How Do Antioxidants Affect The Anti-Aging Process?
Antioxidants are a great way to help slow your skin’s natural aging process. Many anti-aging products are formulated with antioxidants to help protect your skin from external influences that can harm its texture and appearance. Antioxidants can help you fight free radicals and can firm the appearance of your skin. Look for products formulated with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Retinol, or Wild Berry. Let’s break down how exactly these antioxidants work to help your skin look more youthful.
1. Brightening: Vitamin C
Both age spots and dark spots are signs of excessive sun exposure. These spots can appear in a variety of places but are most likely to occur in places that are frequently exposed to the sun such as your face, chest, hands and neck. Vitamin C is a helpful antioxidant in fading the appearance of dark spots over time. It can be used both preventatively and to improve your skin’s appearance once it has sustained sun damage. The key product here is a broad spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from future sun damage. Even better, look for an SPF formulated with Vitamin C to fade dark spots and fight free radicals while improving skin’s radiance. Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Anti-Sun Damage Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 has broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection to shield your skin from sun damage. Also formulated with Antioxidant Vitamin C, it can also help reduce the look of visible sun-damage over time, which means it’ll help your skin look younger and brighter.
If you have dark spots that have already formed on your skin you can help fade their appearance by using dark spot correctors. They can brighten your dark spots over time so they become less apparent. A great option to alleviate the appearance of small instances of dark spots is Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Anti-Sun Damage Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 which is formulated with Pine Bark Essence, Lipo-Hydroxyl acid and antioxidants Vitamin C and E. It can help even your skin tone, reduce the look of dark spots over time and with daily usage will give you luminous youthful looking skin.
If you have several dark spots and want a product that can help you wake up with radiant, even skin look no further than Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Overnight Leave-On Peel. It helps refine skin texture, smooth skin tone and reduce the look of dark spots. It’s gentle enough for daily use — just remember to use it nightly to help perfect your complexion over time. Its formula contains glycolic alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) and Vitamin C. Get an effective antioxidant overhaul of your skin while you are sleeping.
2. Smoothing: Vitamin E
Often as we get older our skin becomes rougher both in appearance and feel. Vitamin E is a nourishing antioxidant that can help soften skin areas making your complexion appear smoother and more even. With the right product your skin can also feel softer to the touch. Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Moisturizer Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 is formulated with Vitamin E and can help turn dull, rough skin into smooth, polished-looking skin. Use this antioxidant to give skin a glowing complexion.
3. Reduces The Appearance Of Fine Lines: Retinol
Retinol is an antioxidant that can have a tightening and exfoliating effect on skin. It’s particularly helpful with older skin as it can help your skin appear firmer and more youthful, but it’s never too early to start an anti-aging skincare routine. Use retinol in the form of a moisturizer or night cream to help fine lines look less apparent. Garnier SkinActive’s Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream can help your skin look more tight and radiant with continued use. Its hydrating formula with pro-retinol (a form of Vitamin A), soybean and rice peptides smoothes the skin and can help fight the appearance of wrinkles.
4. Plumping: Wild Berry
Berries don’t just give your body a healthful boost when you eat them, these antioxidant-rich fruits have great skin enhancing qualities too. They can found in the form of a serum or moisturizer to help your skin look refreshed and plump. Try Garnier SkinActive’s Miracle Anti-Fatigue Wake-Up Hydra-Gel Moisturizer on tired, deflated skin to make it appear plumper and more awake. This product is perfect for days when you feel like your skin is looking duller and saggier than usual. It can help your skin look firmer and younger.
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