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Why we love antioxidants

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 highly effective in preventing degenerative conditions and disease and delaying photo-ageing associated with our natural ageing process.

They achieve this by protecting your cells and destroying harmful free radicals inside your body. When free radicals accumulate, they cause a state known as oxidative stress which damages our DNA and other important structures in our cells. Antioxidants are nature’s solution to free radical damage, and they are widely available in the natural world.

Some well-known factors that increase free radical counts in our bodies are pollution and UV exposure, inflammation, alcohol consumption, and cigarette smoke. They are also unavoidably produced in our bodies as a by-product of our cells’ conversion of food into energy.

The human body produces a number of antioxidant enzymes, including superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, and catalase. These substances naturally halt free radicals before they can fully form, and also break them down into a harmless state to protect your cells from damage.

In order to supplement and boost your blood antioxidant levels, it’s recommended that you choose a diet that is rich in antioxidants. Whole foods such as nuts, dark green and orange vegetables, blueberries, whole grains and beans are particularly rich in this substance and will help neutralize free radicals. Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine, is another health-boosting substance that experts highly recommend for its anti-ageing power. The occasional glass is more than sufficient to provide you with the antioxidants you need; any more than that and the alcohol content of the wine might cancel out its health benefits!

Over and above this, applying topical skincare products that contain antioxidants will also give you a significant edge when it comes to protecting your cells and your precious skin. Antioxidants support the skin as it repairs itself, correcting visible damage and brightening and soothing the epidermal layer. These powerhouse nutrients can also calm irritation, counteract free radical production, and stimulate collagen production – three factors that are essential when it comes to preventing premature ageing.

So, what do you think about the power of antioxidants for the health of your skin and your body? We think it’s the perfect time for you to start providing your skin with these potent molecules to help it maintain its health, vibrancy, and strength. Remember, our products contain a perfect blend of marine collagen, vitamins A, B, C and E, and awesome antioxidants to help you achieve just that!

xo,
Blavia Skincare


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