When we think of anti-oxidants, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it in our food? Is it a skin care product? Is it a vitamin? Or perhaps we just aren’t sure how to describe what they are and what they can do for the health of our skin and bodies. Anti-oxidants are in the category of vitamins and minerals that impact the condition of our skin cells. If you guessed the sources as food, skin care products or vitamins, all three answers are correct.
Free radicals, environmental exposure to toxins and weather are all contributing elements that cause oxidation. Oxidation is the breakdown of the cellular structure of our skin. Anti-oxidants provide our skin a source of protection against the damaging process of free radicals. Sound a bit too scientific? The best way to describe the process simply is, restoration of existing cell damage, minimizing the aging process of cell destruction by blocking free radicals and protecting our skin from the inside by encouraging new cell growth.
Anti-oxidants need to be part of our daily balanced diet, as well as our skin care routine. Anti-oxidant rich foods are sources such as berries, avocado, oranges, apples, pomegranate, broccoli, sweet potatoes and more. Many vitamins found in food sources are converted to naturally viable ingredients in advanced skin care formulas including nutrients such as vitamin A, C, and E.
The anti-aging benefits of anti-oxidants contribute to the repair or prevention of fine lines, wrinkles, lack of firmness and they contribute to a more toned, healthy appearance. If you want to learn more about the benefit of anti-oxidants for your skin, contact one of our skin care professionals and ask for a complimentary skin care consultation. You will learn what products are right for you and the correct dosage to get the results you desire.