By now you’ve likely heard about the powerful benefits of antioxidants for our internal health and protecting our cells against the damaging effects of free radicals.
But can the benefits of antioxidants in preventing disease within the body’s internal cells have the same effect externally on skin cells?
Because our skin is the body’s largest organ, the answer is a resounding yes.
Antioxidants Fight Free Radicals
Oxidant radicals, also called free radicals, are byproducts of the body that can cause damage to the body’s tissues and cells. Antioxidants counter the effects by binding to free radicals before the free radicals can cause harm.
And why fight free radicals? Studies show free radicals play a significant role in the development of heart disease, cancer and other diseases.
Antioxidants are produced within the body by normal biological processes and they are also found in certain foods, including fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts.
Antioxidants in Skin Care
Scientific studies have proven the effectiveness of antioxidants in skin care products, useful in reducing wrinkles, reducing inflammation and preventing skin cancer.
Antioxidants can be absorbed into the highest layer of the skin, called the stratum corneum, where free radicals are neutralized.
Benefits of Antioxidants in Skin Care
Reduce acne. Antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties. Researchers now speculate that inflammation is the trigger that starts the acne formation process. Also, a recent study revealed acne-prone skin has fewer antioxidants than healthy skin.
Prevent skin melanomas. Antioxidants inhibit inflammation that can lead to skin cancer.
Reduce Dark Circles. Antioxidants improve complexion and reduce puffy eyes and dark circles around the eyes by shrinking blood vessels at the delicate skin near the eyes.
Minimize Signs of aging. Antioxidants fights sun damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Over time, environmental variables, such as excessive UV ray exposure from the sun, can impact the skin’s integrity. The buildup of damage causes skin to be unable to recover. Antioxidants are quite effective in reversing these signs of aging.
* All of Epice Skincare's products contain antioxidants in their ingredients.