Vitamin C, is very important vitamin for body specially skin that’s why this ingredient is found in beauty products for skin benefits. It brightens and heals your skin from all the environmental damage, sun exposure and dull skin. It’s a powerful antioxidant which helps to repair cell damage, which makes it an essential skin nutrient and supplement. It is needed for the health and repair of various tissues in your body, including skin, bone, teeth and cartilage. Persistent lack of vitamin C in your diet can lead to a condition called scurvy. Symptoms of scurvy include easy bruising, easy bleeding and joint and muscle pains.
Why you need Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is best for skin as it helps to protect skin from sun damage and also smoother out dark spots for a clearer skin. It also helps to boost collagen production, which basically helps to hold the skin together, making it tighter and brighter.
In order to rejuvenate your skin and improve skin’s clarity, then Vitamin C is one ingredient you need in your skin care products. The optimal use of it improves skin by applying it regularly. The most-loved product of this nutrient is the Vitamin C serum. One bottle of this heavy-duty serum, can easily be made at home, here’s how
Things you would need
- Vitamin C powder (also known as L-ascorbic acid)
- Vegetable glycerin
- Glass dropper bottle (opt for dark-colored one)
How to make a vitamin C serum
- Pour 1 teaspoon of rose-water into a bowl and then add 1/4 teaspoon of the vitamin powder.
- Mix it well to dissolve the powder properly.
- Now add 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin to the mixture and whisk it.
- Pour the serum into a dark amber bottle (a funnel helps).
- Refrigerate it for one to two weeks before using.
If you have sensitive skin, you can reduce the portion of vitamin powder and even add a few drops of aloe vera gel.
Benefits of using vitamin C serum on skin
Pictorial view of benefits on skin;
How to get Vitamin C from diet
It is found in many fruits like oranges, grapefruit and lemon and other vegetables are;
- Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower.
- Green and red peppers.
- Spinach, cabbage, turnip greens, and other leafy greens.
- Sweet and white potatoes.
- Tomatoes and tomato juice.
- Winter squash
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