Know Your Products: Antioxidants
Let’s face it—skin loses its luminosity with time. It sags, it wrinkles, spots appear, and elasticity disappears. Although your genetics play a role, you can improve the health of your skin by giving it the care it deserves. Dermatologists and skin health professionals alike recognize the potential of antioxidants to support skin health. Here are the top three reasons why you need antioxidants to provide nourishment support for your skin.
Neutralize Free Radicals
Free radicals are produced by the body in daily metabolism and interactions with external factors. They’re very volatile and can inflict damage to cells and cause inflammation. Unless antioxidants are at hand to neutralize the damaging effects, free radicals will increase risks of certain diseases, cause cellular damage and alter DNA, which can result in aging and illnesses. Eat a diet rich in antioxidants to help you keep free radicals in check. Use skin care products with antioxidants to protect against cellular damage to your skin.
Your skin is your body’s defense against the elements. Wind, smoke, sun and pollutants in the air, all of these external factors can generate free radicals which can weaken the cellular structure of the skin. The results? Age spots, premature aging, wrinkles and skin cancer. Antioxidants work to stop free radicals from starting chain reactions under the skin and destroying its plump and elasticity.
Promote Skin Repair
Collagen is the foundation of blood vessels and all connective tissues and is therefore found in the support fibers that makes the skin supple and taut. Antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, E, beta carotene and various minerals and enzymes are involved with skin repair, strengthening of blood vessels and collagen production. In particular, a super-group of antioxidants known as oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) are highly effective free radical scavengers. They also work overtime to protect and stimulate collagen.
At Privy Skin Care, we know what antioxidants can do to provide nourishment support for your skin. That’s why we formulate skin care products and offer facials and spa treatments infused with antioxidants.
Contact us today for a free skin analysis and allow us to give your skin all the nourishment support it needs.