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Can Antioxidants Improve Skin Care?

Can Antioxidants Improve Skin Care?

For most issues related to teenagers, fads rule the roost. And though skin care issues are typically highest among teenagers, many adults are affected as well. Today, any medium, be it magazines, newspapers, television or the Internet are inundated with skin care related ads and articles. These calls to action (let's face it - it's about marketing products) include various therapies, over the counter remedies, drugs and homemade solutions for skin care. These range from the totally natural to those which are  chemical or synthetic laden products. The info in these ads and articles provide the reader with myriad solutions to their skin related problems.

These days, the latest craze in skin care regimes is natural antioxidant skin care. The position being popularized is that the more natural the product being, used the more effective and devoid of side effects it will be. This concept has a strong historical background since it is a known fact that queens and princesses of the ages gone by used natural extracts of plants like hibiscus and olive to keep their skin glowing and youthful. Over time, man has processed these very elements and made them available to the common consumer in tubes, bottles and cans containing everything from moisturizers, creams, shampoos, anti-aging gels and more - let your imagination run wild! These products contain the richness of  abundant health secrets hidden in the flora cultivated groves and the wilds of jungles. The only difference is that they are more likely to have been processed in a research laboratory and tested before being presented to consumers for use.

These distilled ingredients are being called nutriceuticals, at large. This new addition to the dictionary is made up of the words ‘nutrients’ and pharmaceutical’.

Many companies which make skin care related products tout the goodness of natural products that contain antioxidants. An antioxidant is something that destroys harmful, oxygen-free radicals. These free radicals could be a product of normal functioning of the body or could be generated due to external factors like ultraviolet rays from the sun, or toxic environmental issues. 

Though the concept of free radicals is extremely complicated to explain, these radicals can be harmful and can result in mutation of genes. Mutation can lead to skin cancer and sometimes render an individual incapable of repairing the damage done to the skin. With antioxidants we can limit the number of free radicals in our system, thereby ensuring that we not only keep our skin supple and glowing, but also healthy and well. This wonderful discovery of how antioxidants can work to negate the effect of free radicals has led to fantastic products which can help in tackling issues related to aging skin. Studies have shown that typical skin issues like wrinkles, spots, pigmentation and small growths can be addressed with increasing the amount of antioxidants in your diet and oral application of antioxidant concentrates.

For more information on antioxidants and healthy skin, we recommend you research for yourself. As always, we highly recommend you consult a qualified medical professional for your own needs. This article is for informational purposes only and not intended to recommend or suggest any protocol or remedy.   

Cheers to living Young Ever After!

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