What are antioxidants? And why are they so important to your skin care regime?
You probably already know that foods high in antioxidants, such as blueberries, acai, dark chocolate and pumpkin, are essential in a healthy diet. But they are just as helpful when applied to your skin, as those antioxidant properties get directly applied to the cells on your skin’s surface, to be absorbed beneath the outer layer.
Here’s what you need to know about antioxidants in your skin care!
First, what are antioxidants?
Antioxidants help protect your skin from cellular damage caused by free radicals and environmental factors like UV rays and pollution. Antioxidants provide long-term protection for your skin against these damaging elements.
Some of our favourite foods and products that are high in antioxidants, and are perfect in your skin care regime, are:
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin C
- Stone Crop
- Licorice Root
Common benefits to adding antioxidants into your daily skin care routine:
1. Antioxidants can firm skin
As we age, it's natural to lose elasticity to our skin. The firmness of our skin depletes due to aging and environmental factors such as air pollutants and UV rays. However, by using a blend of nourishing antioxidants you can help slow down this deterioration and rejuvenate your skin's appearance.
2. Antioxidants brighten and even skin tone
Sun exposure and free radicals can cause changes to our skin pigmentation production, which can result in dark spots and uneven skin tone. Certain antioxidants can help improve the appearance of dull and uneven skin tone.
Eminence Organics Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster-Serum brightens skin appearance with ingredients like lactic acid that shed off dead cells to unveil glowing looking skin.
3. Antioxidants can help improve scar appearance
Scar tissue has a different cell structure compared to that of healthy skin, which makes it rigid and often appear red. Antioxidants can improve the appearance of scars by regenerating the cells of damaged skin.
One of our all-time favourite Eminence Organics products to reduce the appearance of scars is the Arctic Berry Peel & Peptide Illuminating System. Loaded with antioxidants from lingonberry seed oil and arctic berries, the system’s Actiwhite combination brightens skin, exfoliates away dark spots, and reduces the look of scars on the skin’s surface.
4. Antioxidants aid in correcting signs of aging
Unfortunately, there is no cure to aging! However, by using a combination of antioxidants you can help reduce and soften the visible signs of aging.
Combat signs of aging with Eminence Organics Stone Crop Serum and Eminence Organics Eight Greens Youth Serum. Rich in Omega 3’s, vitamins, Coenzyme Q10 and Alpha Lipoic Acids which reduce the appearance of wrinkles and give your skin a more youthful glow.
We recommend being consistent with your skincare routine. It’s imperative that you protect your skin from sun exposure by using an SPF sunscreen rated 30 and greater. Combine sunscreen with antioxidants to work as your skin defense mechanism against free radicals, pollution, and UV rays.