Antioxidants for naturally youthful skin

Antioxidants play a vital role in reducing inflammation in the body, by protecting the cells in the body (and skin) by stopping oxidation, a process caused by rogue molecules caused by the body and external free-radicals (i.e. pollution & cigarette smoke). Antioxidant molecules inhibit the rogue molecules, and help protect cells to avoid cell damage, DNA damage and premature cell death.

when antioxidants are used in skin care products, they strengthen the skins defence to environmental, biological and UV damage. The effects can include reducing puffy eyes, redness, the depth and appearance of lines and wrinkles. Antioxidants also help to even skin tone and work as long-term anti-ageing defences.

Foods rich in Antioxidants:

  • Leafy green veggies
  • Green tea
  • Dark chocolate
  • Red berries
  • Sweet potato
  • Brazil nuts & walnuts
  • Tea
  • Fish
  • Grapes
  • Blueberries

Skin care ingredients to look out for:

  • Vitamin A
  • Calendula ( contains lutein and zeaxanthin)
  • Rose hip Oil
  • Seabuckthorn Oil (Co2 extraction method to prevent oil contamination)
  • Macadamia Nut Oil ( contains tocotrienols)
  • Avocado Oil Extract (Contains Vitamin A, D and E)
  • Green tea extract
  • Coffe bean extract
  • Cucumber Extract

Find your antioxidants in Qi beauty 

 

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