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Use of Antioxidants for Skin Care

Antioxidants help to prevent various aging effects like wrinkles and pigmentation. Read on to know how to use antioxidants to maintain a youthful skin.
BeautiSecrets Staff
Antioxidants are nutrients which are present in our food, that prevent or slow down the oxidative damage done to our body. When the body uses oxygen there are free radicals produced as a byproduct. These free radicals are responsible for many harmful effects to the body. What they do is, they act as scavengers for these free radicals, and thus help to repair and prevent the damage done by the free radicals. Many health-related problems like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc. are contributed by oxidative damage. But, why are free radicals harmful for your skin? Because they accelerate the aging process, which means wrinkles! Everybody wants to avoid wrinkles as long as they can, and using antioxidant-containing products one can slow down skin damage. You can combine some natural foodstuffs and use some skin care products to fight the skin aging process. But not just that, by having these antioxidant-rich foods you will be protecting yourself against many serious health disorders too.
Cosmetics
It is important that you distinguish between antioxidant anti-aging cream which work and other fancy products. For anti-aging, resveratrol has been proven in clinical studies as an effective way to improve skin denseness, firmness, and fibroblast multiplication. It also helps boost cellular renewal, elastin production, and prolongs the life expectancy of skin by an unbelievable 160%. Caudalie is an exceptional company which has generous credibility boost provided by resveratrol. You can use Caudalie anti-wrinkle treatment to repair and prevent mature skin. Glutathione is a naturally occurring tripeptide antioxidant, which helps to protect against oxidative damages, prevents wrinkles and brightens the complexion. So, you can also look for products which contain L-glutathione.
Natural Products
Using oils is more affordable and safe way to use antioxidants for skin care. Research shows that olive oil is rich in phenolic compounds, which act as an antioxidant. So you can use olive oil, mix it with few drops of rosehip oil, lavender oil, and frankincense oil and use this blend for a 100% natural skin treatment. Cosmetics which are available commercially might contain some toxins. But, if you buy organic pure oil then there are no chemicals in it, and it will provide you better results without having to pay for expensive creams. You can use this blend after you have taken a shower. Oils are not easy to carry, in such a case, you can carry a good antioxidant cream or lotion.
Supplements
Green tea has numerous health benefits, and till date it is one of the richest natural source of antioxidants available to us. So have 2 - 3 cups of green tea. Another way to increase the intake of antioxidants in your body is to have bright-colored fruits which are rich in antioxidants. The foods that are rich in antioxidant content are fruits like blackberries, blueberries, cranberries; vegetables like artichoke hearts, beans, and russet potatoes; nuts like pecans, walnuts, and hazelnuts; and spices like cinnamon, oregano, and ground cloves.
So, follow a routine of exfoliating your skin by mild scrubbing and applying an antioxidant-containing skin product after a shower, and keep having the above foods to gain the maximum benefits for your skin.