Sunday, July 31, 2011

Healthy Tip #4: Antioxidants - What are they and what do they do for your skin

We've all heard about the dangers of free radicals, but who really understands what they do?  These unstable oxygen molecules produced by UV light, pollution and stress steal electrons from healthy cells and wreak havoc on skin by corroding collagen and causing wrinkles.  Collage keeps your skin smooth and plump.TO THE RESCUE:  ANTIOXIDANTS like green tea, vitamin C and E, and coenzyme Q10, which help neutralize free radicals and are like kryptonite to free radicals.  Antioxidants are like a multivitamin for your skin.  Reach for a Vitamin C and E spiked serum which penetrates the skin better than a thicker moisturizer. Using a serum that contains Vitamin C and E especially if you are exposed to UV light ( sun ) as this will reduce the number of sunburned skin cells.  This powerful combination of antioxidants ( Vitamin C and E) fights off free radicals and prevents the formation of lines especially around the eyes and forehead.  Tip:  always apply to clean, dry skin.
Recommendations:  Eminence, Jurlique or Murad

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