It’s March and spring is near! For most of us, winter can be a tough season on our skin, so let’s take some time to focus on our body’s largest organ.
Let’s face it, our skin deals with a lot: pollution, stress, sun damage, fluctuating hormones, pesticides, and so much more. Most of these lifestyle conditions are costing our cells their lives.
I’m sure that you’ve already heard about the importance of antioxidants, but they really are the key to our healthiest skin at a cellular level.
For those who aren’t familiar with antioxidants, here is what they do:
Antioxidants are the result of compounds from certain foods donating electrons to counteract free radicals.
Free radicals are singular electrons that latch onto other electrons on other cells and provoke a chain-reaction of free radicals damaging cells.
It’s all science, peeps.
4 ways to incorporate more antioxidants into your lifestyle to fight all ranges of skin concerns, from aging to inflammation and acne
- Choose a chemical-free sunscreen (like zinc-oxide or titanium-dioxide based sunscreens) that come with antioxidants. This is a beauty two-in-one option that combats damaged skin cells and prevents further damage.
- Supplement Liposomal Vitamin C. Liposomal supplements encapsulation protect the nutrient from digestive enzymes and improve the absorption of the vitamin. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that is essential for hundreds of bodily functions such as healing wounds, development of healthy bones, and metabolizing proteins and fats. Some other great antioxidant supplements are: Glutathione and Pcynogenol.
- Consume a handful of blueberries daily (in smoothies, on cereal or straight-up from the box). New evidence has shown that muscle damage after an overdone workout can be reduced through consuming these antioxidant rich berries. Blueberries also help to balance blood sugar and protect the digestive tract.
- Buy organic whole foods. Pesticides kill the pests by developing free radicals. They are causing the same reaction in our bodies as well.
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Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Be well and anti-oxidized! XO
Holistic Nutrition Coach