I’m sure that I’m not the only one who is overly concerned about how rich in vitamins our meals are, given the fact that we have strayed so far from healthy foods.
Vitamin C is one of the few that our body doesn’t extract well from food and that’s why it is important to use supplements to stay on the safe side.
What I’ve discovered with satisfaction is the fact that the same vitamin C powder can be applied as a corrective mask used in chemical peel or microdermabrasion.
Things Vitamin C can do on your Skin
- Key factor to the production of collagen. Collagen is what makes skin look young and keeps our skin from forming wrinkles. Collagen is what you have in excess from about 0-20 years of age.
- It also repairs the skin, helps lighten dark spots or skin discoloration caused by hormones and post-breakout marks.
- Can be used in creating masks that reinvigorate and closes the pores as it firms the skin.
- Vitamin C mask is effective in treating sunburn and also helps fade age and sun spots
Hormonal pigmentation is something that can give you headaches and keep you awake at night because if you have an imbalance, the results are clearly visible. Unfortunately, I drew the short straw in this particular case, so I was on a constant hunt for a skin care product that would help me cope with the issue.
The products that are available in pharmacies are hardly satisfying, especially if you are so reluctant to use products rich in chemicals that you have a hard time pronouncing their name.
A friend recommended the do-it-yourself vitamin C mask, this is the reason for her flawless, luminous skin and I was lucky enough for her to have the patience to explain the process step-by-step.
Now I am using it every twice a week, and the results speak for themselves, so it is safe to say that I have no intention to quit this remedy anytime soon. While you can purchase a similar product online or in a local store, the costs are significantly higher.
You can buy vitamin C powder here.
- Vitamin C powder (L-Ascorbic Acid)
- Glycerin (or distilled water or vitamin E capsule)
Mix 1 tsp of vitamin C powder + 1 tbsp of filtered water or glycerin to make a paste. Apply the mixture to your freshly washed face avoiding eye area.
Let it sit for 10 minutes and rinse with tepid water and don’t forget to splash your face with cold water to close the pores.
Use this mask once or twice a week to help heal and nourish the skin.
If your skin tingles, that is natural. Too much tingling is not good. Remove it with cool water and lower the amount of L. Ascorbic acid in your mask.
Be gentle when you wash off the mask, the L-Ascorbic granules will give you a good exfoliation, but they are rough so be gentle.
TIP: You can use distilled water, coconut oil or aloe vera for oilier skin types or vitamin E, jojoba or olive oil for drier skin types.