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You perhaps know about the presence of antioxidants in some of your favorite skincare products. But are antioxidants good for skin? Well, it is worth getting familiar with this remarkable ingredient because antioxidants can be good for your skin.
Top antioxidants your skin needs
Are you often asked what are the best antioxidants for skin? Despite the seemingly endless array of good antioxidants, there are a few that really stand out. Let’s take a look.
- Vitamin E
Vitamin E is often listed as tocopherol or tocotrienols. It is one of the most well-known antioxidants. This fat-soluble vitamin is available in both natural and synthetic forms. Both forms provide significant antioxidant benefits to the skin. But the natural forms are more potent and last longer in the skin than their synthetic counterparts.
Vitamin E works in several ways to protect and defend skin from outside elements that can have a profound negative impact on the skin. Vitamin E is often found in sunscreens because of its supporting role in helping defend the skin from the stress caused by UV light exposure. It would be best to look for Vitamin E in serums and moisturizers.
- Vitamin C
Vitamin C is listed as ascorbic acid, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, and various other names. It is a potent antioxidant that’s particularly effective in diminishing the look of fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and uneven skin tone. This well-researched water-soluble vitamin is considered an anti-aging superstar for all skin types.
When applied topically, vitamin C preserves skin’s resiliency. Vitamin C helps improve an uneven skin tone and brighten dull skin. Vitamin C can calm and help hydrate skin. Vitamin C in concentrations from 0.5% to 20% has shown impressive efficacy.
Antioxidant benefits for skin
You can’t escape free radical (unstable molecules that cause damage to skin cells) damage ultimately. But as the skin is the body’s largest organ, nourishing it with antioxidants is significant to keep free radicals at bay.
Here are some of the antioxidant benefits for skin:
- Fight premature aging
As free radicals attack cells and oxidative damage occurs, skin cells may stop functioning and the production of new cells may slow down. Antioxidants help to fight premature aging. They help protect skin cells and increase the production of healthy skin cells.
- Protect from pollution and skin stressors
Your skin is under constant attack from invisible daily stressors, from traffic exhaust fumes to UV rays. Skincare packed with antioxidants helps protect the skin against these attacks. It would be best to look for skincare products with vitamins A, C, E and CoQ10. They can prevent, repair and heal free radical damage.
- Soften fine lines and wrinkles
By improving skin health and rejuvenating its appearance, antioxidants can lessen fine lines and wrinkles and bring back a healthy skin glow.
- Improve skin firmness
As you age, collagen and elastin in the skin’s surface can deplete and skin firmness may decline. Antioxidants help slow down this process and improve skin firmness. It would be best to look for products rich in fatty acids and omegas 3, 6 and 9, as these revitalize the skin’s surface.
- Boost skin glow
Yes, antioxidants for glowing skin exist! Certain antioxidants improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, bring back a glow to dull skin and deliver radiantly healthy skin. Vitamin C is the powerhouse antioxidant that helps fight free radical damage and stimulate normal collagen production.
- Calm inflamed skin
Antioxidants rich in anti-inflammatory properties help calm red and inflamed skin. Green tea and chamomile are some of the key antioxidants to look out for, as these can soothe inflamed or sensitive skin.
Do you ignore skin problems believing they will go away with products and natural skincare? At times, your skin can warn you of a severe health condition. It is advisable to consult a homeopathy doctor if your skin problems don’t ease with skincare products.
Role of homeopathy for a healthy skin
Skin treatment in homeopathy helps improve skin texture, making it look clearer and healthier. Homeopathy medicines remove spots, scars and make the skin tone even. Homeopathy treats the root causes of skin problems without any side effects.
Homeopathy medicines are selected after a complete understanding and case analysis, including the patient’s medical history, physical and psychological symptoms, etc.
Nux Vomica and Dulcamara are effective antioxidant homeopathic remedies to treat skin problems like acne, eczema, warts, itchy skin, boils and inflammation. (Source: The National Center for Biotechnology Information)
Homeopathic remedies for healthy skin:
- Sulphur is a popular homeopathy medicine prescribed for those who complain of skin-related problems, especially dry and scaly skin.
- Psorinum can work wonders for skin that looks dull and greasy. This is perhaps because the skin becomes excessively oily. This homeopathy medicine controls the sebaceous glands that produce excess oil. It also cleanses the skin pores, leading to an improved complexion.
- Bovista can resolve skin discolouration, patchiness and spots which might crop up with excessive cosmetics use. This homeopathy medicine removes spots, scars and evens the skin tone.
- Natrum Mur, Lycopodium and Phosphorus are prescribed to reduce freckles and clear the complexion.
Homeopathy is a widely used alternative while dealing with skin problems as it doesn’t risk any side effects. But two cases are unique. Therefore, it is always beneficial when you consult a homeopathy doctor first before taking any homeopathy medicine.
At OHO Homeopathy, we have successfully treated more than 1 lakh cases of skin conditions. Our homeopathic doctors also provide an individualized diet plan, if necessary, along with homeopathic skin treatment. Please book an appointment with us for visible improvement in the skin without any side effects.