Signs of aging, such as wrinkles or hyperpigmentation can occur prematurely, but you can prevent that and keep your skin looking youthful longer when you use these three antioxidants on your skin, vitamin C, green tea, and Vitamin E.
Whether you create your own beauty treatments or use off the shelf products, make sure they include these dynamos of the beauty world. Including these in your diet is also essential for healthy skin that keeps you looking your most beautiful.
① Vitamin E
Vitamin E is an essential nutrient for the body that’s made up of four different tocopherols, alpha, beta delta and gamma. It’s fat soluble, meaning that fat absorbs it and stored in the tissues of the body.
You can purchase synthetic vitamin E or opt for the natural form. If you’re like most people, natural vitamin E seems far more appealing. It leaves a little greasy residue, while also being easier for the skin to absorb and more potent.
As an antioxidant, it helps protect the cells from free radicals and oxidative stress. If you use sunscreen, which you should, it boosts the effectiveness of it and helps prevent premature aging. The skin has an exterior barrier, and Vitamin E maintains it or improves its efficiency.
This natural lipid barrier helps keep your skin plump by limiting water loss. Sometimes it’s used in products to extend the shelf life since it’s a natural preservative that won’t hurt you.
② Vitamin C
You’ll love how your skin feels after you’ve used products containing vitamin C. It acts as a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent damage from free radicals that can cause your skin to lose elasticity by breaking down the collagen.
That spells fine lines and wrinkles, long before you should have them. It also helps boost the production of collagen, while limiting damage from UV exposure.
Vitamin C can lighten your skin and help eliminate or lighten dark spots while preventing new ones in the process. If you have dark pigmentation, lotions and potions containing vitamin C can help.
If you want to maximize the benefits, consider exfoliating before you use it. It helps remove the stratum corneum, the outer layer of skin, that prevents efficient absorption of vitamin C.
③ Green Tea
Not only is it a tasting drink to start the day or relax you at the end, it’s also a boon to the beauty industry, whether applied to the skin or taken internally. It fights the good fight against hyperpigmentation—dark spots on the skin and aging.
While preventing your existing collagen from incurring damage, causing it to break down. As you age, you produce less and less collagen, which gives the skin elasticity and prevents wrinkling. You want to protect what you have from damage.
If you have a skin condition that causes breakouts or irritation of the skin, you’ll find green tea a powerful tool. It acts as an anti-inflammatory to soothe these skin conditions no matter what type of dermatitis, leaving them less noticeable, less painful and faster healing.