Anti-Aging DIY Vitamin C Face Mask
Vitamin C serves many purposes for the skin. First, it helps produce collagen in the skin; collagen is what makes our skin look young and keeps our skin from forming wrinkles. Collagen is what you have in excess from about 0-20 years of age. Vitamin C also helps fade age and sun spots. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant which attacks free radicals in the skin that are causing us to age prematurely.
Vitamin C creates a brighter complexion and evens out skin tone, while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Benefits Of Vitamin C Face Masks For Anti-Aging:
- Reduce Wrinkles and Fine Lines – Vitamin C has powerful anti-aging properties to combat wrinkles. Applying it topically has been used in dermatology to prevent and treat signs of aging and photoaging (from sun exposure).
- Increase Collagen Production in Your Skin
- Firm and Plump Skin
- Reduce Effects of Sun Exposure and Sun Damage
- Reduce Hyperpigmentation
When you buy vitamin C to make a face mask make sure you get the L-ascorbic acid form as it is the only one that has been proven effective for the treatment of wrinkles. L-ascorbic acid is stable in powdered form and by creating a vitamin C face mask yourself; you are using L-ascorbic acid when it is most potent.
Products and mixtures with vitamin C that have been sitting on a shelf in a store for several months are not nearly as effective.
Most store bought products and serums with vitamin C have been found to be unstable and oxidized as they are exposed to light and air.
You want the vitamin C to be most potent in order to get the best anti-aging effects.
How Often Should You Use This Face Mask?
I use it twice a week.
- 2 tsp L-Ascorbic acid powder
- 1 tsp honey “Raw Organic Honey”
- 1 tsp. Glycerin.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Massage onto face ensuring all areas are covered. While you don’t want to get this in your eyes, it’s totally safe for underneath them.
- Leave mask on for 5 minutes to 1 hour.
- Rinse off in a warm shower or with a wash cloth.
- Use as needed for smooth, supple skin.
Have you tried making your own?How did it turn out?