DIY Dark Spot Serum. Add lemon essential oil
Add lemon essential oil

2- Add 4 drops of the sandalwood essential oil.

DIY Dark Spot Serum. Add sandalwood essential oil
Add sandalwood essential oil

3- Add 2 drops only of the frankincense essential oil.

DIY Dark Spot Serum. Add frankincense essential oil
Add frankincense essential oil

4- Using a small funnel, fill the bottle with grapeseed carrier oil. Leave a little space empty at the top, to allow mixing the ingredients.

DIY Dark Spot Serum. Add grapeseed carrier oil
Add grapeseed carrier oil

5- Seal the dropper bottle, and shake it well for 2 minutes to ensure the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

6- Your DIY Dark Spot Serum is now done! You can use it immediately.

DIY Dark Spot Serum. Final product
DIY Dark Spot Serum. Final product

How To Use: DIY Dark Spot Serum

Using our DIY Dark Spot Serum with Sandalwood and Frankincense is a breeze. Follow these simple steps to incorporate it into your skincare routine for optimal results:

Step 1: Cleanse Your Face
Start with a clean canvas by washing your face with a gentle cleanser suitable for your skin type. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

Step 2: Patch Test
Before applying the serum to your entire face, perform a patch test. Dab a small amount of the mixture on a discreet area of your skin, like the inside of your forearm. Wait for 24 hours to ensure there are no adverse reactions.

Step 3: Apply the Serum
Once the patch test confirms that your skin tolerates the serum, you’re ready to apply it. It is preferable to apply it before you go to bed. You can use it during the day, but you should not expose your skin to sunlight. Take a few drops of the DIY Dark Spot Serum and gently massage it onto the areas with dark spots or uneven pigmentation. Avoid the eye area.

Step 4: Let It Absorb
Allow the serum to absorb into your skin for a few minutes. Its powerful ingredients will work their magic to target and fade those pesky dark spots. After the skin has absorbed the serum, apply your preferred moisturizing cream.

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Benefits: DIY Dark Spot Serum

The DIY Dark Spot Serum with Sandalwood and Frankincense offers a myriad of benefits for your skin. Let’s explore the remarkable advantages of incorporating this potent elixir into your skincare routine:

  1. Fades Dark Spots: The powerful combination of Sandalwood and Frankincense essential oils helps target and fade dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone, revealing a more even complexion.
  2. Brightens Skin: With regular use, the serum promotes a radiant and glowing appearance, giving your skin a brighter and healthier look.
  3. Nourishes and Hydrates: The Grapeseed carrier oil in the serum deeply nourishes and hydrates the skin, leaving it soft, supple, and well-moisturized.
  4. Anti-Aging Properties: Both Sandalwood and Frankincense essential oils have natural anti-aging properties that may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promoting a more youthful-looking skin.
  5. Soothes Irritation: Sandalwood and Frankincense are known for their calming and soothing properties, making the serum suitable for those with sensitive skin or skin prone to irritation.
  6. Supports Skin Repair: The serum’s ingredients may aid in the skin’s natural repair process, helping to heal damaged skin and promote a healthier overall complexion.
  7. Antioxidant Defense: Frankincense is rich in antioxidants that help protect the skin from free radical damage, which can contribute to premature aging and other skin concerns.
  8. Non-Greasy Formula: The serum’s lightweight and non-greasy formula make it easy to incorporate into your skincare routine without leaving a heavy residue.
  9. All-Natural Ingredients: The DIY Dark Spot Serum is crafted from natural and pure ingredients, free from harmful chemicals and additives, ensuring a safer and gentler option for your skin.
  10. Customizable for All Skin Types: The recipe allows for customization, making it suitable for all skin types except sensitive skin, where gentle alternatives like green tea essential oil or chamomile essential oil can be used.
  11. Boosts Confidence: By addressing dark spots and uneven skin tone, the serum can help enhance your self-confidence, allowing you to feel more comfortable and proud of your skin.

Harness the marvel of Sandalwood and Frankincense in this DIY Dark Spot Serum, and experience these incredible benefits as it transforms your skin into a radiant, even-toned canvas you’ll love.

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Frequently Asked Questions: DIY Dark Spot Serum

1. How often should I use the DIY Dark Spot Serum?
For best results, use the serum once daily, depending on your skin’s needs and tolerance. Consistency is key to achieving visible improvements over time.

2. Can I apply the serum all over my face?
The DIY Dark Spot Serum is specifically formulated to target dark spots and uneven pigmentation. Focus on applying it directly to the affected areas for the most effective results.

3. Can I use the serum if I have sensitive skin?
While the serum is suitable for all skin types except sensitive skin, those with sensitive skin can omit or replace lemon essential oil with gentle alternatives like green tea essential oil or chamomile essential oil.

4. How long will it take to see results?
Results may vary depending on individual skin types and the severity of dark spots. Some users may notice improvements within a few weeks, while others may require more time for noticeable changes.

5. Can I apply makeup over the serum?
Yes, you can apply makeup over the serum once it has fully absorbed into your skin. Allow a few minutes for the serum to penetrate before applying makeup for the best application.

6. Is it safe to use the serum during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
As a precaution, it’s best to consult with a healthcare professional or dermatologist before using the serum during pregnancy or while breastfeeding to ensure it is safe for you and your baby.

7. Can men use the DIY Dark Spot Serum?
Absolutely! The serum is suitable for all genders and skin types. Men can benefit from its dark spot fading properties and overall skin nourishment.

8. Is it necessary to refrigerate the serum?
While refrigeration can extend the shelf life of the serum, it is not essential. Store the serum in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to maintain its potency.

9. Can the serum be used on other parts of the body with dark spots?
Yes, the serum can be used on other areas of the body with dark spots or hyperpigmentation, such as the neck, chest, or hands.

10. What do I do if I experience irritation after using the serum?
If you experience any irritation or allergic reactions, discontinue use immediately. Rinse the affected area with water and consult a dermatologist for personalized advice.

Remember, the DIY Dark Spot Serum is a natural solution, but individual responses may vary. Always perform a patch test before use and listen to your skin’s needs for the best outcome.

More articles on DIY natural and handmade body oils and serums:

Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps to make your own DIY Dark Spot Serum are demonstrated in the first 8m 12s of this video.


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