Women have all the fun buying face creams and fancy
concoctions in neat little jars.
As Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have made
abundantly clear: face creams aren’t for us macho men. Just wait, Justin Bieber, the clock is already
But men can have the same fun as women without
having to read Marie Claire, Cosmo or Vogue to get the latest skin and makeup
Think Vitamin C!s
Yes, that Vitamin C— a powerful (and expensive)
anti-oxidant that helps promote elastin and collagen. Being beautiful does not come cheap! Name brand Vitamin C serums can range from
$30 to $100 and even store brands are in the $20 - $30 range.
So… not to fear! Think green, economical— and
effective. We found a solution devised
from the brain of a MIT scientist (not the Mel Brooks - Young Frankenstein type). We also ruled out the ever-popular remedies
using oatmeal, snail secretions and Preparation H.
There is a
little alchemy involved in this foolproof, homemade Vitamin C night serum, but
it’s as simple as a five-minute microwave food recipe, except this is a recipe
for easy beauty!
5 tablespoons distilled water
1 teaspoon pure Vitamic C powder or crystals (preferably powder)
2 tablespoons of glycerin
In a small, opaque container of not
more than three ounces, combine the five teaspoons of distilled water and one
teaspoon of Vitamin C powder or crystals.
Shake until the powder or crystals are completed dissolved. Then add the Glycerin, and shake the solution
again (always shake before each use).
The opaque bottle is important because Vitamin C in powder or cream form
oxidizes rapidly, which causes it to lose its efficacy (if it ages enough, it can
even harm the skin). The opaque bottle
slows the oxidation process. Remix once
every 1-2 weeks.
Voila! – A Vitamin C night cream for less than $50 per year – a tenth of the
cost of all those magazines that tell you how to halt the aging process and
hide age wrinkles.