Lately, antioxidants have become one of the most popular age-defying skin care elements. Basically the term antioxidants refer to chemicals that can protect cells by neutralizing external forces, such as pollution, harsh weather, and smoke. Yet antioxidants can also protect cells from internal factors; for instance, diet or stress. The most common antioxidants that assist in skin repair and are highly used in anti-aging creams are vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin A (beta-carotene).
Antioxidants are not only important for skin repair and age defying; rather they are crucial for our body's entire well-being. Antioxidants are able to contradict the harmful effect of free radicals, which are responsible for destroying and altering body cells. Free radicals can be caused by pollution, harsh sun exposure, alcohol, and smoking. In addition, a poor diet and stressful lifestyle can also increase free radicals in the body.
How Do Antioxidants Work?
Antioxidants can be absorbed through food, such as power foods rich in Antioxidants like pomegranate, blueberries, and even chocolate. Another way to enjoy the effect of antioxidants and to defy age is to apply skin care products that contain antioxidants, or soak in a warm bath with Dead Sea salts, which are also rich in antioxidants, and can help you to relax and relief stress.
Jericho Dead Sea products, such as Jericho Eye Gel and Jericho Facial Peels contain antioxidants in a unique formula that reduces the appearance of fine lines around the eyes and help the skin to retain moisture for longer periods of time. The result is young, firm and soft skin around the eyes.
To stay healthy and get as many antioxidants as possible, we recommend eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and add power foods like pomegranate and berries, both rich in anti-oxidants. Also, try to avoid smoking and alcohol (as much as possible). Your anti-aging skin care routine should include products that contain antioxidants for optimal age defying results.