Usually when we think of antioxidants, our minds are flooded with Kale smoothies rich in undertones of blueberries and goji berries that pack a punch of immediate health and vitality to our bodies.
Through a diet high in antioxidants, a layer of protection is added to our body that helps to stop or limit the damage caused by free radicals, cells that are toxic byproducts of oxygen metabolism that are known to cause significant stress to our healthy, living cells.
Unfortunately, no matter how much we protect ourselves, free radicals exist all around us. Whether free radical formation is triggered through exposure to sun radiation, pollution, cigarette smoke, or other toxic chemicals, studies have shown that antioxidants are proven to counteract the process of oxidative stress, reducing free radical damage and allowing us to recover from oxidative stress.
Within our body, antioxidants are proven to reduce inflammation, prevent chronic diseases, and boost our overall health, but our internal system is not the only beneficiary of antioxidants. Antioxidants have many benefits for your skin and research agrees: Antioxidants are critical to the health of your skin and the more antioxidants you apply, the healthier your skin becomes.
Five Benefits of Antioxidants and Skin Health
Ashley Koff, RD, Nutrition & Dietetics says, “Anything that reduces oxidation reduces inflammation, and anything that reduces inflammation reduces oxidation. That’s partly why antioxidants are so important. These unselfish nutrients (including vitamins C, A, and E) donate electrons to free radicals, which interrupts the chain reaction and helps prevent the damage free radicals to.”
Through the disruption of the oxidation process, the inflammation of our skin decreases, thus allowing healthier, smoother skin that may otherwise be scaly, dry, red, and filled with pimples and infected pores.
Combat the Signs of Aging
The process of oxidative stress is proven to break down collagen, reducing skin’s elasticity, which creates fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to loose skin, daily UV exposure creates the production of more free radicals. Knowing that antioxidants are proven to neutralize free radicals, they also help form a barrier on your skin to prevent further UV damage.
Revitalize Dull-Looking Skin
Once you have a barrier in place to daily protect your skin from toxins, like the sun’s natural rays, your skin’s melanin will begin to even out, decreasing dark spots and uneven skin tone. By reducing this damage, the antioxidants are able to work as an enzyme that normalizes skin tone and brightens the appearance of your once dull skin.
Help the Skin Repair Itself
It is a known fact that flushes the skin of dead cells activates a quicker cell-turnover process. Antioxidants in your skin reduce the inflammation, which corrupts the skin’s rejuvenation process, allowing it to repair itself. Many vitamins found within antioxidants, like Vitamin C, are known to promote youthful skin through Vitamin C’s ability to stimulate collagen production.
Correct Damage from Scarring
Antioxidants such as special formulations of Vitamin E for cosmetic use have been formulated to reduce the appearance of scarring and used to protect the skin from scarring in the future. Vitamin E is known to have a softening, moisturizing effect that may reduce the visibility of scars.
Best Antioxidant Enriched Products
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum is a patented daytime vitamin C serum that features a synergistic antioxidant combination of 15% pure vitamin C, 1% vitamin E, and .5% ferulic acid, delivering advanced environmental protection while improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightens skin’s complexion.
Made for dry, normal, and sensitive skin types, SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic is a highly acclaimed preventative made for all skin types and for anyone focused on skin discoloration and aging.
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF features a patented combination of 2% phloretin, 10% pure vitamin c, and .5% ferulic acid for enhanced protection against atmospheric environmental damage and premature signs of aging caused by free radicals. For patients with normal, oily, or combination skin looking to improve discoloration, acne, and prevent aging, Phloretin CF is the ideal choice.
Resveratrol B E is a first-of-its kind night treatment that combines a maximized concentration of 1% pure, stable resveratrol, synergistically enhanced with 0.5% baicalin and 1% pure vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) for optimized anti-aging antioxidant performance.
This patented antioxidant cocktail neutralizes free radicals, supports skin’s natural antioxidant defenses, and reveals visible radiance and firmness.
AOX+ Eye Gel is a groundbreaking serum-in-a-gel that contains a synergistic combination of 5% pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid), 1% phloretin, and 0.5% ferulic acid along with powerful botanicals to protect the delicate eye area from atmospheric skin aging – environmental damage and premature signs of aging caused by free radicals from UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA), and ozone pollution (O3).
This refreshing eye serum targets visible signs of aging such as crow’s feet and fine lines, and improves the appearance of puffiness, fatigue, and under eye circles.
Hidden Door Has All of the Antioxidants that You Need
Next time you head out for that Goji Berry and Spinach smoothie, stop by any of our Hidden Door locations to pick up your antioxidants.
For the month of September, we will throw in your choice of a SkinCeuticals facial cleanser.
Don’t wait! Call or come by today. (817) 488-8848
Hidden Door Spa is a premiere spa with locations in Southlake and Fort Worth/Alliance. We’ve combined the luxury of a day spa and the cutting edge technology of a medspa — with a mission to enhance our client’s’ natural beauty with result-oriented services at an affordable price and in a comfortable environment. We believe everyone can look and feel better with the proper care and products. With this in mind, we like to keep prices reasonable so everyone can enjoy our services and expertise. We have designed spa packages, but are readily available to customize services to meet your specific needs or preferences. A close relationship with our medical director, Dr. Otoniel Huertas, further sets Hidden Door Spa apart from the competition. Dr. Huertas is one of Dallas’ leading reconstructive surgeons. He works closely with our medspa staff to help our clients reach their goals and look their best.