September 29, 2017
Why do we want to use antioxidants on the skin? Antioxidants protect the skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which damage skin cells and cause premature aging. They promote health and a youthful appearance in the skin. Using them in conjunction with a broad spectrum SPF is ideal.
Free radicals, simply put, are unstable, electron-stealing molecules that harm our cells. The resultant damage, if unaddressed or repaired imperfectly, accumulates over time giving rise to wrinkles, brown spots, and skin cancers. While we often associate free radicals with UV rays, they can arise from many sources and cause great damage in the skin. The type and intensity you’re exposed to depends largely on your lifestyle and where you live. Those living in major cities, for example, may encounter high concentrations of ozone. Where the farmer or small-town construction worker, on the other hand, may have more exposure to ultraviolet rays and visible light. With bakers and glass blowers, that are exposed to chronic doses of infrared radiation [from heat sources] cause their wrinkles. Interesting, Right?
There are a myriad of antioxidants, but individual ones generally do not protect against all free radicals, some may only impact one type. We are now overwhelmed by the barrage of environmental assaults most of us suffer 24/7 as a consequence of modern living This is what prematurely ages our skin, the inadequate immediate repair of environmental damage.
So what about Alto Defense Antioxidant from SkinBetter? What makes it remarkable, setting it apart from even the gold standards dermatologists have long praised, is its variety of antioxidants — vitamins C and E, coenzyme Q10, grape seed extract, cocoa, tumeric, green tea, coffee, superoxide dismutase, and more — working in synergy to provide skin with a blanket of protection. Even the most ideal, super-potent antioxidant may not make a visible improvement in the skin or give the wow effect of, say, a retinoid, but it will have a massive impact on preventing premature aging.
We are excited to carry Skin Better at Utah Facial Plastics and want to provide gold standard skin care to our patients. This month you can purchase Skin Better Alto Defense Serum ( antioxidant) and Alpharet Overnight Cream (retinol) and get Interfuse Intensive Treatment for Lines for FREE! ($125 Value).
Written by Syd, Master Esthetician at Utah Facial PlasticsTags: aging, antioxidant, free radicals, skinbetter, skincare, sun exposure, wrinkles
This post was written by Jenny Yergensen