Why we NEED antioxidants in our skincare regime
Dr Natalie explains what antioxidants are and why they are so essential for our skin.
So how can you start adding antioxidants into your skincare routine?
Obagi Professional-C serum is one way. This lightweight serum smells great and is a favourite with both our patients and Kirsty, our practice manager.
One of the great things about this serum is that it is available in three strengths, each tailored for different skin types. 10% is best for those with dry or sensitive skin while 20% is more effective for those with oily skin. 15% is a happy medium for those with normal skin. You can order it online here or if you are unsure which strength you need, pop into the clinic and one of the team will help you.
With an awesome name like Daily Power Defence, you can expect fab results! This superhero product combines Vitamin E, a potent antioxidant along with:
- Retinol to stimulate collagen production and address uneven skin tone
- Ultrasomes and Roxisome to speed up DNA repair
- Ceramide 6 to improve barrier function
- Matrixyl 3000 for further collagen production stimulation
Dr Levy Booster Serum is another powerful multitasker which helps you incorporate antioxidants into your skincare regime. It contains Vitamins A, C & E, three powerful antioxidants as well as potent stem cell activating ingredients to help fight the signs of ageing.
Eat yourself younger!
Antioxidants are not only for your face. You can also incorporate them into your diet.
Add cranberries, blackberries and blueberries to your yogurt in the morning or bring them work for a healthy snack. Not only are they delicious they are high antioxidants.
Chocolate. Yes, you read that right chocolate has a health benefit! Dark chocolate is a fab antioxidant, switch your usual milk to chocolate for a less guilty treat.
Kidney beans are another powerful antioxidant. However, you will need to use fresh beans- not those from a tin- to reap the benefits.
Drink your way to better skin with Aneva Derma. With pharma-grade ingredients and a patented formula, this drink boosts the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid from within. Costing the price of a latte a day (and with so many more benefits!), Aneva Derma is a lifelong skin investment. If you want to find out more about this product, take a look at Fariba’s blog post.
Posted: 17 February 2016