7 Antioxidants that should be in everyone’s skin care routine
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Whether you have a date or are looking for one, it is really important to get your skin at its best! Antioxidants will get you glowing in just a few days.
As part of the aging process, our skin will gradually become thinner and lose elasticity; however, there are many factors that play a significant role in accelerating this process; this phenomenon is known as premature aging and the main culprit of premature aging is exposure to free radicals.
Free radicals are molecules that are produced by environmental stressors such as tobacco smoke, and radiation from tanning beds and sunrays. Free radicals are all around us and are even produced within our bodies through the process of digestion. These ugly molecules wreak havoc but there is an effective way to combat them: antioxidants.
Antioxidants are naturally occurring substances that combat or reverse the effects of free radicals. Scientists have identified several highly effective antioxidant ingredients. These ingredients can be found in foods and in various types of skin care products.
These are the most potent antioxidants to look for when choosing a skincare product:
Vitamin E (also called tocopherol) is an antioxidant that is present in the skin and found in various foods. It helps the skin look younger by stimulating collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. This vitamin is the most beneficial vitamin for skin.
Lycopene is a carotenoid found in red fruits and vegetables. This antioxidant is the perfect ingredient for improving skin texture because it increases the production of collagen and reduces the DNA damage that leads to wrinkles.
Years ago, Green Tea was clinically proven to help prevent diseases such as heart disease, weight gain, and cancer. Clinical studies recently uncovered antioxidant benefits. It has been discovered that when applied to the skin, green tea can reduce sun damage by reducing inflammation and tackling free radicals, those pesky molecules wreak havoc on our cells.
The antioxidant resveratrol is compound that is commonly found in grapes, nuts, fruits, and red wine. The American Chemical Society announced that when topically applied, resveratrol provides protection against radiation and inhibits oxidative stress.
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Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is an essential nutrient found in certain healthy fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C is a versatile molecule that has two functions in skin care products: as an antioxidant and as a collagen booster. Both of these functions are imperative for preserving and maintaining skin’s youthful appearance.
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Niacinamide (vitamin B3) is an amazing antioxidant that combats hyperpigmentation and displays prevents inflammation. It also improves the texture and tone of the skin, as well as hydrates the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles.
Grape seed is a potent antioxidant. Studies have demonstrated it to be a stronger combatant of free radicals than vitamins C and E.
Incorporating a combination of these powerful antioxidants into your skin care routine will make you look several years younger after only a few days of proper application. In my next post, I will discuss the best techniques to use when applying products.
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