What is the interest of using vitamin C skin care? Well, it is packed full of anti-oxidants, while this might seem like just one of those buzzwords that are constantly thrown around, antioxidants are actually good at helping prevent celluar decay (or oxidation) and the signs of aging that come with it. But that's not all, vitamin C is also an important part of collagen production so it will help maintain your skin's elasticity, firmness, and tonus. This boost to your collagen will also make healing faster and improve the general texture of your skin. In short, whether you're looking to prevent the most visible signs of passing years or just to give your skin a little boost, those 4 DIY face mask recipes have you covered.
1. Quick And Easy Honey Mask
This mask relies on ingredients you probably already have at home so it's a great place to start. As an added bonus it smells amazing. What you'll need:
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- A teaspoon of cinnamon (do not go overboard with this one it's good for your skin but in moderation otherwise it can be irritating)
- 1 lemon slice place the honey and cinnamon in a little dish and squeeze in the juice from the lemon slice, mix thoroughly.
Apply to your skin and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes, this mask is on the more liquid side so you might want to wear a towel around your neck to prevent unwanted drops.
2. Meringue Style Mask
This is a surprisingly simple mask to make and only requires 2 ingredients. What you'll need:
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon of orange juice (without pulp)
Whisk the egg white into a frothy consistency, you can use a fork for this part but it might take a little while, add the orange juice slowly while whisking. Apply to your skin and let sit for about 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Orange Peel Mask
This one might require a little more planning if you don't already have orange peel powder at the read, but it's worth it. What you'll need:
- 2 teaspoons of orange peel powder or the peel from 3 oranges
- 2 teaspoons of plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoons of honey
Cut the peels into small pieces and lay them out to dry in a dry sunny spot for more or less 3 days. When completely dry, place the pieces in your blender and grind them into a fine powder. Add 2 teaspoons of the resulting powder to a small dish and combine with the yogurt and honey. Wash your skin with warm water before applying the mask and let it sit on your skin for roughly 20 minutes for best results rinse the mask off with cold water, this will help close your pores and prevent blackheads from forming in the pores you've just cleaned.
4- Energizing Scrub mask
This little mix offers both hydration and exfoliation as well as the benefits of vitamin C. What you'll need: -
- A teaspoon of powdered oats
- 1 teaspoon of not quite powdered walnuts
- more or less 1 teaspoon of orange juice
Combine the dry ingredients and slowly add a little orange juice till you have reached a paste like consistency that you like. Apply the mixture to your face and let sit for 20 minutes then using circular motion scrub it in and rinse with cold water. Regardless of your age, vitamin C can be great for your skin care routine, the antioxidants and collagen boost it provides will help prevent damage from forming, help heal the damage already done and slow down the signs of aging. In addition to those long-term benefits, vitamin C will help keep your skin clear and toned right from the start.
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