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Ingredients to enhance the skins defences.

Ingredients to enhance the skins defences.

Ageing skin and pigmentation concerns are amongst the most common skin concerns these days.  Free radicals are linked to aging and a host of diseases, they are responsible for breaking down our skins collagen resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes. 

To keep it as simple as possible, free radicals are unstable atoms that can damage cells causing illness and ageing. There is no escaping free radicals, in fact the body generates free radicals in response to environmental insults, such as tobacco smoke, ultraviolet rays, and air pollution, but they are also a natural by-product of normal processes in cells. When the immune system is triggered to fight intruders, the oxygen it uses spins off an army of free radicals to destroy viruses, bacteria, and damaged body cells in an oxidative burst.

We all need an adequate supply of antioxidants to disarm these free radicals – they can slow the damage caused to cells by free radicals. The best way to get antioxidants is by a well-rounded diet, supplements can also be of benefit.

Foods high in antioxidants include:

Dark chocolate

Blueberries

Strawberries

Raspberries

Kale

Red Cabbage

Beans

Spinach

Green Tea

Supplements worth considering:

Advanced Nutrition Programme, Skin Vit A, Skin Vit C and Skin Antioxidant.

Topical Antioxidants have many benefits for skin. In fact, you can never have too many! They will protect your skin from the damaging effects of pollution, keeping your skin resilient, radiant, and younger-looking. Environ skincare centres around Vitamin A and an array of antioxidants.

My favourites:

Environ Antioxidant Gel

Intense C Boost

Vita Antioxidant Moisturiser

Vita Peptide Eye Gel

RAD sunscreen

For a consultation on which products would suit you best give us a call or book a virtual consultation via our website.

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