By consuming vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables and by using vitamin C based skin care products, you can delay skin aging.
Moreover, vitamin C can reduce sun damage. Vitamin C even helps to heal burns and wounds. By strengthening the immune system, it can lower the risk of skin infection. By promoting collagen production, vitamin C restores the normal elasticity of the skin.
Vitamin C facial
Forms of vitamin C in facials
Vitamin C is often added to face packs to improve the texture of the skin. Although, vitamin C facial is suitable for all types of skin, it is especially recommended for aging skins.
Usually vitamin C is added to face packs in the form of citrus fruit juices. Vitamin C could easily penetrate the skin in an acidic environment. Vitamin C available in the form of ascorbic acid in chemist stores could be added to the face masks. However, ascorbic acid is quite expensive.
They are highly unstable. They oxidize easily. Before using ascorbic acid, check its color. Discard it if it is yellow in color. Use only colorless ascorbic acids in your face packs.
You can even add vitamin C derivatives in your face pack. They are cheaper and more stable than ascorbic acid. Vitamin C serums containing tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, ascorbyl palmate and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate are especially beneficial for sagging skins.
These vitamin C derivates could stimulate collagen formation, making the skin tighter and softer.
Vitamin C facial recipe
You can make vitamin C face masks at home with lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit or tomato juices. To make a vitamin C face pack, blend a teaspoon of any citrus fruit juice with a teaspoon of organic honey.
Apply it on your face and neck. After about 20 to 30 minutes rinse you face with cool water. Do not go immediately out in the sun after a vitamin C facial. Always wear a sunscreen and take necessary sun protection to prevent sunburn after the facial.
To reduce the oiliness of the skin, make a face mask by mixing one tablespoon of lime juice with one tablespoon of kaolin clay.