Vitamin C Elixir for Skin Care

by WriterArtist

An effective wrinkle resistant, anti-ageing agent, Vitamin C is often ignored in the Beauty parlours and skin care regime.

Even a layman knows the importance of Vitamin C elixir these days for a healthy lifestyle. The only problem is how much. The solution to it lies in knowing the right consumption and daily ration of this vitamin. Vitamins are an essential part of our diet, moreover they are one of the strong contestants for anti-ageing skin care regime. Vitamins help slow down the years and lessen wrinkles. Helping to rejuvenate your skin glow with youthful shimmering gloss, they are also necessary in our daily food intake.

Vitamin C is equally effective as a skin lotion, in fact more so provided it is applied correctly.

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Difference between a youthful and ageing skin

Anti Aging with Vitamin C

 

A youthful skin secretes necessary oils for new derma to reconstruct. Ageing skin lacks the natural oils, as it tends to become dry and sagging.

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Vitamin C as Immunity Booster

Healthy Living

 

Vitamin C aka Ascorbic acid is a strong anti-inflammatory agent that inhibits many harmful mediums.  A higher concentration of ascorbic acid in bones means higher immunity of joints against attacks. A strong contender with efficient chemotherapeutic effect, it is used in treatment of cancer. It destroys the cancer cells with the action of ascorbyl free radicals. Moreover, there is a detailed study on vitamin C that shows its elevated doses help in treating heart strokes, diabetes, cataracts and glaucoma not to mention common cold and influenza.

Hydrosols

Herbal distillates

 

Hydrosol is a colloidal suspension of water. You can make mix vitamin c in water, but the best combination will be in adjunct with Hyaluronic acid, ferulic acid, vitamin E and vitamin B in right proportions.

Collagen Synthesis

Skin Repair

 

The role of vitamin C in wound healing is undeniable. Vitamin C also known as ascorbic acid is the key ingredient to sustain collagen metabolism. Collagen is a complex protein that is present in the skin, cartilages, ligaments, bones and teeth. Due to its high-water solubility, the consumed ascorbic acid is transported to the tissues through fluids. The antioxidant nature of vitamin C increases the replacement of epiderma wherein young cells move to the outer surface to replace aged cells on skin.

Homemade Vitamin C Serum

DIY Lotion

 

Easy to make Vitamin C serum has but one setback. It is easily oxidized and is short-lived. Due to the tendency of it being an oxidizing agent, it quickly reacts with the air to destabilize. It needs to be paired with a stabilizing agent in a more stable form. One needs to store this product in cool place like refrigerator, and it needs to be consumed in the duration given. One has to keep checking the condition. Once it attains yellowish texture, it ceases to be effective.

 

Easy DIY Homemade Serum

How to make Vitamin C Serum

Early evidence of Vitamin C

Vitamin C Ancient Secrets

 

Historical event of Vitamin C deficiency was discovered in ship crew that took long voyages. The crew would develop a disease called scurvy due to lack of vitamin C. It was noticed that people who were fed oranges and lemons were resistant to this disease.

 

A no nonsense simple molecule Vitamin C which is water soluble has known to cause deaths due to its deficiency. Other vitamins such as vitamin B is also water soluble but have not caused death due to its deficiency.

Anti-pigmentation Treatment with Vitamin C

Fighting Pigmentation

 

Antioxidants have a great role to play in diminishing melanin formation. Vitamin C is a potent depigmenting agent used in treatments preventing free radicals. In acute cases of hyperpigmentation and melasma. Ascorbic acid, besides being an antioxidant is an electron donor to enzymes that are involved in collagen formation.

Updated: 06/16/2022, WriterArtist
 
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DerdriuMarriner 12 days ago

WriterArtist, Thank you for practical information, pretty pictures and product lines.
In particular, it interests me how beneficial vitamin C is in nutrition and in skin care.

You mention under your subheading Hydrosols that vitamin C must be in the right proportions with ferulic acid, hyaluronic acid and vitamins B and E. What would those proportions happen to be?

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