Using vitamin C on the face is an excellent way to remove spots caused by the sun and leaves the skin looking even better. Vitamin C products also contribute to the elimination of wrinkles and expression lines by stimulating the formation of collagen. It is also has antioxidant properties which aids in protecting the cell DNA against ageing.
The main benefits of using vitamin C on the face are:
- Combat the first signs of skin aging
- Lighten the skin, fighting the spots caused by the sun, acne or twills
- Attenuate wrinkles and lines of expressions
- Protect cells from the action of free radicals, as it is antioxidant
- Moisturize the skin to the right extent without leaving it oily
The best way to get all the benefits of vitamin C is to include a cream containing vitamin in the daily skincare routine and apply it once a day after washing your face with water and soap.
Creams with vitamin C for the face
Some examples of creams with vitamin C for the face are:
- Vitamin C complex, payot
- Kit with Improve C Mousse + Improve C Eyes, from Dermage
- Active C, From La Roche Posay
- Hinode’s anti-aging capsules with vitamin C
Manipulated vitamin C is also a great option compared to other brands because one can use pharmacy products that have higher concentrations of vitamin C than those of they cosmetic industry. The ones from the pharmacy have vitamin C concentrations of up to 20% while other brands have concentrations ranging between 2 to 10%
How to make a homemade vitamin C mask
Aside from creams, another good way to gain the benefits of vitamin C for the face is by wearing a homemade mask that is prepared using vitamin C powder, ground caline and honey.
Before wearing the mask, ensure that you clean the skin properly using a piece of cotton and cleansing lotion so as to remove all dirt and oil from the skin. A homemade exfoliation can also be done instead.
- 1 teaspoon vitamin C powder
- 1 teaspoon ground caline
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Mix all the ingredients and apply directly to the face that has been properly cleaned. Let it stay for about 10 to 15 minutes. After that, wash your face and moisturize your skin using cream depending on your skin type. You can use vitamin C creams after removing the mask. It should be worn 1 to 2 times a week.
Attention: vitamin C powder can be found in compounding pharmacies.
Can pregnant women wear vitamin C mask?
Yes. Pregnant women can use vitamin C creams for the face to lighten spots that appear during pregnancy. However, it is important to note that the spots may take longer to disappear because they are caused by hormonal factors.