You must’ve been hearing constantly in those ads of various creams, lotions, serums, face-washes, and what-not about the fact that they now contain the anti-ageing properties of ‘Vitamin C’. Surely, a lot of people buy those cosmetics that claim to be helpful in dealing with wrinkles and age spots. But there are effective natural remedies too for getting a better skin. But before learning about them, let’s discuss a thing or two about how Vitamin C is good for your skin.
Benefits of Vitamin C for your skin
Increases collagen production
Collagen is the natural structural protein in skin tissues. It provides them support and maintains a healthy glow. More collagen equals to healthy and wrinkles free skin!
Vitamin C has a lot of anti-oxidants that help in repair and renewal of skin cells. This makes your skin look much younger and youthful.
Helps in getting even skin tone
It reduces hyperpigmentation and the dark spots over your hands and face, thus giving you an even skin tone.
Brightens the skin
It helps in brightening and tightening the skin.
Repairs sun damage
Last but not the least, Vitamin C can also help repair the damage caused due to sun exposure and you can get the original glow of your skin back!
Homemade Vitamin C Serum Recipe
Here is a step-by-step process to create Vitamin C serum for yourself to get wrinkle and spot free skin.
Vitamin C powder: 1 tablespoon
Filtered water/glycerin: 1 tablespoon
Aloe vera gel: 1 tablespoon
Vitamin E oil: 1/2 tablespoon (optional)
Take a small bowl. Mix the vitamin C powder and water/glycerin. Whisk or blend until the powder is fully dissolved.
Add the aloe vera gel and blend again.
Mix the vitamin e oil and make sure all the ingredients have formed a smooth mixture.
Store the serum in an amber bottle. Store it in a place with minimum light exposure.
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How To Use DIY Vitamin C Serum
Wash your face before going to bed.
Apply some toner and then use a small amount of vitamin C serum.
Follow up with a moisturizer.
Always remember to remove it in the morning, otherwise due to sun exposure it can cause sensitivity.
Repeat every alternate day, and then slowly start using it every night up to 3 months.
Things To Remember :
Here are some precautions to be taken before you start to make your own Vitamin C serum.
Try to use an organic or natural Vitamin C powder. Always measure the quantity to be used since it is acidic and can cause reactions.
Using the Vitamin E oil is optional but recommended, since, it also has a lot of antioxidants which are beneficial for the skin.
If you have a sensitive skin, you can dilute the serum with water.
If you have a lot of wrinkles, you can slowly start adding more vitamin C, but it’s always better to test for sensitivity and reactions first in your inner arm.