Antioxidants play a critical role in fighting the signs of aging caused by free radical oxidation. Free radicals are formed by damage to the environment from toxins, pollution, tobacco and the sun. These scavengers cause permanent cell deterioration and reduce elasticity, which results in the signs of aging. The dirty work of free radicals show up in the form of fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, undereye circles and sagging skin.
The Power of Antioxidants
Antioxidants are composed of vitamins and minerals. They have the power to neutralize free radicals and help prevent and even reverse some of their damage. Antioxidants that you can consume and use topically also reduce and soothe inflammation. When skin is inflamed, the reparative process is impeded. The result is acne, sun spots, hyperpigmentation and the cellular damage that causes fine lines and wrinkles.
Many fruits, vegetables and food items are rich in antioxidants and now they’re often infused into skincare products, such as our Vitamin C Complex Serum. They can be water- or lipid-soluble or both. Skincare products containing antioxidants are as essential as sunscreen to your daily regimen. They help form a barrier that protects your skin from damage from the sun’s dangerous UV rays and other environmental pollutants that cause oxidative stress. Products like Vitamin C Complex Serum prevent and even reverse the damage free radicals cause.
Vitamin C is a critical antioxidant because it can actually help prevent sunburn and photo-aging. We tell our clients to layer High Density C Serum under their sunscreen for added protection. An added benefit is that it boosts production of collagen, the protein responsible for skin’s elasticity. Regular use of vitamin C serum can fade dark spots, boost firmness and give skin a rosy glow.
Vitamin A contains retinoids, which help improve the appearance of acne, wrinkles, brown spots and hyperpigmentation, while stimulating cellular turnover. Products containing vitamin A boost collagen production and slough away dead skin cells that clog pores and cause inflammation. Vitamin A also promotes wound healing and the production of new blood vessels.
Vitamin E is another excellent antioxidant to incorporate into your skincare regimen. It protects against sun damage, hydrates and soothes dry skin, discourages wrinkles and may help heal wounds and scars. Studies show that when vitamin C and E are used together, they provide even greater protection from UV rays and reduce the formation of sunburn cells. Our Nourishing E Oil is an excellent choice for your anti-aging routine.
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