You may have heard about the benefits of vitamin C for your skin, which is why it’s been a popular ingredient in many department store skin care products. I’ve actually used vitamin C on my skin for years to help reduce pigmentation, acne scars, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, but buying those fancy serums at the store can be really expensive.
Luckily, making a vitamin C serum at home is ridiculously easy, and super inexpensive compared to those high priced store brands.
Benefits Of Vitamin C For Skin Care
Vitamin C has some pretty amazing benefits for your body, but also for your skin. When used topically, vitamin C has been reported to:
- Increases collagen production on the skin, which helps get ride of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Fades post acne scars and pigmentation.
- Brightens, tightens, and softens the skin.
- Reduce the negative effects of too much sun damage.
- Give skin a nutrient boost for natural healing.
Note: If you have sensitive skin, test a small bit of vitamin C on your skin before applying a heavy dose. You can always dilute the mixture if it’s too strong for you.
How To Make Vitamin C Serum
This recipe calls for vitamin C powder derived from a natural source, which is not the same as the vitamin C supplements you get from the drugstore. Those consist of ascorbic acid, which can actually be harmful to your health.
- 1/2 teaspoon naturally derived vitamin C powder – (I use this one from Pure Synergy)
- 1 tablespoon distilled water
- 1 tablespoon vegetable glycerine – (this is optional, but helps the serum apply smoother to the skin)
- 1 dark colored tincture bottle – (vitamin C oxidizes easily, so a dark container is a must)
- Mix the vitamin C powder, distilled water, and glycerine together in the tincture bottle.
- Shake well before each use.
- Use a few drops and apply to skin after cleansing. I like to use this after oil cleansing.
- Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Tips: This recipe makes a few applications depending on how much product you use, but you can always double or triple the recipe if you choose. Glycerine is optional for this recipe, but it does help the serum last longer, and it’s quite moisturizing on it’s own. Just don’t use it for any oral related products because it is horrible for your teeth.
Do you use vitamin C on your skin? How do you like it? Share below!