5 Benefits of Incorporating Antioxidants in Your Skin Care
When it comes to key ingredients in beauty products, antioxidants are an essential component in any beauty regimen. Just like your diet needs a mixture of healthy beneficial nutrients, your skin needs nutrients too. Antioxidants are nutrients (vitamins and minerals) and enzymes (proteins inside your body) that help to prevent and repair damage to your skin’s tissue.
Because antioxidants work so hard to protect the skin’s tissue, it's important to constantly replenish your supply of them. So what antioxidants should you aim for and what does each specific one do for the skin? Below are the list of the 5 best antioxidants for the skin and the benefits each brings when you incorporate it into your skin care regimen:
1. Vitamin E - Neutralizes free radicals
As we mentioned, earlier, antioxidants help to protect the skin against damage, including environmental ones such as smoke, pollution and ultraviolet light. Vitamin E (often listed as tocopherol or tocotrienols), however, is one of the most well-known antioxidants that can help against these elements.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble that’s available in both natural and synthetic forms. Research shows that both forms provide significant antioxidant benefits to skin, but the natural forms are more potent and last longer in skin than their synthetic counterparts. In addition,
Vitamin E has a long reputation as an effective moisturizer and is great for smoothing the skin.
2. Vitamin C - Creates a more even tone is a potent antioxidant that’s effective in diminishing the look of fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and uneven skin tone. This well-researched water-soluble vitamin is considered an anti-aging superstar for all skin types.
When applied topically, Vitamin C has been proven to preserve skin’s resiliency so it takes on a firmer feeling and smoother appearance. 3. Vitamin A- Reduces acne Vitamin A is another powerful antioxidant.
When applied to the skin, Vitamin A goes deep into the pores to remove keratin plugs, one of the leading causes of acne papules and blackheads. In addition, because those with acne also tend to produce excess amounts of oil, Vitamin A also helps to reduce the overall level of oil production in the pores. Luzern Serum Absolut Au Vin available at Advanced Skin Care Day Spa
4. Resveratrol - Brightens skin + antiaging
Resveratrol is a potent polyphenolic antioxidant that’s found in grapes and berries. It’s relatively new on the market, but emerging research is showing that resveratrol is another antioxidant superhero for your skin, helping to reduce the skin’s overall appearance and diminish the signs of aging.
A great product to try when looking to brighten your skin is Luzern’s Au Vin serum. This fast-acting serum captures the natural refining power of alpha-hydroxy acids from French
Chardonnay grapes to deliver radiant, smooth, youthful results for all skin types. It eliminates debris, toxins and dead skin cells to even skin tone and minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
5. Green tea extract - Reduces inflammation + firms skin Green tea extract is loaded with antioxidants and other properties which can fight inflammation and bacteria. In addition, it’s powerful antioxidant components help to promote the health and quantity of collagen, thereby maintaining a firm and elastic skin.
Now that you’ve read all about the amazing benefits of antioxidants, you’re probably wondering how you can infuse the benefits into your skincare routine. Don’t worry, we’ve got you. At Advanced
Skin Care Day Spa, we offer a wide-variety of treatments that infuse all the amazing benefits of antioxidants right into the skin. With the fall right around the corner, our particular favorite is the Pumpkin Spice Apple peel. As we mentioned earlier, Vitamin A and Vitamin C are an excellent source of nutrients for the skin, helping it’s overall look and feel. But did you know that pumpkin packs the power of both benefits in one?
Try Epicuren's amazing Pumpkin Apple Spice Peel. *For professional use only.
Pumpkin is an amazing source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, and helps soften and soothe the skin while boosting collagen production. It’s also great at preventing signs of aging.
Combined with the power of apples, which provide a source of copper (an essential mineral that contributes to healthy skin and melanin production), this potent peel instantly rejuvenates and hydrates, with results visible in just one treatment. Want to learn more about our amazing anti-oxidant treatment or to book your consultation? Give us a call at
Advanced Skin Care Day Spa and we’ll be more than happy to help: 212.758.8867. You can also learn more about our products, treatments and procedures by checking out our website at advancespa.com.
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