DIY HOMEMADE VITAMIN C SERUM WITH ONLY ONE INGREDIENT
Updated: May 18, 2020
I am obsessed with skincare and used to buy lots of skincare products from high-end brands to drugstore products. Slowly I have learned that all products are not worth buying and don't suit your skin. There are very few products that actually work and show results on almost all skin types. Here in this blog, I try to share all the products that I am using for years and swear by them. Today I am going to share one of my most favorite skincare products that took my heart within a few weeks after using.
We all know Ascorbic acid is an active ingredient of Vitamin C and the skincare routine becomes incomplete without using vitamin c serums. The shelf life of vitamin C serums is short as only four months and if the product kept opening daily it oxidize in less than four months. This is quite disappointing as I use lots of different skincare products such as Retinol, Niacinamide, and AHA, BHA as well. I cannot simply use vitamin C daily as it reacts badly with them and dermatologists forbids to mix them together in a skincare routine.
Why not we buy Ascorbic acid and make our own DIY homemade Vitamin serum 100% fresh right before seconds applying on face. I read quite impressive reviews of L ascorbic acid from The ordinary and thought to give it a try. Now its been more than 6 months since I started using it and became a fan of it as my skin starts glowing after use of only one week.
Vitamin C has become an essential part of my skin because of the following benefits
1. It slow premature cell death in skin
2. It slows down the production of melanin and cytokines
3. It helps to boost collagen and keep your skin firm and young
4. It helps to strengthen and thicken the skin cell layer if used for six month
5. It helps with antiaging and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
6. It helps with the hyperpigmentation and reduces dark spots and acne scars on the face
It takes 4 easy steps to make your own vitamin c serum at home.
Step1: Take L-ascorbic acid from the ordinary and a moisturizer to mix it with. let me tell you that we can not mix it with any Retinol, Niacinamide, and AHA, BHA based moisturizer.
Don't worry! you got plenty of other options. You can mix it with a simple moisturizer. I personally use Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer. You can also mix it with ferulic acid or any skin oil such as Rosehip seed oil from The ordinary.
let's start making vitamin C serum from the L-ascorbic acid powder.
This L-ascorbic acid powder jar comes with a tiny spoon as you can see in the picture. The ordinary itself suggests using one spoon of L-ascorbic acid powder and mixing it with your moisturizer or oil.
But I suggest using the back of the spoon for taking the powder in the beginning as it will take less powder the spoon itself.
Step 2: Mix the powder with one pump of moisturizer.
Step 3: Now mix both of them that it starts looking like one thing.
Step 4: High five, Your vitamin C serum is ready to apply on your face.
You can use vitamin C serum both day and night. dermatologist suggest to include it slowly in skincare. You can start using on alternate days and only one time in a day till your skin build the capacity to handle it.
I noticed an immense glow on my face after using it only three-time and after a few more use everyone around me started asking the secret behind the glow.
I hope this will motivate you to take a stand for your skin to include the essential antioxidant vitamin C to save you from pigmentation and premature aging.
Watch me in action making the Vitamin C serum at home
If you make this serum let me know in comments till then take care,