You have probably heard of the importance of including antioxidants in your diet, but what about in your skin care? Antioxidants play a vital role in how your skin looks, functions, and ages. Read on to learn about different antioxidant benefits and how they can help your skin.
ANTIOXIDANTS FIGHT FREE RADICALS
Ever watch a cut apple slice start to brown? That process is called oxidation – and it's caused by free radical destruction. Free radicals are highly unstable and reactive molecules that damage living cells. These can come from sunlight, smoking, everyday pollution and smog, or other common stressors. Free radicals cause tissue damage, resulting in lines, dehydration and loss of volume.
Antioxidants are skin's superhero against free radicals. Vitamins C, A and E are potent antioxidants that helps protect the skin from the damage caused by free radicals.
ANTIOXIDANTS IMPROVE COLLAGEN (and much more)
Protection against free radicals is only one of many antioxidant benefits – they can also increase collagen production, repair elasticity, lessen UV damage (although nothing will replace a broad spectrum sunscreen), ease inflammation, reduce breakouts, and can improve texture. Simply stated: antioxidants make you skin function better, look better, and feel better.
HOW TO USE TOPICAL ANTIOXIDANTS
When you include antioxidants in your diet (from foods like blueberries and dark green veggies), you are doing your body many favors, but unfortunately only a tiny percentage of those antioxidants will reach your skin. If you want the full range of antioxidant benefits, you will need to apply them topically as well. Thankfully antioxidants can be found in a multitude of different skin care products, from exfoliators to serumsand everything in between.
Bioelements works to continually provide the best antioxidant skin care. Many products contain highly effective antioxidant blends to tackle your biggest skin concerns. Bioelements latest antioxidant-rich product is the new Plump Start, powered by Collagen-4 Complex – 3 antioxidant Australian wild plums plus a moisture-magnet marine bioactive.
"There's no need for needles. We've packed Plump Start with high levels of antioxidants – you can actually see the natural plum color – to scavenge skin-aging free radicals, and stimulate skin's own moisture. It's a "liquid filler" that's completely different from standard hyaluronic acid formulas." – Teresa Stenzel, Bioelements Director of Education
Plump Start soaks the skin with plum-infused antioxidants that scavenge skin-aging free radicals from 70 to 85 percent*. Plus, its moisture-magnet marine bioactive helps push the concentrate deep into the epidermis to support and "plump up" skin where it needs it. Plump Start provides a continuous veil of intelligent hydration for instant youthful fullness and long-term improvement of fine lines and wrinkles.
You can use Plump Start in two different ways: In the morning, apply a thin layer before applying your normal moisturizer and sunscreen. At night, apply a generous amount all over your face and neck for an overnight soak. Then follow with you moisturizer or overnight treatment creme.
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*Based on wild plum in-vitro testing
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