You’ve heard it plenty of times: antioxidants are saviors for your skin! They will make your skin feel and look younger. There’s plenty of merit to these words; and three antioxidants in particular that deliver the strongest punch in benefitting your skin.
Here are the three antioxidants in detail - allowing you to gain a better understanding about why they are so great!
1. Vitamin A
Vitamin A has been shown to encourage the reproduction of normal skin cells, thus, increasing the rate at which your skin heals. Vitamin A also thickens and stimulates the dermis - the skin layer below the exposed skin; it’s where collagen, elastin and blood vessels are. Result: reduced wrinkles and fine lines, and the decrease in collagen and elastin breakdown.
And because your skin’s cellular structure is repaired by the epidermis - the outer layer of your skin - with the help of Vitamin A, your skin will be better protected from ultra violet light too. Vitamin A also helps decrease sebum production, leaving your skin less prone to acne.
Products with Vitamin A: A product with retinol, aka Vitamin A, is a great product for your skin. Find a product without tongue out, gagging chemicals in order to reduce any possible irritation from the retinol.
2. Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps with the production of collagen, which is a protein that helps keep your skin firm. Vitamin C also helps fight free-radicals, which are molecules that wreck havoc on your skin - causing dryness to the dreaded fine lines and wrinkles. These benefits together will help improve your overall skin texture and give you more healthy and youthful skin.
Products with Vitamin C: our Advanced Vitamin C NutraSerum has 20% stabilized Vitamin C. This ratio of Vitamin C is the ideal amount to amplify the benefits that you will receive.
3. Vitamin E
Vitamin E also fights free radicals, helping keep your skin healthier and younger. The key benefit to fighting free radicals is slowing down the aging process. Vitamin E helps combat the nasty side effects from ultra violet light from the sun, minimizing damage.
Vitamin E helps keep your skin hydrated, while restoring skin's elasticity, keeping it soft and supple too.
Products with Vitamin E: our Bioactive HydraSerum contains avocado oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil and many other oils that are great sources of Vitamin E.
Vitamins are essential for your health, and just as important for your skin’s health and appearance - especially the three powerhouse vitamins listed above. Used together, these vitamins will help drastically improve your skincare regimen.
Always follow a product's directions, and consult with your physician if you have an abnormal skin condition before you begin any skincare routine with any product.
What antioxidants have worked best for your skin? Tell us about it in the comment section below.