Top 3 antioxidants for healthy skin
Monday, September 28, 2015 by Vicki Batts
Everyone wants to have smooth, beautiful skin as they age. There are lots of things you can do to help maintain your youth – plenty of exercise and a healthy diet are two of the most potent actions you can take. Antioxidants, vitamins and minerals don’t just keep our insides healthy, after all. But our skin in particular comes into contact with so many free radicals and environmental pollutants on a daily basis, external means are also a must to maintain your face in its best possible condition. Here are the big 3 antioxidants to keep that glow:
- CoQ10 – Something your body actually produces naturally in quantity while your young, CoQ10 is now considered a standard must-have in the arsenal against aging. Not only that, but it helps to support the health of your brain and your heart. Numerous studies show that CoQ10 can help older cells behave more like young cells again, and can help to actually reverse damage; not just prevent it.
- Green Tea – Prized for its numerous health benefits, it’s no surprise green tea also benefits your skin. It’s rich in antioxidants and polyphenols so it helps protect your skin from damaging free radicals – from the inside out. Now, green tea is found to be useful in topical treatments as well. It also helps to promote healthy inflammatory response, which helps reduce redness and skin irritation. Immune boosting properties found in green tea may also be useful in preventing collagen breakdown and damage from the sun.
- Acai Berry – A popular nutrient powerhouse frequenting juice and Greek yogurt flavors alike, acai berry is filled with omega fatty acids, vitamins and phytonutrients. Seriously healthy, and seriously good stuff for your skin.
While there are many other beneficial ingredients to be found in the wide array of skin care products on the market; these three are sure to deliver results.