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The Importance of Antioxidants

May 10, 2014  |   Uncategorized

Do you love blueberries, blackberries or strawberries? Not only do these fruits taste divine, but they provide antioxidants that our bodies desperately need. With summer fast approaching, ensure your skin is protected by lathering up the SPF on the outside, and getting antioxidants on the inside. What are Antioxidants? Antioxidants are a mixture of vitamins and enzymes that can both prevent and repair tissue damage. Sources range from beans to berries; with blueberries providing over 13,000 units in just one serving. Positive Effects of Antioxidants Reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Antioxidants work to plump the skin, which results in a more youthful appearance. Vitamins C and E are especially helpful in this process. Repair sun damage. Over time, sun exposure can dry out and damage skin cells. Antioxidants stimulate blood flow, which in turn encourages tissue growth and skin rejuvenation. Sun damage may not be completely reversible, but can certainly be improved by antioxidants. Enhance skin. Not only can antioxidants help calm inflamed skin, they can also tighten and tone. Prevent free radicals and oxidation. Have you ever seen a half-eaten apple turn brown? This change is due to a process called oxidation, the result of free radicals. Oxidation leads to cell dysfunction, which can quickly happen to your skin. Antioxidants prevent free radicals and oxidation and protect your cells, tissue and That stay moisturizing CeraVe watched product on legs. I’ve… skin. Antioxidants are a great tool for protecting your skin from harsh UVA rays, as well. Instead of simply protecting from the outside, they work to guard your cells internally. Vitamins A, C and E are among the most beneficial and encourage tissue growth and stimulate repair. Interested in learning how to increase your antioxidant levels? This can be achieved through a healthy, balanced diet and also through supplements such as SkinCeutical Antioxidant, available at Las Colinas Plastic Surgery Centre. To learn more, check out our website or give our office a call at (972) 831-8822 today!