Anti-Aging Vitamin C Face Mask to Fortify the Skin

When it comes to anti-aging skin care, vitamin C is the super nutrient. A regular
vitamin C face mask is a great tool for fortifying the skin against the aging process. As an antioxidant vitamin C goes after those free radicals that break down collagen and lead to skin inflammation and wrinkles. It is one of the nutrients that is used to form collagen, the protein that is found in skin and other tissues. In conjunction with silica (eat lots of brown rice, cucumbers, and oats for silica), vitamin C helps to boost collagen formation. As the body ages, collagen production slows down. Combined with the damaging effects of free radicals, and mature skin doesn't have a chance against aging — without lots of vitamin C in the diet and in skin care.

This homemade anti-aging facial revolves around one of the sweetest vitamin C-packed fruits, kiwi. Kiwi fruit is very high in vitamin C, as well as a range of antioxidants and other nutrients including carotenoids and potassium. Kiwi is also a source of alpha hydroxy acids, which gently remove accumulated skin cells. This mild exfoliation is helpful for unclogging pores, but also for treating dry skin and wrinkles. The AHA's will help to remove the top layer of the skin, promoting healthier, faster skin renewal.

Orange essential oil is a general tonic for the skin, supporting the formation of collagen and reducing any inflammation. It also has antiseptic properties. Be sure to use this vitamin C mask in the evening. Orange essential oil can make the skin more sensitive to the sun, so do not use before heading out to enjoy a sunny day.

This nourishing, anti-aging facial treatment is rounded out with raw, organic honey. Keep raw honey in the cupboard for homemade skin care recipes, but also as a healthy natural substitute to sugar and other sweeteners. Raw honey supplies antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Basically, it is a healthy skin super-food. It also has anti-bacterial properties and helps the skin to lock in moisture.

To make this vitamin C face mask you will need:

  • 1/2 fresh, peeled and diced kiwi fruit
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 drops orange essential oil

With the back of a fork, mash the kiwi into a pulp. Stir in the honey and then add the essential oil. Apply to a clean face, leaving a thin layer over the entire face and neck area. Relax for about twenty minutes. Read some poetry and listen to some soothing music. Try a cup of chamomile tea, sweetened with your raw honey and enjoy a full skin care, mind care treatment at home. Rinse, moisturize, and repeat next week.


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Cutis Medical said...

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