Most people are aware of the antioxidant and anti-aging powers of vitamin C. Not only can vitamin C offer great results when taken internally, but it provides great results when you use it topically on the skin as well.
Several years ago, a friend told me about this vitamin C mask. I loved the idea and started adding vitamin E oil to the mask as well to increase the benefits. Of course, if you want, you can add the contents of a Coenzyme Q-10 pill to the mask as well.
Vitamin C Helps Eliminate Wrinkles
① Vitamin C can also help to prevent and even eliminate wrinkles. Vitamin C is essential to collagen production and collagen helps to keep skin elastic.
② Collagen tends to break down as you grow older, which allows those wrinkles to form. By increasing vitamin C in the body, you can also increase the production of collagen, treating current wrinkles and preventing further wrinkles.
③ You can also add a liquid Co-Q 10 pill to the mix. This is a fun and effective way to rejuvenate your skin. People with sensitive skin should be cautious when using this mask because it is very stimulating.
If you feel any burning sensation, rinse the mask off immediately. Some tingling may occur due to the oxidation of the Vitamin C powder.
Benefits of Vitamin C for Skin
① When you begin applying vitamin C topically, you’ll enjoy a number of great skin benefits. Vitamin C is very concentrated when used on the skin, and it is absorbed quickly.
② It penetrates the skin deeply and helps to reduce free radical damage that is caused by pollution, UV light, and smoke. Vitamin C also helps to enhance your skin’s protective barrier, improving skin hydration.
Some of the other benefits of applying vitamin C topically include:
- Prevents premature aging
- Stimulates the production of collagen
- Improves skin elasticity
- Decreases the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Lightens brown spots
- Brightens skin and evens skin tone
- Helps reduce acne
- Restores the sebum balance
- Protects skin against UVB and UVA rays
Benefit of Vitamin E for Skin
① Using vitamin E topically is a wonderful way to prevent wrinkles and reduce the appearance of current wrinkles and fine lines. Since vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, it also helps to reduce the damage done by free radicals, preventing premature aging.
② It also helps treat and prevent wrinkles by boosting the production of collagen and increasing the speed of cell regeneration.
③ Vitamin E also contributes to fade scars, such as acne scars and reduces the appearance of brown spots found on the skin. The vitamin E also helps to balance oil production and keeps skin hydrated by preventing water loss from the skin.
A Note of Caution
Those who have very sensitive skin need to be careful when using the vitamin C mask. Vitamin C can be quite stimulating. If you use the mask and begin to feel any burning, immediately rinse away the mask.
However, some tingling is normal.
- 1 TBSP of powdered Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid is the best)
- 2 Vitamin E liquid gel capsules
- A few drops of filtered water to make a paste-like consistency
- A small glass bowl
- A spoon
① Mix the ingredients together in the small glass bowl to make a creamy paste. Immediately the mask starts to foam and form little bubbles.
② Using your fingertips, apply the mask to damp face and gently rub in circular motions over your entire face and neck, avoiding the eye areas.
③ Let the mask sit on the skin for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
④ Pat your face dry with a clean towel and tone your skin with a non-alcohol, sulfate-free toner.
Is it safe to use cococare 100 %vitamin e oil directly on skin…
I hav freckle on my face what shud i do?
mam plse help me
on my face i have very smal holes how can get rid of it can suggest any natural tip to remove it
How often should we apply this mask?? Pls reply
Hi Mary I’m 32 years old my skin is really really thin . And specially around my eyes and I have some premature wrinkles Around my eyes and around my mouth they call it i believe lught line and I’m really concerned about it and it shows my age very old so please I need help and how can I get rid of that and I cannot afford the plastic surgery or anything but in daily basis the bugs me bothers me a lot please help me thank you so much
Hey can we use lemon juice instead of vitamin c ?
If you don’t have vitamin C tablets, you can simply use lemon and dilute it with whole fat raw milk. Just adjust the potency of lemon if you have sensitive skin. let it sit for 20 minutes and rinse it off with water.
Hi. I have oily skin.I crushed vit C tablet with vitamun e bt no bubbles formed. Is it ok. After washing it vitamin e stayed on my face making it very sticky.. do i hv to use a cleanser to remove it..
No bubbles is fine. After washing/rinsing, apply a toner on your face.
Hi I have acne prone skin can I still use this and how much vitamin c would I use?
can u tell me d effective treatment for pigmentation 🙁 I hv tried kaya laser treatment also bt in vain…waiting for ur reply…
If your skin is not sensitive, you can try applying lemon wedges on your skin. This one really works though it will take time and patience to see improvements. Make sure to protect your skin with sunblock (SPF30+) when staying outdoors.
could you please let me lnow where can i buy L ascorbic acid online.which one is the best?
I bought some of my ingredients at Amazon.com or you can use a vitamin C tablets and crush them to make a powder.
thank you so much for your reply..
thank you so much for your beauty tips. I always read your posts..
Thanks for the regular visits here, I really appreciate your support.
i have vitamin c 500mg tablets from GNC. Can i use that? do i need to change the quantity?
You can try using the vitamin C tablets and crush them into a powder, however, if you can find the L-ascorbic Acid, that would be great as a vitamin C mask or serum.
hi mam,,actually i have brown spots on my nose plz help me out…
If your skin is not sensitive, you can apply lemon on the affected area (regularly). Let it sit for 15-20 minutes and rinse it out.