Nature has been very generous with its bounty of fruits, vegetables and herbs. It suffices all our needs to look beautiful, remain healthy and stay youthful. Vitamin C present in fruits and vegetables has positive effect on skin in general and face in particular. Vitamin C also known as ascorbic acid is the most powerful water soluble antioxidant.
Vitamin C plays vital role in many body functions; it is also beneficial for human skin. The potential benefits of vitamin C for face include diminishing age spots, making skin soft as silk and as smooth as marble. It helps to restores and rejuvenates the collagen; it protects the face from appearance of early fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin C Benefits For Face
Vitamin C for anti aging: Vitamin C present in fruits and fruit juices helps in preventing damage to the facial skin. It reduces the damage caused due to UV rays of the sun. To protect from harmful effect of sun rays, you can apply cream containing vitamin C or ascorbic acid.
Apply lemon juice and coconut oil mixture on your face and keep it overnight. The uplifting and refreshing little lemon and lemon juice does more than give us a much –needed pick me up. Lemon is very rich in vitamin C or ascorbic acid. It effectively helps in removing dead cells on skin and also bleaches the dark or discolored patches present on your face. The fatty acids present in coconut oil helps to keep the face moisturized. It also diminishes and delays appearance of fine line and wrinkles on the face. You can also add orange juice or grape juice to enhance the effect.
Benefits Of Vitamin C For Acne
Vitamin C in acne prevention: a balanced intake of vitamin C and other antioxidants such as vitamin A and vitamin E essentially keeps the skin healthy. It particularly acts upon the acne and pimple causing bacteria on the face. Vitamin C is found in fruits and vegetables, especially those with dark colors. Acne lotions and creams that contain vitamin C are most effective in treating acne. With deficiency of vitamin C the skin of face turns dry and flaky. Cherries contain vitamin C, crush few cherries in a blender and prepare a paste. Apply it on your face to keep the skin soft and smooth and acne free.
Vitamin C for scars: vitamin C helps in formation of collagen. Collagen in excess can make the scars less visible. Orange peel which is loaded with vitamin C helps to brighten the face and also aids in toning the skin, giving it a radiant look. Take out juice from one orange and apply it directly on your face like face wash. It helps to restore the lost collagen and firms the skin and thus helps to evade forming wrinkles.
How To Make Vitamin C Serum At Home?
There are certain disadvantages for purchasing commercially available vitamin C topical lighteners and serum. There may be less amount of vitamin C in the product than mentioned on the label. Vitamin C has very short shelf life. It gets oxidized very soon. Several other factors such as high temperature, storage issue while transportation can affect the strength of the product. Instead of purchasing from outside you can prepare vitamin C serum at home in most simple way;
- Buy ready made vitamin C powder. The powder of L-ascorbic acid is available in stores.
- Add small amount of vitamin C powder to small amount of cool and distilled water.
- Shake the mixture in a glass bottle.
- Now take a cotton ball and dip it in the prepared serum. Now dab your face with cotton soaked in the serum.
- Since vitamin C serum gets oxidized very fast, keep it in refrigerator. The serum becomes useless after 5 days due to oxidation. You can also keep the bottle tightly closed in cool dark place.
- Since skin of every person is different, the amount of vitamin C powder may vary. In the initial stage you can start with small amount that may not irritate your skin. In general the serum should not be so strong to cause harm to your face.
Avoid going out immediately in the sun after applying vitamin C serum.