Hello my beautifoodies friends,
here I am ready to share with you the 3rd First Aid Tip to help you fade away acne scars, blemishes, red patches & dark spots.
In my previous blog posts I shared with you:
and today I’ll share with you how to make a homemade vitamin C face toner.
Why Vitamin C?
Well, vitamin C is extremely effective at lightening acne scars & promoting clean, clear and blemish-free skin.
If you’ve been reading my blog for quite some time, you already know that I am a firm believer that our beauty starts from the inside out and that we must help our skin from the inside before starting to cure it on the outside.
How can we do that? Fortunately, Vitamin C can be obtained from both plant and animals sources. The richest plant sources of ascorbic acid are fruit and vegetables.
Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables may help you in healing acne scars from the inside out and in the same time it will increase the defenses of your skin being a powerful antioxidant, fighting successfully free radicals & contributing to collagen synthesis.
Why are antioxidants so important?
Antioxidants fight off highly reactive free radicals that permanently damage cells, including skin cells. If we want to help our skin maintain a nice healthy glow we have to make sure we provide it with the most powerful antioxidants both on the inside as on the outside.
The active form of vitamin C is L-ascorbate, its synthesized form. It is water-soluble and it is very unstable, meaning it oxidizes easily, losing its efficacy. You may understand that it oxidized as it assumes a yellowish brown coloration. That is why it is important to keep it refrigerated in dark airtight containers otherwise it will lose its effectiveness if exposed to heat, light & air.
All we need to make our homemade vitamin C toner is:
1 additive free, fizzy vitamin C tablet (any brand will do, just make sure it is a 1g tablet), a dark transparent spray bottle and distilled water.
You may see the detailed procedure in my below video-tutorial:
It is a very simple, yet truly effective DIY, but you need to pay attention to the following important details:
- use a dark glass bottle to avoid the toner to oxidize as we don’t want to apply oxidized substances on our skin
- make sure to use only 1 quarter or even less of a tablet to avoid your skin to get red & irritated. Make always a test to see how your skin reacts to it.
- don’t use the toner you obtained for more than 2 days
Remember to store the vitamin C facial toner refrigerated or it will lose its effectiveness when exposed to heat, light & air, and don’t hesitate to throw away the small quantity you may still be left with after a couple of days.
You may apply it as every other facial toner, in the morning & before going to bed, or every other 2 days as I do as I noticed that it dries out my skin if I use it daily. But I advise you to listen to your skin to understand yourself how often should you use it. You may also use it before taking sunbaths to help your skin fight free radicals due to sun exposure.
If you’ll use it constantly, your complexion will appear smoother, the age spots & acne scars lightened & your blemishes decreased. It’s a great homemade remedy to fight those hateful acne scars or sun spots on your skin and a great anti-aging ingredient as it has been proven to help build collagen and elastin in our skin.
If you’re looking for some natural, organic, ready-to-use remedies, I invite you to also check out my cosmetic line which allows you to customize your face creams to your unique skin needs. Specifically, you may want to check out the Lightening Fruit Acid Booster which promotes the renewal of superficial skin cells thanks to the gentle exfoliating action of this awesome cocktail of fruit acids.
This high-potency brightening booster gently exfoliates dead skin cells, revealing new skin, improving skin texture & correcting the appearance of skin tone for a balanced, radiant complexion.
You may also want to check out my homemade recipe for an alcohol free face toner suitable for acne prone and oily skin based on herbal waters otherwise known as hydrosols.
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Take care & always choose yourself