What are Antioxidants and Why Do They Matter to My Skin?
Have you heard all the buzz about antioxidants and skin care? Articles and advertisements often claim how important antioxidants are for keeping you looking and feeling young. Are antioxidants for real? We’re here to tell you that they are. However, there is more to antioxidants than simply adding some blackberries and green tea to your diet. Get the scoop on why antioxidants and skin care are the real deal, why it matters to you, and how to incorporate its skin and health benefits into your daily life.
Antioxidants and Skin Care: The Role of Antioxidants in Skin Health
Before we jump into why you need more antioxidants in your life, let’s take a quick look at what exactly they are.
Our bodies are made up of billions of cells, all of which are under constant attack by free radicals. Free radicals are unavoidable and can easily wreak havoc in your cells. They essentially “feed” on healthy cells by stealing electrons and changing the entire structure of the cell, causing damage. Antioxidants act as our main line of defense against these free radicals by giving them the electrons they seek, thus saving our cells from damage.
Now that you understand the role they play, it shouldn’t be hard to see why antioxidant-rich foods like blackberries, blueberries, carrots and green tea are great additions to your diet. However, if you want to take it a step further, we recommend that you consider antioxidants and skin care applied topically. Topical use can help to protect and repair your skin by making the antioxidants more readily available to your tissues.
The Most Important Antioxidants for Skin Health
Which antioxidants will benefit your particular skin care needs? How do you find them on product labels? Here’s just a few ways you can combined antioxidants and skin care with treatments and products at Skin by Lovely.
Minimize Sun Damage with Vitamin C
Vitamin C isn’t just a powerhouse antioxidant; it also helps shield your skin from harmful UV rays when applied topically. In addition, Vitamin C is a great way to brighten your skin and reduce hyperpigmentation. Our VI Peel utilizes vitamin C alongside other proven ingredients to repair sun damage and wrinkles while giving you younger-looking skin.
Get Softer and Smoother with Blueberries
Like blackberries and acai, blueberries are packed with anthocyanins; these potent antioxidants that also give these berries their blue and purple hues. Our Blueberry Fusion Scrub has organic blueberry puree and exfoliating fruit acids that will repair your skin as it reveals a softer, smoother texture.
The Sweet Rejuvenating Power of Honey
In addition to being a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, honey can also act as an effective topical antioxidant. Specifically, Manuka honey is known for its ability to regenerate and rejuvenate the skin. That’s why we love The Body Deli’s Radiance Honey Enzyme Peel. It’s full of ingredients that protect and nourish your skin while improving the look and feel of it.
Retinol: It’s Vitamin A+ for Your Skin!
Vitamin A, or retinol, is available as a prescription or in some over-the-counter products. It is the holy grail of anti-aging ingredients and not just because of its antioxidant qualities. Retinol has long been known to firm skin, diminish wrinkles, and refine large pores. We offer it as part of our VI Peel and SkinMedica chemical peels.
If you want to find antioxidant-rich skincare online, we offer a full online shop of skin care products. Many of our products contain the healthy, proven ingredients we have listed above.
Want Help With Anti-Aging Antioxidants and Skin Care?
Are you ready to take charge of your skin health? Skin By Lovely’s specialists and aesthetic consultants are always ready to answer any questions you may have. Whether you visit us in Portland or Santa Monica, our team of professionals has you covered.
When you’re ready to get started on your journey to younger, healthier skin, contact us today. We also offer online booking for a hassle-free way to schedule your consultation.