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So What Are Antioxidants and Why Are They Good for Your Skin?

September 19, 2018

 

There is a lot that has been said about antioxidants and the role that they play in keeping the body youthful and healthy. Dermatologists recommend a diet that is rich in antioxidants for anyone who wants to have beautiful and glowing skin. But most people still think that most of the information out there is meant to hype products and make sales. Here are a few of them that you will find in our ingredients.

 

Vitamin E to neutralize free radicals

Free radicals are one of the external causes of aging. They include particles such as smoke, pollution, UV light, and some can even be found in food. Over time, healthy cell turnover slows dramatically due to cell damage and replacement. When you take vitamin E, you neutralize the effect of these free radicals, which prevents further skin damage. There are topical creams which contain the right concentration of the vitamin, and you can also take oral supplements for the same.

 

Resveratrol for prevention of collagen breakdown

We all know that oxidative stress creates an imbalance between pro-oxidants and antioxidant systems of your body. One of the side effects of this imbalance is the breakdown of collagen, which when broken down leads to sagging of the skin and development of wrinkles. Antioxidants such as resveratrol, which is obtained from grapes, reduces this breakdown and keeps the skin youthful for longer.

 

Vitamin C for an even skin tone

Getting exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, and free radicals, leads to discoloration of the skin over time. There is no better scavenger for free radicals in the body than Vitamin C. This vitamin is found in plenty of citrus fruits such a oranges, grapefruits, and lemons. When combined with Vitamin E, C can diminish the effects of free radicals and keep them at bay.

 

Ferulic acid for cell damage repair

Ferulic acid is an antioxidant which is naturally found in plant cells, and is used to stabilize Vitamin C in skin care products. It is a potent antioxidant which not only slows down the signs of aging skin, but reverses any damage that might have already taken place.

 

The process of healing skin that has already been damaged starts with getting the right antioxidants to help with the process. As long as you make them part of your diet and skin care, you will be ready to fight off the effects of aging.

 

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