Vitamin C gold face serum

While it’s widely recognized that incorporating vitamin C-rich foods like citrus fruits, berries, and dark leafy greens into your diet can promote internal healing, integrating vitamin C into your daily skincare routine can also foster external rejuvenation. Vitamin C aids in the repair and growth of skin tissue, boasting potent antioxidants that shield the skin from harmful free radicals.

Found abundantly in nature, vitamin C is a powerhouse antioxidant synthesized by plants but not by our bodies due to the absence of the enzyme L-glucono-gamma lactone oxidase necessary for its production. Hence, we rely on dietary sources such as citrus fruits, strawberries, raspberries, papaya, and vegetables like kale and broccoli. Historical examples, such as sailors carrying vitamin C-rich foods to prevent scurvy during voyages, underscore its vital role in maintaining health. However, the body’s absorption of orally consumed vitamin C is limited.

To address this limitation and unlock its skincare benefits, creating a DIY vitamin C serum offers a practical solution. Here’s how you can make your own:

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of GMO-free vitamin C powder
  • 1 teaspoon of filtered or purified water
  • 1½ tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • ⅛ teaspoon of vitamin E oil
  • 5 drops of frankincense essential oil

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the vitamin C powder and filtered water until blended.
  2. Add the aloe vera gel to the mixture and blend thoroughly.
  3. Incorporate the vitamin E oil and frankincense, mixing until all ingredients are well combined.
  4. Using a funnel, transfer the serum into a small amber bottle to minimize light exposure.
  5. Apply the serum at night, ensuring to cleanse it off in the morning to prevent sensitivity to sunlight.
  6. Follow up with a facial moisturizer like our DIY lavender and coconut oil moisturizer.
  7. Start by using the serum every other night to gauge your skin’s response. Visible results typically manifest within a few weeks to three months.