Antioxidants for skin care

There’s a safe and simple way of adding intensity to your anti-aging beauty regimen, and it sname is anti-oxidants. Fifty years of studies have concluded that anti-oxidants such as betacarotene and vitamins C and E help develop far less wrinkles and reduce the existing ones. The reason for this effect lies in the anti-oxidants preventing the breakdown of collagens and elastins in the skin, preserving a youthful look. And the good news about anti-oxidants is that they can be easily found in food – making them cheap and easy to obtain.

You can find high contents of antioxidants in foods like the following:

• Raisins
• Plums
• Cranberries
• Raspberries
• Blueberries
• Brussel sprouts
• Spinach
• Broccoli

Vitamin A

A lack of Vitamin A can cause several skin problems, from rough or dry patches to wrinkles, localized breakouts and even splitting nails. Vitamin A nourishes the layers of fat under the skin, and helps keep it supple and resistant to damage. This makes it extremely important in growth and renewal of skin cells.

Vitamin C

The vitamin C is an antioxidant makes our body more resistant to sickness, and helps beauty by boosting the production of collagen, which repairs damaged skin. suggested daily consumption is between 500 and 20000 mg.

ALA, or Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alphalipoic acid, is a great antioxidant supplement, on the level of vitamins C and E and coenzyme Q10. It is a super-antioxidant of sorts, as it forces the body to recycle other anti-oxidants, thus improving their absorption. Furthermore, it seems to have a positive effect against heart disease and obesity, and act as an anti-inflammatory. Also, it helps detoxify metals accumulated by the body and remove glucose from your system; and from an anti-aging standpoint, it helps fibers avoid interlinking, which could lead to wrinkles and skin aging.

ALA is produced by the body in very small amounts, and thus an additional intake is necessary for these effects to come into play. 50 to 100 mg per day are suggested as a dosage; ALA is both water and fat soluble, which makes it easier to be absorbed by the whole body.