Anti-aging vitamin C serum offers numerous advantages, especially if you decide to make it all on your own. What makes the ‘do it yourself’ technique so unique is that, first of all, all the necessary ingredients can be found at a local pharmacy. The fact that you do not need to buy other anti-aging cosmetic products will keep your wallet full and save you a great deal of money, and nerves. Furthermore, you will be able to use it as soon as you make it, completely fresh and waiting for you to apply it to your skin. Never again will you have to worry about the expiration date and the effectiveness of your anti-aging product. Since it is kept in the refrigerator, you will know at all times whether it has oxidized, that is, whether to use it or make a new batch. The best possible advice is to make small quantities in order to prevent it from potentially getting stale and impossible to use.
The product comprises some 10% concentration of the serum. For people intolerant to a low pH this can bring about skin irritation. The irritation can easily be avoided only by making the serum with a 2 to 4 times smaller concentration. After you make the serum, it is advised to use it for several days and test whether it goes down well with your skin. Next, try gradually increasing the concentration percentage as the days go by, so that your skin can slowly adapt to it. Always check how your skin reacts to the application. If the reaction causes discomfort such as itchiness or tingling, rinse the area you have applied the serum to.
As for the recipe itself, it consists of an active ingredient L-ascorbic acid which has proven to be effective in terms of collagen stimulation. It reduces the number of facial wrinkles and diminishes lines. In addition, it is a protective shield against damaging sun rays. Use 1 to 1.2 g of L ascorbic acid, which is approximately ¼ of a teaspoon. However, the recipe could not do without base ingredients – glycerine (5 ml/ 1 teaspoon) and water (5 ml/ 1 teaspoon). During the process, you need to dissolve the L-ascorbic acid in the water, and make sure it is fully dissolved before moving on to the next stage of the recipe. Then, add the glycerin into the water with dissolved L-ascorbic acid, and mix everything together. Put the mixture in a jar and seal it tightly. Make sure that the jar is not exposed to sunlight, since the light will negatively affect vitamin C and lessen its effectiveness. Keep the jar in a dry and cool place.
Your serum is thereby finished. Believe it or not, it is as simple as that. The ease of the process will encourage thousands of women to make their own cosmetic products and take care of their skin in a rather productive manner.
Once you have made the serum, start applying it only once per day, and let you skin adjust in the initial period. The time of the day when you will apply it is optional, yet professionals suggest that nighttime is the best time to apply the serum. If no skin problems arise, you are free to start using the serum two times per day and maintain this rhythm of application as long as your skin feels comfortable.
Finally, it is extremely important to point out that you have to make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients. Avoid experimenting if you do not want to see any unexpected reactions happening on your skin. Do a little bit of homework at home and look up some of the well-known pharmacist companies which offer high-quality ingredients for this serum. The more you find out, the more you will feel motivated to participate more actively in your own skin care and make some new, innovative products.