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5 Benefits of Antioxidants in Skin Care

 

By: Samantha Posted: 12/06/2016


Antioxidants are defined as molecules that prevent other molecules from undergoing oxidations, particularly the uncontrolled ones produced by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable compounds that attack molecules and can therefore harm the body’s cells. They cause inflammation which in turn, in the long run, makes skin to become dull and wrinkled. Consuming antioxidant-rich foods, remembering that not all what you eat goes on the skin, and using therefore an antioxidant-containing day cream among other anti-aging products, is key to maintaining supple, youthful skin. Let’s take a quick look at some of the amazing benefits antioxidants offer.

Skin-Firming

Daily use of an antioxidant (vitamin E) day cream helps maintaining the structure of the epidermis that envelopes the skin. Your skin remains firm and supple. Antioxidants are
believed to slow down the process of aging by reducing the rate of accumulation of damage.

Anti-Inflammatory

The inflammatory process consists of three steps of oxidative burst, thus damaging tissues and cells. Antioxidants limit the wrecking havoc of the inflammatory reaction. Decreased inflammation equals delayed onset of the visible signs of aging, more even skin tone, and fewer wrinkles.

Fewer Wrinkles

Antioxidant day creams help the skin stay smooth and beautiful. Vitamins E and C are two potent antioxidants that maintain the structure of the epidermis and keep skin plump.

Sun Damage

Consistent antioxidant day cream use helps the skin itself from the effects of sun damage. Antioxidants protect skin against free radicals when applied prior to sun
exposure and block the peroxidative cascade that damages the skin and provokes inflammation. These and other benefits make investing in an antioxidant day cream well worth it!





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