The Anti-Aging Benefits of 3 Powerful Antioxidants in Skin Care
We’ve all heard the term and try to include them in our diet on a daily basis. From green smoothies to nutrient-rich snacks, we’re all about antioxidants!
We know they’re fantastic for our health and can help to protect us against disease, but perhaps you aren’t sure the role antioxidants play in skin care or how they even work.
That’s where we come in!
In this article we’ll break it down and show you why antioxidants are so great and a must-have for your skin and how they work to fight the signs of aging.
So grab your smoothie, sit back and dive in!
What is an antioxidant?
An antioxidant is a molecule that helps protect the body against the damaging effects of free radicals. A chemical reaction, called oxidation, produces free radicals. Think of sliced fruit that turns brown after sitting out for a while. Once exposed to air, free radicals are released, and oxidation begins.
Exposure to environmental stressors such as sun and pollution, or other stressors such as chemicals, toxins, smoking, eating an unhealthy diet, along with stress can create free radicals. These free radicals damage healthy cells and can increase your risk for disease and aging skin.
Antioxidants help inhibit this process from taking place.
How do antioxidants fight the signs of aging?
Antioxidants act as scavengers that seek out and neutralize free radicals before they can cause damage to cells.
Topically applied, antioxidants help combat signs of aging, providing long-term benefits rather than a temporary “quick fix” solution.
Three key antioxidant ingredients to include in your skin routine to fight aging
This is our favorite antioxidant vitamin! It sort of does it all. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, brightens and evens skin tone, helps shield against environmental stressors, and hydrates and nourishes for softer, plumper skin.
Try our Vitamin C Brightening Serum for a powerful dose of this beauty vitamin! It also smells wonderful with its natural, citrusy scent.
Bulgarian Rose Water
The true-to-nature rose aroma is an intoxicating scent that can help calm and quiet the weary soul. Since stress is a huge contributor to aging skin, we encourage you to spritz Rose Hydrating Toner throughout the day!
Topically, rose water helps to calm and revitalize sensitive and stressed skin for a refreshed, silky soft complexion!
A vitamin A compound and antioxidant powerhouse, retinol is something every woman should consider in her anti-aging routine!
Retinol benefits the skin in various ways. It helps to rejuvenate skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and give skin a fresh-faced, youthful-looking glow.
To experience the excellent benefits of retinol for yourself, try our Resurfacing Night Cream.
These are just a few of our favorite antioxidant ingredients to fight the signs of aging. For a list of all our age-defying products, click here!
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