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Why You Need Antioxidants In Your Skincare Routine?
Antioxidants are highly essential in skincare.
But the question is – do you really understand why?
Antioxidants are a class of ingredients the body can't do without to stay fresh.
It's also no news that antioxidants are excellent in preventing the formation of wrinkles or fine lines. So, in essence, you could say that they can slow down the aging process. But apart from that, how do they benefit the skin? It's why you need this post!
Today, Many skincare products or supplements claim to contain antioxidants like Vitamin C, retinol and Vitamin E. However, while these products may be excellent for some people, others might be advised to apply caution when using them.
Join us today as we dissect various benefits you get from antioxidants and why you should never miss them in your routine. Let's move!
What is Antioxidant?
Antioxidants can be seen as substances that delay or prevent cell damage by neutralizing the effect of free radicals and oxidative stress.
By definition, free radicals are unstable molecules that can harm body cells. They are termed "unstable" because they lack one electron. To complete their electron structure, they attack healthy cells to obtain their electrons.
They are formed as a byproduct of normal cellular processes, but can also be generated by external factors such as UV radiation, pollution, &. smoking.
On the other hand, oxidative stress is an imbalance between antioxidants and free radicals in the body. Oxidative stress and free radicals can trigger aging and diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegeneration.
Antioxidants neutralize these free radicals by donating some of their own electrons to these unstable molecules. Hence, breaking any chain reaction, they might have caused.
Examples Of Antioxidants
Antioxidants can be derived from natural or synthetic substances such as fruits, vegetables or supplements. One essential antioxidant produced by the body is known as glutathione.
In case you are wondering if antioxidants go beyond vitamin C. The answer is yes. Some examples of antioxidants include Vitamins A, C & E, Zinc, Flavonoids, Selenium, Carotenoids, etc.
Top Benefits of Antioxidant In Skincare
Generally, the more these unstable free radicals are neutralized by a quality skincare routine, the closer you get to preserving your youthful glow without wrinkles.
Aside from this benefit, here are other outstanding advantages of having antioxidants in your skincare routine.
When the body is subjected to oxidative stress, it affects the production of collagen and elastin, which are responsible for keeping the skin firm and elastic.
Adding an antioxidant to your skincare routine will help to prevent this deficiency in the skin cell structure and allow your skin to become firmer.
Antioxidants also help to enhance the general texture of the skin. To enjoy these benefits, we recommend checking out our Collagen Elastin For Face & Neck.
Interestingly, antioxidants have a unique capability to enhance the appearance of rough, dull and uneven skin complexion to become radiant.
Antioxidants like the popular vitamin c, also known as ascorbic acid, are instrumental in brightening the skin tone. It does this by reducing the effects of UV rays which usually cause dark discoloration on the skin.
And then, it quenches the formation of dark spots by controlling the production of extra pigments on the skin. Hence, we recommend our Green Tea & Mineral Gold Day Cream.
In the past, considerable research has supported the notion that antioxidants can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.
Of course, one major factor that triggers these premature aging signs is constant exposure to UV rays. Antioxidants are quite effective in neutralizing these effects for healthier skin.
To protect yourself fully, we recommend using Azulene Moisturize and the Sunblock SPF for 24-hour protection from the sun.
The abundance of free radicals and oxidative stress on the skin can trigger inflammation or redness on the skin. Although this is a systemic issue, it may show up as different symptoms.
For instance, it can display itself as acne, rashes, sensitivity, redness, and so much more. What antioxidants do is that it penetrates the skin and calms this Inflammation.
Of course, you might notice this effect on any skincare products highly enriched with vitamins C, E and D, essential minerals.
Antioxidants also contribute to the general defense system of the skin. Yes, apart from the UV rays, our skin may also be exposed to environmental pollutants which, if left over time, can cause damage to the skin, such as wrinkles, sagginess and dull skin complexion.
Fortunately, topical antioxidants can protect the skin from this environmental attack and allow the skin to glow.
We recommend the Crema De Leche Cream, which is saturated with enough antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to enhance the skin defense system.
Our Professional Recommendation
As much as antioxidants can reduce the effects of damaging free radicals. We also advise everyone to apply sunblock SPF before leaving their house each morning.
Aside from using good skincare products, ensure to eat proper foods with sufficient vitamins to aid your skin and your general body's defense system.
Finally, don't forget to be committed to your skincare routine. You can always contact us or book an appointment immediately for a more personalized skincare routine!
Of course, you already know that a skincare routine is only complete with enough antioxidants.