Easy Vitamin C Serum Recipes For Acne Spots & Wrinkles

Easy Vitamin C Serum Recipes For Acne Spots & Wrinkles

What do you know about Vitamin C?

Today’s recipe is for a Vitamin C serum that you can make very easily and cheaply at home in no time! Let’s find out what you need to know to make sure this serum is the right match for you.

A serum is a product of face care that usually contains many active ingredients. It can have a creamy, liquid or gel texture and you apply it to your face right before a face/night cream. So, if you feel that your face needs something more than the products you’re already using, you probably need to add a serum treatment to your face care routine to enhance the results. Just like with every natural ingredient, you need to stay consistent on its application in order to see the desired results, but, most importantly, using a serum will moisturise your skin right after the first use.

 

Easy Vitamin C Serum Recipes For Acne Spots & Wrinkles

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is a natural ingredient resulting from the treatment of glucose. It’s known for its antioxidant and anti-aging properties and is widely used in the manufacturing of cosmetics. When used topically, it improves the elasticity of the epidermis. This is, because its use is considered to increase collagen production. That’s why you’ll find it in many anti-wrinkle cosmetics.

Besides these, Vitamin C protects against UV radiation and therefore, is also used as a natural sunscreen product. One of the great advantages of Vitamin C is that it’s often shown to be effective in reducing skin discolourations (black spots, dandruff, and so on). It is thought to have a “bleaching” action when used topically. Finally, the use of Vitamin C fights free radical damage (hydroxyl radical) thus presenting an antioxidant effect.

 

Vitamin C benefits include:

• Stimulating the production of collagen
• Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
• Helping with the reduction of acne spots
• Reversing the process of sunlight aging
• Improving microcirculation, and therefore proper oxygenation of cells
• Strengthening vascular status
• Increasing the brightness of the skin
• Reducing discolouration and preventing poultices’ creation
• Offering antioxidant protection and action
• Removing damaged cells and preventing the destruction of new cells
• Perfecting the epidermis’ texture

Thus, you might want to use it if you want to remove acne spots from your skin’s appearance, reduce or prevent thin lines and wrinkles, if your skin is dry or if you want to make your skin look brighter. For this reason, I personally use it under my eyes to reduce the appearance of bags, on the thin lines I’ve got on my forehead and also topically on my acne spots.

 

Recipe #1

Easy Vitamin C Serum Recipes For Acne Spots & Wrinkles

Ingredients

1) 1/2 tbsp. Vitamin C powder
2) 1 tbsp. purified water
3) 1 small bottle or jar (Vitamin C is easily oxidised when exposed to light so you might want to use a dark bottle with a dropper for storage)

Method

1) Dissolve vitamin C in water.
2) Mix it well for a few minutes. You may need to mix it every time before use. Your product will last for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

How to use it:

Wash your face, apply your toner and let it dry. Once it’s dried, use the serum and then apply your face cream. If you choose NOT to use a face cream after, you need to rinse it out after a few minutes because Vitamin C is acidic and can irritate the skin if the concentration is too high. If your skin is very sensitive, be careful not to add more Vitamin C than recommended and instead dilute with even more water to make the mixture lighter.

 

Recipe #2

Easy Vitamin C Serum Recipes For Acne Spots & Wrinkles

Ingredients

1) 1/2 tbsp. Vitamin C powder
2) 1 tsp. purified water to dissolve.
3) 2 tsp. glycerin of plant origin
4) 1 small bottle or jar (Vitamin C is easily oxidised when exposed to light so you might want to use a dark bottle with a dropper for storage)

Method

1) Dissolve vitamin C in water.
2) Mix it well until homogenised.
3) Then, add the glycerin and mix all the ingredients together. You may need to mix it every time before use. Your product will last for more than a month.

How to use it:

Wash your face, apply your toner and let it dry. Once it’s dried, use the serum and then apply your face cream. Glycerin softens and moisturises the skin, so if your skin is too dry or you have quite a few wrinkles or acne spots, you might want to add a bit more Vitamin C in the mixture. Be careful with this though, because it still might irritate your skin if you add too much.

 

Easy Vitamin C Serum Recipes For Acne Spots & Wrinkles

Benefits of using Recipe #2

Glycerin of plant origin (Glycerine Vegetable) is produced from coconut oil. Adding small amounts of this natural cosmetic on any base will achieve a silky, soft texture and maximum effect of the active ingredients you mix. This is, due to the ability of glycerin to act as a catalyst to strengthen the bonds of the individual components of a mixture. Therefore, consider adding glycerin into your serum for better results.

 

Easy Vitamin C Serum Recipes For Acne Spots & Wrinkles

I hope you found these recipes helpful. Try them for a few months and let me know if you see any difference on your skin. Also, don’t forget to share your DIY serums with me, using the hashtag #nanafark on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

See you soon,
xx

Easy Vitamin C Serum Recipes For Acne Spots & Wrinkles
Easy Vitamin C Serum Recipes For Acne Spots & Wrinkles
Easy Vitamin C Serum Recipes For Acne Spots & Wrinkles
Easy Vitamin C Serum Recipes For Acne Spots & Wrinkles
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  1. Let me know your thoughts or any ideas you might have in the comment section below 🙂

  2. Thank you very much, it looks very easy and helpful. I’ll definately try it out!

  3. Η καλυτερη εισαιιι!!!!

    1. Σε ευχαριστώ κουκλίτσα !

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