Skincare is so critical, so no wonder there’s such a variety of products available today to choose from, including our food sources grocery stores.
As a consequence, it is also very frustrating with all the options on the market.
But if you haven’t tried vitamin C, such as DIY Vitamin C Serum for the Face, you can skip some big skin benefits.
- 1 teaspoon GMO-free vitamin C powder
- 1 teaspoon filtered or purified water
- 1½ tablespoons aloe vera gel
- ⅛ teaspoon vitamin E oil
- 5 drops frankincense essential oil, or any other essential oil of your choice
- Mix the vitamin C powder and the filtered water with a cup and a whisk.
- Add the gel of the aloe vera. Blend it again.
- Add the oil of vitamin E and frankincense. Mix all the ingredients until well blended.
- Using a funnel, pass the serum to a small bottle of amber to help minimize light exposure.
- Apply at night, ensuring that it is removed in the morning because it can irritate when exposed to the sun.
- You may want to start every other night to make sure your skin responds well.
Results are typically visible within a few weeks or up to 3 months.
Since vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, it’s a perfect way to treat and avoid the effects of photoaging.
While hyperpigmentation is fairly harmless, it can cause those unsightly dark spots on the skin, particularly the face and hands.
The skin patches appear darker in color. It occurs when there’s an abundance of melanin that causes deposits in the skin.
You may have heard about age or liver spots. These are visible symptoms of hyperpigmentation and are usually caused by excessive exposure to the sun.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that tends to brighten the skin by what is called tyrosinase inhibitors.
Such small inhibitors help prevent the production of excessive quantities of melanin.
Vitamin C helps to develop healthy collagen by teaming up with certain enzymes responsible for the efficacy of collagen molecules.
As such, it helps support connective tissue plus healing of wounds and blemishes on the skin.
Benefits of Vitamin C
- It’s suitable for most forms of skin
- Vitamin C has a very good health profile. Most people can use topical vitamin C for a longer period of time without suffering any adverse reactions.
- Preventing premature aging – Vitamin C can not reverse the appearance of wrinkles which grow naturally over time.
Nevertheless, vitamin C serums can help reduce premature aging by shielding the skin from premature wrinkles caused by sun exposure. Vitamin C also helps reduce premature wrinkles by promoting the growth of collagen. Collagen is a protein that gives the skin structure and elasticity.
- The topical application of vitamin C can be used to treat hyperpigmentation.