Antioxidants are routinely used in skin care products, and sometimes the advertised benefits can sound too good to be true. The successful claims in each product range from unseen preventative measures to the repair of tissue. And, for the most part, these claims are true; for the most part, antioxidants do enhance our skin’s overall appearance and health. Here’s how…
Antioxidants in Skin Care Products: Do They Really Work?
To know how antioxidants can improve the health of our skin, and even protect it, you first should know the agents which are trying to destroy it: free radicals. Free radicals are the bad guys playing a part in even serious systemic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. The antioxidants protect our body from free radicals by slowing or altogether preventing the negative effects these free radicals have on our tissues. In addition to the beneficial skin care products that you’ll find at Central Wellness, you can further supplement antioxidants into your daily diet by eating fish, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, etc.
Antioxidants Protect Against UV Rays
While sunscreens protect the skin’s surface against the sun’s UV Rays (Remember that sunscreens are an important component to preventative skin care) antioxidants help to protect the skin from the inside. Antioxidants guard and protect your cells from damage; some antioxidants,
such as Vitamins C and A, also encourage cell and tissue growth. This protection can also be beneficial because it could also fight against the development of new fine lines and wrinkles. Sun exposure is the number one cause of age-related skin. Of course, no products alone can prevent skin damage from the sun on its own, and you should always to remember to wear appropriate protective clothing and limit the amount of time that your skin is exposed to the sun’s rays.
The most important part of any skin care regimen is the plan you develop with the experienced staff at Central Wellness. The staff at Central Wellness can both help you to develop a skin-care plan and help you to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and sun damage.