Antioxidant Skin Care: Helping to fight the war against ageing

Everyone is continually looking for ways to look younger and when we start to talk about slowing down the ageing process we find nutrition, antioxidants and free radical are some of the buzz words we hear.  So, what do they really mean and how relevant are they in the fight against ageing?

Antioxidants are specific vitamins or minerals that protect our cells from the damaging effects of free radicals.  Antioxidants are necessary because they seek out the free radicals and neutralise them before they can cause damage.

Environmental and lifestyle factors all play a part in the cause of free radicals invading the body. Some of these include:

  • caffeine
  • smoking
  • pollution
  • sun exposure
  • airline travel
  • medications
  • food additives
  • stress

Three key factors to help slow down the ageing process;

Image1. Nutrition

As antioxidants are found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and oils, you need a diet enriched with these food for your body to obtain the vitamins and minerals it needs to function and combat free radicals.

Image2. Vitamin Supplements

High potency, effective supplements will increase production of the anti-inflammatories peptides and neuropeptides that are your body’s natural anti-ageing weapons.

Image3. Antioxidant Skin Care

The ideal skin care treatment is one that is high in antioxidant properties, which will act as free radical scavengers.  Use products that are formulated with antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C and E.  Alpha-H, ASAP and Skinstitut have a great selection of vitamin serums that deliver results.

Following a diet and vitamin supplements enriched in antioxidants will work on the inside combine this with skin care treatments high in antioxidants, you will not only look younger and healthier, you will feel it too!

However like everything results do depend on consistency….

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