On the 6th Day of Christmas… We are learning about Antioxidants! We all have been told that antioxidants are imperative for our bodies and skin, but why? Antioxidants are nutrients (vitamins and minerals) and enzymes (proteins inside your body) that can help to prevent and repair damage to your body’s tissues. Antioxidants do this by preventing or slowing down the creation of free radicals, which start oxidation- a process that causes damage from oxygen that can prevent cell dysfunction. As antioxidants block the effects of free radicals, they end up becoming oxidized. This is why it’s important to constantly replenish your supply of antioxidants.
Antioxidants are molecules which can safely interact with free radicals and terminate the chain reaction that the oxidation causes before vital molecules are damaged. There are several enzyme systems in our body that naturally scavenge free radicals. But the principle antioxidants needed by the body are Vitamin E, beta-carotene, and Vitamin C. The body cannot manufacture these micronutrients, so they must be supplied by diet, or skin care products.
When it comes to antioxidants and caring for your skin, antioxidants can help to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Unlike sunscreens and moisturizers, antioxidants can protect your skin from the inside out by guarding your cells from damage. In addition to helping fortify cells against free radicals, Vitamins A and C also encourage cell and tissue growth, helping the body to repair itself. This is imperative for the skin as it is constantly shedding and regrowing cells. For this reason, vitamins A and C are helpful in any anti-aging regimen, as they may help fight fine lines and wrinkles. We offer many skincare products in our Candessa and Glo lines that are chock full of antioxidants! In our Candessa line we offer our Anti-ox Ultra serum that provides the skin with vitamins C & E, and an Anti-ox Restore Eye Complex that contains Vitamin C. Our Glo line also offers a powerful 15% Vitamin C serum that is the perfect boost of antioxidants for any skin type!
Now that we have learned all about antioxidants, and why they are so beneficial and imperative to our skin… Stay tuned for a GIVEAWAY!
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