What does it all mean? >>> Antioxidants

Ok, it’s a long one today, but don’t get too discouraged, we’re simplifying the science of beauty all this week – and you’ll thank us for clarifying this one for you :)

Most natural skin-care products are full of anti-oxidants, including U Little Beauty. So to clarify… What are Anti-oxidants?

Antioxidants in skin care are a critical component to any anti-aging routine. Antioxidants protect skin cells by neutralising external forces. These special chemicals assist in skin repair and the strengthening of blood vessels.

Antioxidants are necessary because they combat free radicals. Some forces that cause free radicals are air pollution, sunlight, alcohol, and cigarette smoke. Another factor is stress; stress produces adrenaline-related products, which not only restricts blood flow to our skin, but also generates potent, destructive free radicals.

Free radical activity creates skin damage evidenced by the formation of wrinkles, age spots, loss of elasticity and assorted other aging skin care issues including the potential for skin cancer.

Think of it this way:
Antioxidants = Good
Free Radicals = Evil

By including antioxidants in your rejuvenation regimen the skin’s ability to protect and heal increases significantly.

The most common options easily found in antioxidant skincare products include:
• Vitamin C
• Copper Peptides
• Spin Trap
• Vitamin A
• CoQ-10 (Coenzyme Q-10)
• Green Tea
• Alpha Lipoic Acid
• Vitamin E

Another thing, remember the sunscreen!

Sunscreen protects the skin against the onslaught of free radicals while antioxidants build up the skin’s natural defenses to combat the occurrence of free radical activity.Rich in antioxidants

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6 Responses to What does it all mean? >>> Antioxidants

  1. Amie27 says:

    I wish there was a ‘like’ button =) I’m actually really digging all these posts about the science behind it all

  2. Trace says:

    I ‘like’ it too hehe

  3. TJH says:

    Im learning a lot from this stuff – make me really consider what Im using :S

  4. Ollie14 says:

    Great post thanks ;-)

  5. Bybme says:

    The webpage is definitely full of good advice and is actually extremely pleasing to look at.

  6. DP says:

    Thanks for a great article. I’ll put your advice into practice.

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