How to pamper your skin with antioxidants
Antioxidants can help our skin look great. They can help brighten, exfoliate, smooth and even lessen the appearance of dark spots on your skin over time. If you want your skin to look refreshed and supple, there are a number of ways that antioxidants can help. We’ve made a list of antioxidants and how to use them to get awesome looking skin.
1. Brightness: Vitamin C
You’re probably familiar with Vitamin C for general well-being in your body. You should know that Vitamin C is also excellent for your skin. It can help your skin appear brighter, smoother and can even help your skin appear firmer particularly as you age. “As we age, our collagen production slows down giving the appearance of wrinkles, and other signs of aging,” says Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Madfes, MD. “Our skin relies on Vitamin C as a co-factor for the enzymes responsible for stabilizing and giving our collagen skin strength.” Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that can help skin’s barrier function fromdamaging free radicals. “Free radicals or reactive oxygen species are produced when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet light, pollution and normal cell processes. Vitamin C helps to neutralize these reactive oxygen species by capturing them and protecting our skin from daily damage.”
An easy way to get Vitamin C in your daily skin routine is by using a moisturizer with this helpful ingredient. Try Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 with Vitamin C and E, pine bark essence, and gentle exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxyl Acid (LHA). It’s fast absorbing, non-greasy and turns dull, rough skin into smooth, polished-looking skin with a more radiant tone. By using it daily you’ll help your skin look brighter.
Vitamin C can also help reduce the appearance of dark spots. How so? “Dark spots on the skin are caused by excess melanin production as well as sun damage,” says Dr. Madfes. “Topical Vitamin C is a mild exfoliator and can help lighten brown spots with daily use.” A great way to fade the appearance of dark spots is by using a formula with it as part of your nighttime skin routine. Try Clearly Brighter Overnight Leave-On Peel with glycolic alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) and Vitamin C which help even the appearance of skin’s tone. It also minimizes the look of dark spots. Wake up to fresh, radiant-looking skin.
2. Plump: Wild Berry
Has your skin been looking fatigued lately? Do you want it to appear firmer and smoother? Reduce the appearance of fine lines? You should consider using products with wild berry in their formula. A known antioxidant, wild berry can help make your skin look fresh and awake. If your skin could use a wake up call then Garnier SkinActive’s Miracle Anti-Fatigue Wake-Up Hydra-Gel Moisturizer gives skin a boost of hydration for an energized, radiant look every day. This refreshing moisturizer transforms on contact into a fast-absorbing liquid-gel that’s infused with 15 percent Hydra-Glycerin (a great humectant), hyaluronic acid, wild berry and Vitamins C & E. Once applied it plumps out fine lines for fresh, youthful-looking skin.
3. Exfoliate: Retinol
If you’re looking for your surface skin to get a refreshed and smooth look, retinol (a.k.a. Pro-retinol) can help. Retinol is particularly effective reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as it gives skin a “lifted” effect. If you’re interested in having a more youthful look, Garnier SkinActive’s Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Moisturizer could be a great fit for you. It has a light, non-greasy feel which makes it a great daily moisturizer. The formula with vitamin E, pro-Retinol (a form of Vitamin A) and rice peptides deeply hydrate skin. It reduces wrinkles and improves elasticity, helping your complexion regain its youthful appearance.
Retinol is a natural exfoliant that you should use if you’re looking to smooth the appearance of your skin. Enjoy a newly found firmness in appearance and to the touch.
These three antioxidants restore, revive and beautify your skin. Make sure you use one or all three for optimal results.