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Role And Benefits Of Vitamin C For Skin And Hair Care

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Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that cannot be stored in the body. It has to be consumed or applied every day, in order to work on your body. Consuming Vitamin C is very easy based on the list of vegetables and fruits that have a high Vitamin C content.

However, applying Vitamin C is a little challenging, as most of its fruits and vegetables are tough to be applied or you may be unaware on how to apply it on the skin or hair.

In fact using Vitamin C in the right way can ward off many everyday skin and hair problems.

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To do this, consumption of Vitamin C alone won't help. Depending on your specific skin or hair-related problem, you have to ensure the direct application of Vitamin C.

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Check this list of problems that Vitamin C can solve on your body and how you can apply the Vitamin C remedy on the same.

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Vitamin C For Hair

For hair, Vitamin C solves three main problems - premature hair graying, hair fall and it strengthens the roots of the hair.

Method of application:
Ingredients:

  • 1 boiled sweet potato
  • 1/2 small cup of gooseberries
  • 5 strawberries
  • 1/2 small red bell pepper
  1. Put all the above-mentioned ingredients - boiled sweet potato, gooseberries, strawberries and red bell pepper in the grinder and make it a soft paste.
  2. Apply it on the hair before bath and wait for 30 minutes.
  3. After this Vitamin C enriched hair pack, wash your hair with lukewarm water.

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Vitamin C For Nails

For nails, Vitamin C solves three painful problems - splitting cuticles, dry nails and hanging nails.

Method of application:
Ingredients:
1 lime

  • Squeeze the lime juice into a bowl.
  • Dip only your nails in the lime juice for 15 minutes and then wash. Do moisturize after this.
  • Doing this helps improve your nail health. This can be done upto two times in a day.
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Vitamin C For Face Mask

For the face, Vitamin C solves many problems like ageing skin, pimples and acne. It also works on skin elasticity. To apply Vitamin C on the face, you can follow the given recipe.

Method of application:
Ingredients:

  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/2 cup papaya (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey
  1. In the mixer, put the chopped kiwi and papaya pieces. Blend it to a paste. Check if it is completely smooth.
  2. To the paste you prepared, add a teaspoon of raw honey and your Vitamin C-enriched face mask is ready.
  3. Apply it on the face, wait for 15-20 minutes till it starts drying and then, wash off.

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Vitamin C For Skin Elasticity

Vitamin C improves skin elasticity specially for 30+ aged women. Treating ageing skin with Vitamin C is easiest and fastest. You can actually do this every day if your skin has started showing the early signs of ageing.

Method of application:
Ingredient:
1 tomato

  1. Cut the tomato into half, rub each half on your ageing skin for 15-20 minutes. Then, wash off.
  2. If you want the same to act like a scrub on your skin, just dip the half tomato in a bowl of sugar and then massage with it. The sugar might melt off while massaging the tomato on the skin. In that case, repeat coating the tomato with sugar and continue.

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Vitamin C For Skin Tan

To get rid of the skin tan, the only Vitamin C-enriched fruit that you can count on is papaya. Consumption as well as application of papaya works on the skin tan. For applying papaya on skin tan, you can follow the given steps.

Method of application:
Ingredient:
1 papaya

  1. Peel and chop the papaya into small pieces.
  2. Put the papaya pieces in the blender and make it into a paste.
  3. Apply this on your tanned skin area, wait for 15-20 minutes and then wash off.
  4. For extra benefits, you can pour some raw honey in the papaya skin tan mask you prepare.

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Story first published: Monday, September 25, 2017, 14:30 [IST]
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