Vitamin C’s use in skin care is becoming better known, particularly with topical uses. I like to experiment with skin care and so gave vitamin C a try. Honestly, it irritated my skin a bit! I also did not notice any changes to my skin but did not use it for very long because of the irritation. You may have better results or could also try it every other day rather than daily.
While there are many claims to benefits, using a purified vitamin C powder is borderline natural. The powder was made in a laboratory though derived from natural ingredients. There are ways to mimic in a natural way, by using fruits or vegetables high in vitamin C (see this article).
That being said, some vitamin C skin care products out there are very expensive. If you want to harness the benefits without paying big money, try making a toner / mask at home. It’s super easy and quick to do!
Benefits of Vitamin C in Skin Care
There are many anti-aging benefits of using vitamin C:
· Stimulates collagen production
· Good for reversing photoaging
· Can reverse other age-related skin damage
How to Make a Vitamin C Toner Mask
Vitamin C powder
Water or Aloe vera gel
1) Measure out ¼ teaspoon vitamin C powder
2) Put in small bowl, add about a tablespoon of water
3) Mix until powder is dissolved
To use, just apply this directly to the skin with your fingers. It is like a toner. You may feel a bit tingly or even mild burning. Your skin may experience some irritation. If that happens, lower the amount of vitamin C that you are using.
If you would like a product that preserves better, mix the vitamin C powder with aloe vera gel and a few drops of carrot seed essential oil. This will keep for about a month. Make sure to store it in a dark glass bottle to prevent oxidation.