The term “Antioxidant” refers to a group of organic and man-made substances, including vitamins, carotenoids, selenium, and plant-based extracts like green tea and grape seed. Antioxidants are effective in preventing ailments and delaying photo-aging associated with our natural aging process, by protecting the cells and destroying free harmful radicals inside our bodies. When free radicals accumulate, they cause a state known as oxidative stress and this damages our DNA, genetic material, and other important structures in our cells.
Some well-known factors that increase free radicals in our bodies are pollution and UV exposure, inflammation, the inevitable byproduct of turning food into energy, alcohol, and cigarette smoke.
The human body produces a number of antioxidant enzymes, including superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, and catalase, that naturally stop free radicals before they form or break them down so they become harmless.
In order to supplement and strengthen our blood antioxidant levels it is recommended to follow a diet rich in antioxidants. Foods likes nuts, dark green and orange vegetables, whole grains, and beans are super rich in this substance and help neutralize free radicals.
In addition, applying topical skincare products that contain antioxidant is a plus in protecting our cells and skin. Antioxidants allow the skin to repair itself, correct visible damage, brighten and sooth your skin, calm irritation, counteract free radical production, and also stimulate collagen production,
So, what do you think about we start providing our skin with this potent substance to help it maintain its health, vibrancy, and strength?