One of the best anti-aging vitamins is Vitamin C. This is a potent anti-aging serum which boosts collagen production, repairs existing sun damage, and helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Most vitamin C serums can cost you up to $20 and up and oxidize before you can consume it all.
To save money, you can make your own Vitamin C skin care products and ensure the best result. Vitamin C has a short shelf life is unstable and is oxidized quickly. It is better if you could make your own Vitamin C anti-aging serum for your skin, and you only need some basic supplies.
Making Your Own Vitamin C Serum
Prepare all the necessary things such as L-ascorbic acid, distilled water, glycerin or KY jelly or lotion, and cup or bowl. Buy the L-ascorbic acid form of Vitamin C. It could be found in health food store and online. Do not purchase Vitamin C tablets as these often contain fillers that you don’t need, and don’t want to put on your skin. You can check the resources information section for online suppliers.
You can purchase glycerin, KY jelly, or a non-allergenic face lotion to act as the base for your Vitamin C serum. These are common items and can be found in drug stores. There are also links for on line suppliers at the resources section. Use the distilled water to dissolve the Vitamin C. Distilled water can be bought in grocery and drug stores.
To make the mixture, you just need to mix ¼ teaspoon of Vitamin C with 1 teaspoon of distilled water in a cup or small glass bowl. Continuously stir the mixture until Vitamin C dissolves. For best result, place the cup or bowl into a larger container with warm water to thoroughly dissolve the granules. Then, add 1 teaspoon of the base (glycerin, KY jelly or lotion) and mix thoroughly. Put enough amount of serum on your face before going to be. Let it stay for the whole night. Rinse it off when you wake up in the morning.
For the extra serum, you can store it in a dark container and put it inside the fridge. You can also throw it away altogether to be sure because Vitamin C oxidizes very fast, and it’s better to make a fresh serum every time you need it.
How it Helps with Aging
Vitamin C serum will help your skin against skin cancer and fight premature aging. It also promotes healing from cuts or wounds. The L-ascorbic acid is the most natural form of Vitamin C and is a good choice for people who do not have sensitive skin. For people who have sensitive skin, L-ascorbic acid is not for you because it could irritate your skin. L-ascorbic easily oxidizes too if not stored properly which can do more harm to your skin than good. Magnesium ascobryl phosphate also works well for people with sensitive skin. It has a lower concentration and water soluble so it is easy to put in different skin care products. However, it also loses its effectiveness overtime and storing should be away from direct sunlight.
Vitamin C anti-aging serums are also available over-the-counter. If you do not have the time to sit down and do your own formula, you may opt to buy these ready-made items then.