Wholistic Livin Blog — skinfood
Now! It’s never too early to start. Anti-aging skincare should not be a long crazy regimen that consumes all your time or empties your wallet every month. Here are the basics for keeping your skin young and healthy throughout the years.⠀
What Are Antioxidants?
Antioxidants are molecules produced in the body such as Glutathione (The Master Antioxidant), and others are found in foods such as A, C, E, and flavonoids (phytochemicals).
These molecules protect against unstable molecules in the body and are known as free radicals. Like everything in life, there must be a balance between the two. When there are not enough antioxidants to combat free radicals, this leads to oxidative stress, causing damage to cells, proteins, DNA, and will expedite the aging process. Topically, antioxidants do the same for your skin, protecting against cellular damage and assisting in a brighter, more even complexion, as well as combating fine lines and wrinkles.
What is Detoxing?
At the cellular level, detoxing is getting rid of any built-up toxins in the body, and bringing in nutrients that feed and support the cells. To put it sweet and simply, what we put into our body affects the function of our cells, including our gene expression, cell division (whether they are healthy or mutate), as well as hormone function, which means, our health is truly in our hands.