Continuing to highlight the best antioxidants for your face, it’s important to reiterate their benefits, and why antioxidants should be a daily part of your routine.
Your skin is your largest breathing organ, and taking care of it is vital. Antioxidants protect against free radicals, which damage the skin, increase stress, and expedite the aging process. Four out of five of our wrinkles come from environmental damage, and antioxidants can radically reduce those effects.
Let’s take a look at additional antioxidants to consider in your skin care routine.
Known as the skin vitamin, Vitamin E is a nutrient that is known for strengthening the skin’s immunity and maintaining its health. Vitamin E helps the body eliminate free radicals, nourish and protect the skin, and heal burns, scars, and wounds.
While Vitamin E may seem like an individual antioxidant, that is not quite true. Vitamin E encompasses several fat soluble vitamins known as Tocopherols, and is found naturally in many carrier oils such as Apricot Kernel, Flaxseed, Canola, Palm, Poppyseed, Olive and Soy.
In addition to being an antioxidant, Vitamin E is also a known anti-inflammatory. Some studies show this antioxidant in helping relieve itching, redness, and irritation in skin conditions, as well as stabilizing Vitamin C, which lends to additional antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support.
Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes, and is also sourced in peanuts, pomegranates and berries. Resveratrol helps brighten, smooth, and soothe the skin by protecting it from UVB damage that causes hyperpigmentation, photodamage, and collagen degradation. Its potency neutralizes free radical damage and promotes healthy collagen production. Additionally, resveratrol helps diminish wrinkles and increase firmness similarly to how the regeneration process works that allows vines to live for such a long time.
In this study, resveratrol worked as an excellent sunscreen when applied topically to the skin of mice, who were exposed to ultraviolet radiation.
Green tea is a superstar ingredient with known Eastern origin that has been making its rightful way into the world of skincare. It fights DNA repair through its powerful antioxidant, EGCG, which combats the signs of aging. Green tea is an anti-inflammatory that reduces redness and irritation, and is also an anti-bacterial agent that helps to unclog pores and treat acne.
This antioxidant also treats dark circles and puffy eyes as it contains caffeine and tannins, which help to shrink blood vessels and promote healthy circulation. Lastly, Green Tea contains Vitamin E and B2, which are essential for healthy skin maintenance.
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