Antioxidants: Why We Need It
Are antioxidants a part of your daily skin care routine and diet? If not, they’re something you need to start incorporating ASAP!
One of the most common questions I get is “What is an antioxidant serum? Do I need one”? The answer is YES YES YES! Let’s talk about why.
What Are Antioxidants?
Antioxidants are important for their ability to limit damage in the cells caused by free radicals.
They protect against things like viruses, infections, pollution, chemicals and UV rays. Antioxidants are equally important internally as they are externally.
Consuming antioxidant rich foods can help reduce the risk of diseases like heart disease and certain cancers. When applied to the skin as serums they can help prevent premature aging, cell damage and discoloration.
An easy adjustment of adding more antioxidants into your skin care and diet will result in healthy, beautiful glowing skin.
Examples of Antioxidant Rich Foods
- Sweet potatoes
- Strawberries & blueberries
- Dark chocolate
- Spinach & kale
- Green tea
Here are a few recipe ideas to boost your antioxidant intake.
Examples of Antioxidants in Skin Care
- Licorice root: helps fade discoloration. Has anti aging properties.
- Vitamin E: protects skin cells and contributes to cellular health.
- Ferulic acid: protects skins main structures and delays photo aging.
- Milk thistle: anti inflammatory and slows aging. Keeps skin supple.
- Vitamin C: evens skin tone. Promotes collagen production.
Pro tip: It is important when introducing a new serum to start slow. Use it every other morning for the first month to avoid sensitivities.
Favorite Antioxidant Product
My favorite antioxidant product is the Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex from Ultraceuticals.
This product works best with the Mineral Protect SPF 50 also by Ultraceuticals.
Apply the Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex before your SPF. This will provide the best defense against free radicals in the environment and sun damage! Your skin will thank you.
Order it today on our Ultraceuticals shop or purchase at select Neroli locations.
Blog written by Brookfield Esthetician, Lindsay. Want to stock up on your products? Call 414.227.2888 to place your curbside pickup order or stop in during our special store hours. Schedule your reservation on the Neroli app, online reservations or call 414.227.2888.