How to Make a Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum


Vitamin C remains among the most effective weapons against skin’s aging. Either taken as a supplement or applied on the skin, vitamin C prevents the formation of and wrinkles and fine lines; additionally, it triggers collagen production in the skin. Vitamin C also proves very good at treating sun damage. If applied regularly, vitamin C will make your skin look younger, smoother and suppler. Vitamin C capsules can prove hard to find as well as pretty expensive. Highly unstable, vitamin C oxidizes rapidly when in contact with air. If you get a vitamin C capsule, its effects will probably wear out by the time you use half of it. The good news? You can create your own vitamin C-based serum at home by using L-ascorbic acid, distilled water and glycerin.

  • You can get L-ascorbic acid, a vitamin C form, online or at health stores. Don’t use the tablet form of vitamin C for your anti-aging serum, as they contain all sorts of substances that don’t work well on the skin.

  • You will also need a base for your vitamin C anti-aging serum. Use KY Jelly, pure glycerin, or face lotion as a base. You can buy these products in most drugstores or online. If you decide to go with the face lotion, make sure you use a non-allergenic variety that has a mild action.
  • Get distilled water. This type of water has no impurities. You can buy distilled water in drugstores and even some grocery stores.
  • Using the distilled water, dissolve the L-ascorbic acid form of vitamin C. Use one-quarter teaspoon of vitamin C and mix it with a teaspoon of water. Mix everything together until you see the vitamin dissolve completely. If it takes a long time for granules to completely dissolve, warm the cup a little by placing it into hot water.
  • Add a teaspoon of glycerin, lotion or KY jelly to the mixture and stir. It all takes just a few minutes until your fresh anti-aging serum made from vitamin C completes.
  • Apply the mixture to your face, neck and cleavage, then leave it on for a couple of hours. You can also apply it before going to bed and leave it on the whole night. Clean you face and hydrate it the following morning.
  • If you have any serum left, throw it away. You could also put it in the refrigerator, but by the next time you use it the vitamin C likely will no longer prove effective. For the best results, prepare a vitamin C anti-aging serum every time you want to use it.
  • If you feel any burning or itching on the skin after applying the serum, wash your face completely with warm water. Vitamin C can cause irritations, especially if you have sensitive skin. The next time you prepare the serum, use less vitamin C. In time, you will get the right proportions for your skin.

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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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