All About Vitamin C + Important Tips + DIY Treatments
Vitamin C is among the body’s vital nutrients.
Vitamin C is by far the most powerful topical antioxidant we have had so far.
Today we’ll share what you need to know about Vitamin C and the best Vitamin C DIY treatments.
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C, also known as ‘ascorbic acid,’ is an essential nutrient that the body requires.
This water-soluble nutrient acts as a strong antioxidant essential for the growth and maintenance of arteriole, scar tissue, and cartilage.
Some fruits and vegetables packed with vitamin C will help us meet our daily requirements.
These include kiwi fruit, broccoli, guava, yellow bell peppers, dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, and turnip greens, tomatoes, strawberries, and papaya.
The human body does not have the capacity to produce Vitamin C.
It must therefore be obtained via food and other supplements.
It is also necessary to cook food at low temperatures and for a short time to maintain the vitamin C content of food because it is a heat-sensitive nutrient.
- To keep your skin satisfied, take a step-by-step approach by adding vitamin C to your routine.
- For any active ingredients, it’s important to start slowly by adding ingredients to your routine, like by starting with three times a week, and then with everyday usage.
Store It Safely
- Vitamin C serums fall into two main categories: Water-based and anhydrous (which simply means “without water”).
- No matter what kind you pick, it is important to ensure that your vitamin C is stabilized and always keep it in an airtight container in a dark and cool spot.
Layer It Under SPF
- The most active types of vitamin C are vulnerable to light exposure, and hence the use of vitamin C must be balanced with a wide-spectrum UVA / UVB coverage.
- The good news is that when layered under a sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30, vitamin C protects the skin even more.
- Think of it as a safety screen to help neutralize free radical harm that can result from UV light penetration despite our best efforts to defend against sunscreen.
Vitamin C Serum
- 1 teaspoon Vitamin C powder
- ½ teaspoon Vitamin E oil
- 1 teaspoon purified or filtered water
- 4 teaspoons store-bought aloe vera gel
- 5-7 drops of any essential oil
- Take a non-metallic bowl and mix the water and Vitamin powder with a non- metal spoon.
- Wait for 5 minutes so that both the ingredients are mixed well.
- Next, add the aloe vera gel to the bowl.
- Make sure the aloe vera gel you use is free of color and artificial fragrance.
- Next, add the vitamin E oil and the essential oil and mix all the ingredients together.
- Transfer the serum to a dark glass dropper bottle.
- This would prevent the serum from altering its consistency and from oxidizing when exposed to the light.
- Store in a refrigerator for better shelf life.
- Before bed, wash your face, then use a toner (if you use one) followed by a small amount of Homemade Vitamin C Serum and then a moisturizer.
- Before each use, gently shake the serum bottle.
- The serum is going to be dense.
- Let it soak in and leave it overnight.
Hibiscus and Vitamin C Toner
- 1 Cup of water
- 2 bags hibiscus tea
- 1/4 cup rose water
- 1/2 teaspoon vitamin C powder
- Boil 1 cup of water. Put 2 tea bags in a glass and pour the hot water over the tea bags.
- The steep was covered for 20 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags and add 1/4 cup of rose water and 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin C powder.
- Stir to remove the power of vitamin C.
- Move to a small bottle of spray. Keep in a cool, dry position and use it for 2 weeks. Cool for longer shelf life.
- A dark-colored bottle slows down the degradation of vitamin C, which can last 2 weeks when kept in the refrigerator.
- Since this recipe makes so much, try frosting your leftover toner in an ice cube tray and thawing cubes one at a time when you’re out of toner.
- To use, add a little bit to your neck to make sure you don’t have any sensitivities, and use morning and night to wash your face.