You're always hearing about free radicals this and wrinkles and sun spots that but maybe you're not sure how to repair or prevent them.
And you’ve probably heard that you need to have antioxidants in your skincare routine. And maybe you’ve been a little confused about what “antioxidants” really are and what ingredients are best. I know I was at first!
Your diet is one of the best ways to protect ourselves from free radical damage. And you may be eating lots of foods with antioxidants but your skin is the last organ to receive all those nutrients. Crazy right? That's really why you need antioxidants in your skincare routine!
What are antioxidants, and how do they work?
You can think of antioxidants like Vitamin A, C, B, and E as the superheroes of the skincare world!!Those tiny free radical scavengers help repair cell damage to keep your skin brighter, healthier, and glowing. They're a must have in your skincare routine.
Even though less is more when it comes to the amount of products you use in your routine. The more is better when it comes to antioxidant because they're super stars at working together. Don't worry, I pack them into all the Me Time products.
Top Skin Benefits of Antioxidants
- Prevent and protect from uv damage
- Improves skin hydration
- Lessen and reverse premature aging
- Stimulates elastin and collagen to firm skin
- Reduces appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation
- Supports skin healing process
- Reduces Inflammation
Weekly DIY Brightening & Repairing Spa Treatment Mask
Megan, a Me Time spa partner is sharing a little secret spa treatment she uses in all her Me Time facials.
How to Add Antioxidants in Your Daily Skincare Routine
Antioxidants are a must for every skin type because they protect us from free radical damage caused by air pollution or UV rays, and honestly a poor lifestyle. Let's be honest, we're not always eating salads and slathering on sunscreen.
This is why I formulate each product in the Me Time Botanicals range to include antioxidant rich plant-based ingredients so don't have to worry if you're using the right antioxidants.
- Kakadu plum, cranberries, blueberries, bearberry, rose, Provitamin B5, hibiscus, coconut, cucumber has an abundance of vitamin C and B3 (niacin) to brighten and even skin tone, boost collagen production, fight free radicals, and smooth skin, and repair the skin barrier.
Remember, antioxidants work better together?!
- Rosehip seed, blueberry, and black cumin seed oils along with mango butter have an abundance of Vitamin A to speed up cellular turnover, fade hyperpigmentation, smooth textured skin.
- Grapeseed and avocado both have E to promote your skin's healing process.
Hot tip: Antioxidants are a great partner to sunscreen! They’re an excellent team for fighting some of the damage effects of overexposure to UV rays.
No wonder these are your Holy Grail's to keep your skin glowing and looking more youthful.