How to Do an At Home Vitamin C Treatment for Age Spots and Sun Damage

Get Rid of Dark Spots and Dull Skin at Home!

Age spots, sun damage, and other various marks on your skin can really make your face look older, but we’ve found just the thing to help your skin look younger and brighter.

The best part about this treatment is that it costs very little money and is readily available at your local drug store, and it’s a piece of cake to do.

By the end of this article, you’re going to have an excellent tool to eliminate some of the signs of aging in the privacy of your own bathroom.

Vitamin C to the Rescue

That’s right – vitamin C. Now don’t mistake this for citric acid because they aren’t the same thing. Citric acid is simply the ingredient that makes your oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits tart. There isn’t any vitamin C in it at all. Now that we’ve clarified that, let’s get down to business.

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that you get from eating such foods as oranges, red peppers, and broccoli. Regardless of what you may have heard, there is actually more vitamin C in broccoli than there is in oranges. Don’t get me wrong – oranges are a good source, but they’re not your BEST source.

It’s great to eat plenty of C because it’s a powerful antioxidant that helps your body fight the signs of aging from the inside, but if you use it in topical form, it’ll help keep you young looking on the outside, too.

What You’ll Need

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The Method

Start by tying your hair back in a ponytail. Wrap the pantyhose around your head so that your face is completely exposed, but all of your hair is covered, then criss-cross them and tie the legs out of the way. Wrap a towel around your shoulders.

Put about an 1/8 of a teaspoon of vitamin C powder in your ramekin then add 1 teaspoon of the distilled water. Swirl it around until there are no crystals left and all of the powder is dissolved. Swirl it a bit with your brush to make sure that it’s all dissolved.

Once you’re sure that it’s all absorbed, dab your brush on the side of the ramekin to drip the excess back in because it’s going to be watery. Starting on your forehead, paint the solution on your face in steady strokes. Because it’s so watery, many people prefer to use glycolic acid or a gelatinous base, but doing it this way gets the most Vitamin C to your skin. It’s just a matter of personal preference.

When applying, be careful not to get it into your eyes and don’t apply it to areas of skin that are particularly sensitive. You shouldn’t use it on broken skin, either. Layer the vitamin C solution over your face and use the brush as a bufffer so that you’re working the solution down into your skin instead of just slathering it on top. Feel free to use this on your neck area, too.

At first, you won’t feel anything but after a few minutes, you’ll start to feel a stinging or burning sensation that tells you that the vitamin C is working. Some people can’t tolerate this feeling, so if you’re particularly sensitive, you may want to apply to a small area first to make sure that you’ll not be too uncomfortable. The stinging will start to go away after 15 minutes or so and will be completely gone in 20.

It’s probably best to use this solution at night, but if you’d like to do it during the day, leave it on for 20 minutes or so then remove it with the aloe vera toner. Wait a few minutes before you apply your makeup.

If you’re doing this at night, you don’t necessarily need to take it off but you can if you’d like. After 20 minutes or so, apply your vitamin E serum and massage your face a bit as you’re applying. You’ll notice that it will start stinging again. You can also use a vitamin E capsule if you’d like but it’s a bit sticky.

Next, apply your moisturizer. Make sure that you use one that doesn’t have retinol or other products in it because your skin is going to be a bit irritated anyway. Just use a simple one that doesn’t even have dies or perfumes in it.

If the solution burns your skin too much, take it off immediately. This is not a case of “more is better” so only use the small amount of C that she recommends.

If you’ve used vitamin C solution, tell us how it worked for you in the comments section below.

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