How to Use Vitamin C Serum on Your Face
Vitamin C is ascorbic acid that is a powerful antioxidant naturally found in certain vegetables and citrus fruits. Most people think of vitamin C as a quick immunity booster, and they keep it shelved in their medicine box for kicking coughs and colds. But when you apply it topically in the form of vitamin C serum, it can prove to be a powerful addition to your anti-aging skin-care routine. For example, we talked about how to get rid of stretch marks with vitamin C serum. Today, at OneHowTo.com, let’s talk about how to use vitamin C serum on your face.
How vitamin C serum works
In scientific language, vitamin C is necessary for the synthesis of collagen. When you apply vitamin C serum directly on your skin, its antioxidant properties neutralize the free radicals that are considered to be responsible for aging you. Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons, that steal electrons from other proteins in the collagen, thereby creating a break in their strand. The more breaks are retained, the more effects of aging you will notice in your skin in the form of wrinkles and sagging. Since vitamin C is a source of electrons, it proves to be helpful in preventing, and even reversing the signs of aging. So, you can use vitamin C to keep your skin youthful and firm, and create a barrier between your skin and the UV rays. You can even create a vitamin C mask to apply once a week.
How vitamin C serum can help your skin
When included in your everyday skincare routine, vitamin C serum can give you the following benefits:
- Reduces appearance of brown spots on your skin, and keeps it protected against sun damage
- Helps in boosting production of healthy collagen
- Reduces irritation and inflammation on the skin
- Improves natural healing response of your skin
- Increases the efficacy of sunscreen applied on the skin
Right way to apply vitamin C serum on your face
First of all, choose your vitamin C serum carefully. You can also make a serum at home. According to experts, the serum that you choose should have an L-ascorbic acid concentration of at least 10%.
Wash your face with warm water and a mild cleanser. While your skin is still damp, apply vitamin C serum on your face and neck using your fingertips. Gently massage it into your skin, and leave for 3-5 minutes until it dries. Now, apply a moisturizer containing sunscreen. Doing this will increase the efficiency of the sunscreen and will keep your skin protected against damage. Repeat this process two times in a day.
How to make vitamin C serum at home
To make vitamin C serum at home, you will need a few things which are ¼ tsp pure vitamin C powder, 2 tsp distilled water, 1sp glycerine, 1 capsule vitamin E gel capsule and an empty bottle made of glass to store your serum. Dissolve vitamin C powder completely in the distilled water. If you want a soothing aroma from your serum, you can use rose water instead of distilled water. Add glycerine to this mixture, and add the content of the Vitamin E gel capsule after puncturing it.
This capsule will make your serum stable and will give the benefits of vitamin E as well. Click here to know How To Apply Vitamin E To The Skin. Your serum is ready to be poured in the glass bottle and to use. You can keep this serum stored for as long as a month.
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