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We all know the benefits of antioxidants in our diets–foods like spinach, blueberries and strawberries are rich in vitamins and bioflavonoids that help detoxify cells. And when it comes to skin care, antioxidants also play a crucial role. While sunscreen is still the ultimate anti-aging cream, anti-oxidants supplement its benefits. “Ninety per cent of skin aging is cause by free radical damage that stems from environmental aggressors like UV rays, pollution and smoking,” says Dr. Diane Madfes, a New York City-based dermatologist.
Free radicals set off a chain reaction in our skin’s cells, which results in lines, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and a loss of firmness and elasticity.
Antioxidants come to the rescue like search-and-destroy operatives, seeking and neutralizing free radicals in our skin. “They boost the skin’s repair mechanism, which helps keep aging at bay.” says Dr. Madfes.
Since there are several types of free radical damage, it’s best to use a cocktail of antioxidants to achieve the optimal result. “The combination of ingredients work in synergy for a boosted effect,” says Donna Paty, national education manager for Kiehl’s. Look for products that combine vitamins A and C and green tea or have a “superhero” antioxidant like acai berry or idebenone that packs more punch.
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If you want smoother, younger looking skin but don’t want to have potentially dangerous and invasive cosmetic surgery, you’re in luck. There’s a growing natural anti-aging movement and a variety of techniques and treatments that are all natural and noninvasive. When combined with a healthy lifestyle (eating healthy and getting enough exercise and sleep) and a positive “you’re as young as you feel” attitude, they will help you look younger–and feel better about yourself.
Stopping the clock may be impossible, but your future doesn’t have to be all doom, gloom and wrinkles. Here’s how to slow the effects of time when it comes to your skin.
“The days of putting on a cream that smells good but does nothing for your skin are long gone,” says dermatological chemist Ben Kaminsky. Thanks to the era of cosmeceuticals, today’s skincare
ingredients are verging on the pharmaceutical in their ability to work below the skin’s surface. With new advances in technology and a plethora of lotions that promise dramatic results, it can be hard to
decode what you should add to your skincare routine. Here’s our guide to what works.
Skin savers to slather on at any age
While you may have enjoyed sunning yourself on the patio this summer, your skin hasn’t forgotten it. “Sun damage is accumulative,” says Leanne McCliskie, Canada’s education manager for
The International Dermal Institute. “It is remembered and stored and surfaces years later.” In fact, 90 percent of skin’s aging is due to sun exposure, according to Toronto-based dermatologist Dr. Lisa
Kellett. With UVA rays still strong in winter, it’s important to always slather on a broad-spectrum sunscreen before you head outdoors.
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