My love affair with antioxidants has been “and they lived happily ever after” story. And with good reason! I know you have heard a lot of talk about antioxidants and their remarkable benefits for the skin (which I completely agree with). But do we know what antioxidants are and how they aid in improving the quality of your skin? So here is a simple straightforward rundown.
What are antioxidants?
Antioxidants occur naturally in plant-based foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, coffee, tea, wine and chocolate. They help prevent and repair damage to your body’s tissues that are caused by free radicals. The major sources of free radicals are environmental pollutants, cigarette smoke, poor diet, high-stress levels and alcohol. Regular exposure to the sun and pollutants dramatically increases the rate of skin oxidation which leads to deterioration of skin cells. Antioxidants can come to the rescue by helping prevent or slow down the effect of free radicals.
How do antioxidants improve my skin?
Antioxidants are essential to the skin when it comes to anti-aging. Just like how your body needs a nutrient rich diet, so does your skin. Your skin is the largest organ of your body, thus nourishing it with ingredients rich in antioxidants is crucial to a glowing complexion. It can help combat the elements responsible for visible signs of aging. The result is a more youthful appearance while revitalizing dull looking skin. The benefits do not just end there. Antioxidants help firm the skin, decrease inflammation, lessen the appearance of wrinkles, reduce the appearance of scar tissues, improve acne, repair sun damage and stimulate blood flow to the skin resulting in the boost of new cell growth. In fact, because of the phenomenal benefits they have on your skin Arya Essentials uses an array of powerfully effective antioxidants in our skincare line.
What are some of the best antioxidants for your skin?
Vitamin E – Defends skin from environmental factors and speeds up the healing process.
Vitamin C – Helps preserve skin’s resilience, diminishes the look of fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and uneven skin tone.
Resveratrol – Protects the skin’s surface and brightens the complexion.
Retinol (Vitamin A) – Has a multitude of benefits. It restores skin, evens skin tones, reduces enlarged pores, minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves skin’s luminosity.
Green Tea – Aids in reducing sun damage, calms skin and reduces inflammation
Not only should you incorporate antioxidants into your skin care, it is important that you include it in your diet as well. Using skincare products that contain antioxidants along with a nutrient rich diet is what I believe is the formula to experiencing healthy youthful glowing skin!
All my best,