With age comes wisdom and wrinkles. Wisdom I welcome, wrinkles... that's another story. Whether you have wrinkles or not now is the perfect time to incorporate something into your regimen to repair or prevent them.
The benefits of using a vitamin C serum far exceed wrinkle busting. Vitamin C increases cellular turnover and production of collagen. Collagen is the key substance that keeps our skin looking young, fresh and tight. It also helps to heal acne scars and brighten skin. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant so it fights free radicals that damage our skin cells.
Sure you can buy Vitamin C serums on the market but they can be quite expensive. Vitamin C serums also oxidize quite rapidly so the longer the shelf life, the less potent the serum is. Because of this I prefer to make my own vitamin C serums.
I make a fresh serum every week and here is my formula / recipe.
What you will need:
- L-Ascorbic Acid Powder, you can find this at your local health food store or online here
- 100% pure Vegetable Glycerine, you can find at your local health food store
- Distilled Water
- Dark colored glass bottle / serum bottle, preferable with a dropper
- In a small glass mixing bowl add 1tsp of L-Ascorbic Acid Powder, 1tsp of distilled water and 1tsp of vegetable glycerine
- Mix till L-Ascorbic powder is completely dissolved
- Pour serum into glass bottle and keep in a cool dry place
- I use my serum every evening, when I'm not lazy. :)
- To use wash and/or exfoliate as you normally would, then apply serum, then apply your moisturizer
- Make a fresh batch every week
- Vitamin C serum works optimally when combined with Vitamin E so I use Rosehip oil right after I use my serum (Rosehip oil is very high in Vitamin E)
- Don't forget to consume vitamin C- oranges, tomatoes, red bell peppers, lemons, etc
** Please be advised Information provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner. **