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!
- Contains antioxidants
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.
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.