One beauty regimen that I couldn’t live without is applying vitamin C serum but it costs me an arm and leg to buy this product. Yet, we’ve heard about the remarkable discoveries about the power of vitamin C, which is great on stimulating collagen production to even out the skin tone, help minimize fine lines and scars as well as protect the skin against UV damage.
Vitamin C serum – The idea is to improve your skin firmness and to achieve the ideal color, even if you are usually struggling with pigmentation problems. Isn’t it amazing when nature just works? Well, not that fast. Here’s the covert, in most cream and lotion that we buy from stores, once vitamin C is added and it has any kind of shelf life, it becomes inactive or unstable unless it is in its powder form. These forms of vitamin C are dormant and do not activate until assimilated by the skin. As a consequence, they do not breakdown and become unstable or inactive before you use it.
So our job is to apply vitamin C onto our skin in its powder form as soon as we can so you need to come up with a solution by doing your own DIY anti-aging vitamin C serum.
Things you need:
- 1/4 tsp vitamin C powder or L-Ascorbic Acid crystals (you can find it here)
- 2 tsp distilled water
- 2 tsp aloe vera gel
In a small container, simply mix 1/4 tsp of vitamin C powder (L-ascorbic acid crystals) with 2 tsp of distilled water and mash it down to get the lump out of it, you need the L-ascorbic acid to completely dissolve before adding anything to it (you don’t want to end up with a grainy serum). After that, add 2 tsp of aloe vera gel and it’s ready to use.
One useful tip
Vitamin C serum needs to be really fresh (I would say, the one that would last for a week) so it must be on its active form to reap the benefits.
How to Use:
Just scoop it with your hands and apply it straight to face, neck and décolleté. You can use a serum bottle with a dropper for easy use and finish it up within a week or you can just put it in an empty lip balm container for daily use. If you are satisfied with the result, use it twice a day.
Credit: Sophie Uliano