Skin type: dry, oily
There is a lot of benefit when it comes to Vitamin C. For starters, it is one of the most popular ingredients that’s commonly included in face creams. It has been shown to improve the look of the skin and is often thought of as a fantastic anti-aging tool as well.
One of the best ways to protect the skin is to apply a Vitamin C face mask on a regular basis. While you can purchase these at your local drugstore, you will find that they are fairly expensive. However, this is a simple item that you can make at home in your own kitchen with very little effort and related costs.
After you make this face mask for yourself, you can leave it on your face for about 5 to 10 minutes and use it once a week. With this recipe glycerin is used, but you can easily switch it out for the following:
You will need to look for the right type of Vitamin C and make sure that you purchase the type that has an ‘L’ in front of the word Ascorbic. This means that the Vitamin C that you are selecting is pure and not synthetic.
So, here is what you need to get started: L. Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C powder) and Glycerin.
You will mix ½ tbsp. of the Vitamin C powder with 1 tsp of Glycerin. If you are using Vitamin E capsules, you will need 2 of them.
After you have mixed the two ingredients, you can apply a thin layer to your clean face and throat.
You must remember to never allow the mask to run into your eyes because it will burn. One of the downsides of this mask is that it will begin to run when it becomes heated by your skin. It may be helpful if you avoid applying it to your forehead or lean over the sink while you have it on.
Skin tingling is normal, but if you find it tingling too much, you should remove is with cool water. The next time that you try the mask, you should lower the amount of L. Ascorbic acid so that the amount of burn is reduced.
When you are ready to remove your mask, you will need to be gentle during the removal process. The granules that are found in the L. Ascorbic acid can help exfoliate the skin, but they can also be extremely hard on the skin.
This DIY Vitamin C mask is very simple and affordable. Instead of spending your hard earned money on a mask at the store where you won’t even receive a quarter of what you can make at home, try this out instead. You will be surprised as to how soft your skin will become.
Vitamin C is an awesome item to help with the health of the skin. By applying this mask on a weekly basis, you will be able to improve the look of your skin and create a healthier looking image as well.
Warning. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients, DO NOT use this mask.