Although the primary source of antioxidant is unquestionably through daily intake of fruits and vegetables, clinical studies have shown that the topical application of antioxidants through all natural skin care and all natural body care products is an excellent way to introduce more of this beloved nutrient into your body.
Antioxidants are the equivalent of body armour that protects your skin and body from the rough pollutants that damage skin cells and weaken immune systems. They are, in essence, nutrients that can prevent or slow down damage to the bodies’ cells and are essential to the maintenance of health and beauty. Antioxidants come in the form of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Zinc, Polyphenolic antioxidants (found in red wine, soy and tea) and caretonoids (found in fruits and vegetables).
The benefits of antioxidants cannot be understated. First and foremost, they protect against oxygen radicals that Health Canada has linked to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, neurological disorders (ex. Parkinson's disease), cataracts, and arthritis
Antioxidants can be best absorbed through daily intake, this includes foods such as fruits and vegetables, nuts, meats, eggs, grain cereals. Fruits and vegetables, along with green tea, are among the top sources of antioxidants and it is therefore suggested that everyone consume 8-10 servings per day to help protect against heart disease. While antioxidants are primarily absorbed through fresh, non-processed foods, all natural skin care and all natural body care products are another great way to increase your intake of antioxidants.
The use of antioxidants in all natural skin care and all natural body care is the key to anti-aging, and it has been suggested that everyone’s skin care regimes should include all natural skin care and all natural body care products based in antioxidants. Through the application of antioxidants in all natural skin care and all natural body care products to the body, people can protect themselves from the mass of free radicals they are exposed to on a daily basis. Free radicals include the pollutants people constantly come in contact with, including sun damage, poor diet choices and cigarette smoke. Not only will topical antioxidant application protect against aging and heal sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles (it increases collagen levels thus firming the skin) and damaged skin, it is also the most natural and gentle way to provide this protection, unlike the many harmful chemical products on the market.
Ultimately, antioxidants are a miracle source of health and beauty that can be absorbed through skincare products based in shiso, perilla, green tea extract, olive leaf extract and zinc.
by Ashley McEachern