Vitamin C Skin Whitening...................
If you’re considering using vitamin C for skin whitening powder or cream to lighten dark spots and blotches, there are a few things you need to know for best results.
I have fair skin and tend to freckle easily. But, those dark spots are getting lighter and lighter - and that makes me happy!!
In addition to skin whitening and lightening benefits, applying a potent, fresh concoction of vitamin C cream or serum to your skin every day can also help improve its appearance and provide younger looking skin – overtime.
Topical vitamin C products can help reverse, slow down, and even prevent future age-related skin changes such as wrinkling and sagging by promoting collagen production - leading to firmer more elastic skin.
Vitamin C can also help guard against sun damage (you still need to wear your sunscreen however), while helping to reduce inflammation and hyperpigmentation.
All of the benefits of topical Vitamin C sounds wonderful – right? However, the problem is finding a Vitamin C cream or serum that is fresh and potent and has NOT been sitting on a store shelf for months or years.
If you can find pure Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) powder that does not contain additives or flavoring (try your local health food store), you make your own fresh Vitamin C serum. Simply mix:
1- One teaspoon of Vitamin C powder into a jar (dark colored to protect from light oxidation) with warm distilled water.
2- Shake well to make sure it dissolves.
3 - Add 1 teaspoon of aloe vera or glycerin. Those with sensitive skin also add a few drops of Vitamin E to help reduce any stinging or irritation.
I can mix it up fresh at home before using it and I know it’s pH balanced (between 4.5/5.5) and offers a potent 16% concentration of Vitamin C along with other antioxidants to help support younger skin and collagen production.
This concoction is pretty potent and very rich a little goes a long way covering my face and neck area. So one vial will last about 35/40 days. This is the Vitamin C serum I was using for about 6 months when I noticed those two big brown spots on my neck started to lighten up………..I was pretty impressed!
NOTE: If you make you own, don’t make too much at one time. After about 35/40 days your Vitamin C serum will start to turn brown. That means it has oxidized and SHOULD NOT BE APPLIED TO THE SKIN. Throw it out!!
I wasn’t using Vitamin C for skin whitening at first. I was using it to help improve the firmness of my neck while I was testing out these facial exercises. So I never really paid much attention to those brown spots.
But while documenting my neck lifting results through a series of before and after pictures, I noticed after a few months those brown spots on my neck were getting lighter and lighter.
I am living proof that a good quality vitamin C serum can help whiten and lighten the skin!
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