SKIN CARE TIPS - Vitamin-C
- Post By Debbie Oku Okokon 4:55pm on Thursday 7th February 2019
Hey guys' starting my DIY series. Watch out for different diy's tips that will rejuvenate, enhance and revitalize your skin. Today, we are looking at Vitamin-C.
By Debbie Okokon
Young skin is full of Vitamin C.
Vitamin C produces collagen.
As we age, our levels dramatically drop, therefore collagen production slows. Collagen is a protein that makes the skin have elasticity which keeps wrinkles from forming. Vitamin C also lightens age and sun spots. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. It reduces the number of sunburned cells as well as reverses age-related damage to skin. It can reverse UV damage like spots and lines! Vitamin C can also reduce inflammation.
You can buy a "vitamin C" cream or serum at many department stores but what they don't tell you is that once vitamin C is added to a serum or cream it loses its potency. It has a tiny shelf life. Vitamin C is tricky. It is very unstable. First off, you need a dark amber/blue glass bottle. An easy way to make sure your Vitamin C is in the perfect form to get the most benefits you can use a pH test strip. Your serum should be right around 3.5. Secondly, make a small batch and use it only for 3-5 days. It is some extra work, but trust me, the benefits are worth it. Your radiant glow will make this worth your time. So, let's make a serum and reap the benefits of this amazing vitamin!
1 teaspoon Vitamin C Powder (also known as L-Ascorbic acid
1 teaspoon distilled water
1 teaspoon glycerin (optional)
⅛ teaspoon Vitamin E (optional)
small amber or dark glass bottle.
Method: Mix ingredients in a small bowl until the granules are dissolved, If you omit glycerin and vitamin E add an extra teaspoon of water so that your serum isn't too strong. Transfer to a dark glass bottle. Apply to the skin at night after cleansing and toning. Let the serum soak in and then apply your moisturizer as usual.
NOTE: Feel free to use this on the backs of your hands as well. As most of us already know, sun spots show up on the hands first. Vitamin C can cause your skin to be irritated at first. When you apply it, a small amount of tingling is normal. If it is burning, remove it immediately. Don't worry - you can just add more water and/or glycerin to your mixture. This will dilute the Vitamin C so it is more suited for your skin.
About Doo Havilah Medspa:
Doo Havilah Medspa is a sole proprietorship business owned and operated by Debbie Oku Okokon, a trained Esthetician.
Basically, what we do is help people who are helpless and frustrated about their skin conditions achieve a healthy, radiant, flawless skin and ageless beauty.
We work closely with our clients, taking them through the steps of knowing and taking care of their skin.
With our methods, clients will not just have youthful, glowing, flawless skin, but mental and physical rejuvenation will be achieved.
Written by Debbie Oku Okokon
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