Antioxidants and sun protection – a marriage made in heaven!
? 365 days a year, we fight to keep our skin healthy
? Free Radicals are considered ‘the enemy’
What are Free Radicals? Free radicals are the main cause of premature skin ageing. They are unstable particles that de-structure or change the healthy atom and molecule structures within our body.
What affects does this have? Free radicals cause disease, cell damage, cell death and the premature ageing of our skin.
Where are they found? They are found within environmental aggressors such as sunlight (UVA and UVB), infrared light from laptops and TV’s, alcohol, cigarettes and pollution.
Antioxidants neutralise free radicals. We can boost our intake of daily antioxidants, by consuming a diet rich in foods such as blueberries, nuts and vegetables. However, in handing out the nutrients, our body sends them directly to our internal organs before it sends them to our skin and because of this, our skin is so often left behind.
Thankfully we can protect ourselves from damaging free radicals by topically adding antioxidants to our skin such as those found in products such as Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin E, Phloretin and C E Ferulic.
The ‘SPF’ rating on sun protection product is the rating for protection against harmful UVB rays.
Also look for a ‘PPD’ grading as this also protects against UVA sun damage.
If sun protection products are cited as ‘Broad Spectrum’ they will protect your skin against harmful UVA and UVB sun rays. Always look for this.
Even the very BEST sunscreens available on the market will ONLY protect our skin from 55% sun damage
Sun protection products do not protect against harmful infrared damage – Lucky for us, antioxidants do!
Combining an antioxidant with broad spectrum sun protection product will increase your protection from free radical damage and premature skin aging by 96%.
– SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF for Normal to Oily Skin.
– SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic for Mature Skin
– SkinCeuticals Serum 10 for Sensitive, Younger Skin
– SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Gel for Extra Sensitive Skin
– Medik8 C-Tetra Antioxidant Serum for Normal, Dry or Sensitive Skin
– Medik8 CE-Tetra Antioxidant Serum for Normal dry or Mature Skin
– Obagi Professional- C Serum 5%/10%/15%/20%
Our recommended anti-ageing skincare routine:
Step 1 – Use a cleanser
Step 2 – Apply a daily antioxidant
Step 3 – Apply a broad spectrum high SPF sun protection product