Sun damage, age, old acne scars…it has all happened to our skin at one point in our lives. However, one of the best things about our skin is its ability to regenerate itself. Naturally, it’s a slow process. To help expedite your skin’s renewal you can employ the power of vitamin C.
Commercial Vitamin C serums comes at a steep price – for example just one ounce of this incredibly reviewed Vitamin C Serum is an eye-watering price. The good news is that is it not hard to make at home. With a few simple ingredients available in most grocery stores, you can have your own, homemade version in a matter of minutes.
Benefits Of Vitamin C Serum:
Vitamin C has strong antioxidant properties that play an important role in skin health. It aids in the repair and renewal of skin cells which helps keep our skin looking youthful and healthy. Vitamin C is a wrinkle fighter too. It helps stimulate the synthesis of collagen in the skin which will firm and tighten the skin. Vitamin C also helps to restore and regenerate your skin by attacking the free radicals in your body. If you are suffering from acne scars, hyperpigmentation or sun spotting, Vitamin C serum will help get rid of them.
If you have sensitive skin, it’s a good idea to start off with a lower concentration of the serum at first. Vitamin C has a high concentration of L-ascorbic acid and can cause minor irritation at first if your skin is sensitive. Gradually increase the concentration of the serum as your skin gets used to it.
Ingredients You Will Need:
- Empty dark colored bottle with dropper
- 1 tsp Natural Vitamin C powder (or get pure Vitamin C tablets and crush them with a mortar and pestle)
- 1 tsp filtered water (substitute with rose water if you want to smell pretty)
- 1-2 tbsp Aloe Vera gel (or vegetable glycerin)
- ¼ tsp Vitamin E oil or 3 vitamin E oil pills
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Add the 1 tsp of Vitamin C powder to a bowl (one with a spout works best).
Add the teaspoon of filtered water and mix until the vitamin C powder is completely dissolved.
If using vitamin E pills, use a pin to puncture the casing. Squeeze the oil from the capsules into the bowl.
Add in the Aloe Vera gel.
Mix until smooth. The serum should be slightly viscous. If it seems too loose, add a bit more Aloe Vera gel.
Pour the serum into a dark colored jar. Vitamin C oxidizes when exposed to light, so if you do not have a dark colored jar to store it in, make sure you keep the serum out of light and in the refrigerator when not in use. Only make it in small batches—like a week’s supply at a time. The PH of the serum will change the older it gets.
How To Use:
If using before bed, wash your face, apply a toner and follow up with a small amount of serum. Gently shake the serum bottle before each use. Rub the serum in with your finger tips. Finish up with a moisturizer. It’s recommended that you do not use Vitamin C serum during the day since it can make your skin more sensitive to sun exposure.
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