Let’s face it—skin loses its luminosity with time. It sags, it wrinkles, and it blotches up with spots and loses its elasticity. While you can’t control genetics and certain pre-existing health conditions, you can work to maintain the health of your skin by giving it the care it deserves. Dermatologists and skin health professionals 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 byproducts 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 altar 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 skin.

Protect Skin

Skin is like a canvas. When it’s left to the harsh elements of wind, smoke, sun and pollutants in the air, these external factors can generate free radicals which can weaken the cellular structure of the skin. The sad 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 all about what antioxidants can do to provide nourishment support for yourskin. 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.