I’m really impressed with Vitamin C, also known as L. Ascorbic Acid. One spa I worked at at the very beginning of my career offered a Vitamin C facial. I remember how radiant my skin and my client’s skin looked afterwards. I never knew I could duplicate a $70 facial so cheaply and so simply! Some of you caught my post on Primally Inspired about a Vitamin C serum. Honestly, I enjoy my Anti Aging Serum more than the Vitamin C, simply because I like the smell and the texture better than the vitamin C serum. The Vitamin C serum is great for people with lines and sun spots that they need to reduce quickly. Vitamin C is so beneficial that I couldn’t leave it out of my routine. So, weekly my skin enjoys a boost of Vitamin C via an invigorating mask! It’s simple and quick, and leaves skin radiant and glowing. Interested?
Vitamin C serves many purposes for the skin. It helps produce collagen in the skin. Collagen is what makes are skin look young and keeps our skin from forming wrinkles. Collagen is what you have in excess from about 0-20 years of age. Vitamin C also helps fade age and sun spots. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant which attacks free radicals in the skin that are causing us to age prematurely. Vitamin C is one power pact vitamin!
This is a simple recipe that calls for L. Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) and glycerin. You can leave it on your skin for 5-10 minutes and use once a week. All you need besides your l. ascorbic acid is glycerin! Just so you know-instead of glycerin, you can also use distilled water, coconut oil or aloe vera for oilier skin types or vitamin E, jojoba or olive oil for drier skin types. I like glycerin because it is moisturizing and gives this mask a good slip. The main ingredient that is going to deliver the results is L. Ascorbic Acid. So, let’s get started! **Use my links to find your Vitamin C powder, but if you find your own-always make sure your powder has an L in front of the Ascorbic-If it is not L. Ascorbic acid it is a synthetic from of Vitamin C and not pure.**
1. Mix the first 2 ingredients. 2. Apply a THIN LAYER to a clean face and throat.
**You must be very careful that the mask does not run into your eyes.**
Once the mask heats up from your skin it can start running. I end up having to not always apply it to my forehead. If your forehead really needs it, lean forward over the sink or a towel for the 10 minutes. I do the dishes! If the mask drips in the eyes it will BURN! Leave on for no more than 5-10 minutes. If your skin tingles that is natural. Too much tingling is not good. Remove it with cool water and lower the amount of L. Ascorbic acid in your mask. Be gentle when you remove your mask, the L. Ascorbic granules will give you a good exfoliation but they are rough so be gentle!
See, it’s so easy! It’s cheap and the results are great! If you’d like to pamper yourself even more I suggest steaming your face after the Vitamin C mask, a facial massage, a calming mask of Aloe Vera and Lavender Essential oil, and finish with a toner and moisturizer. You won’t believe how baby soft your skin will feel. You can steam your face over a pot of boiling water or you can invest in a steamer that facialist use. It is an amazing tool to keep your skin (and sinuses) hydrated.
Pamper your skin-it’s the only skin you’ve got and nature offers some great tools to keep you feeling good inside and out!