DIY Prickly Pear Seed Oil Face Serum

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With people becoming more and more conscious about their skincare, face serums have made their way into regular beauty routines, and for good reason, too. You see, face serums have a wide range of benefits to offer. Basically, they help protect, nourish, and hydrate your skin. But then, just like all your other skincare products, different serums can also address different skincare issues or concerns. So you have to choose the right one for you.

Here is a great DIY Prickly Pear Seed Oil Face Serum recipe that is great to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This one will also help soften and smoothen your skin and protect it from sun damage. You see, what makes prickly pear seed oil great for keeping your skin looking young is that it is full of antioxidants. And in case you didn’t know, to put things simply, antioxidants = anti-aging. They basically fight off all those nasty free radicals that that can cause some pretty serious long terms skin damage if not taken care of, such as fine lines and wrinkles, which we have already mentioned, but as well as dry skin, sun spots, and an uneven tone.

Having said all of that, it is also good to note that this DIY Prickly Pear Seed Oil Face Serum is safe, natural, yet effective. Not to mention that it is super easy to make as well. So if you’re interested, ingredients and instructions are right below:


DIY Prickly Pear Seed Oil


DIY Prickly Pear Seed Oil Face Serum Recipe

What You Need:

  • Needle
  • Funnel
  • 1 clean glass dropper bottle
  • Prickly Pear Seed Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • 1 Vitamin E Capsule
  • 3 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil (optional)

What To Do:

It really is very simple. Gathering all of the ingredients will probably be the hardest part. Now, once you have everything you need, start with your empty glass dropper bottle. Take your funnel and fill up half of it with your prickly pear seed oil. Next, take your vitamin E capsule and prick it with a needle. Squeeze out all of the good stuff and add it to the mix. Also using your funnel to add it to the bottle. If you want, add your three drops of lavender oil next. Again, this is optional. And finally, fill up the rest of the bottle with your jojoba oil. Of course, leave a little space and don’t fill it up to the rim.

Next, you want to close your dropper bottle tightly and rub it between your palms. This is actually one of the best ways to mix oils. The heat produced by your palms will help make sure that everything is nicely blended well together.

You now have your very own DIY Prickly Pear Seed Oil Face Serum.

How To Apply:

You basically apply this serum as you would any other. But in case you are new to the serum game, this is how you do it. Remember, the steps in your skincare matter. So basically, you apply your serum right after you have washed and cleansed your face but before you put on your moisturizer.

So it goes something like this. After you have washed and  cleansed your face, take a towel and pat dry. (Always pat dry. As much as possible, you want to avoid rubbing your face against a towel.) Now, this is the perfect time to apply your serum as your skin is freshly washed and even if you’ve already used a towel, it still is a bit “damp” so to speak, which means that it is the best time to absorb your serum.

Take about 2 drops of your DIY Prickly Pear Seed Oil Face Serum at the palm of your hand. Next, you want to rub your palms together to heat it up a bit. And then gently pat your palms all over you face and neck. Take about two seconds or so with each pat before lifting off. You want to give your skin time to absorb the serum and all the good stuff it has to offer. Once you have applied the serum all over, give it a minute or so before you move on to the next step in your skincare routine, which should be your moisturizer.

You can use this serum both in the morning and in the evening as well.


  • Dry Oil That Loves Your Skin - The high antioxidant content of prickly pear oil helps it to work as a dry oil. This means it is super absorbant. The oil penetrates deep without leaving a heavy feeling on the skin. Skin will be dry or dewy, super soft and hydrated. Will not cause break outs or clog pores despite being an "oil" Works perfectly under makeup and can be used alongside your morning or evening skin care routine.
  • Our BeYouthful Prickly Pear Seed Oil is a premium oil that is sourced from South Africa. This oil is 100% pure, unrefined, free from parabens, fillers, preservatives, additives or fragrances. Not tested on animals. Comes in amber glass bottle with dropper style dispenser to preserve the potency of the oil and make it easier to use.