Aging Skin and the Role of Antioxidants

Aging skin is an inevitable consequence of life, but can be hastened by unhealthy lifestyle choices and environmental aggressors. Oxidative stress plays a key role in this process by producing free radicals which break down collagen, impair natural repair processes and promote inflammation – leading to fine lines, uneven tone and loss of elasticity in its wake.

Aging is caused by both genetics and repeated exposure to UVA and UVB radiation from the sun, particularly UVA/UVB rays that damage cells leading to thickening of epidermis, loss of elasticity and sun spots formation. Furthermore, smoking, high sugar intakes and certain medications accelerate this process as well.

Reducing the signs of aging involves many methods, from making diet changes and taking supplements, to using skincare products with antioxidants like vitamins B, C, E and resveratrol. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals responsible for skin damage by donating electrons to unstable molecules that trigger them – they’re found in various products such as Dr. Sylvia Skin Care’s Vitamin C 20% with Ferulic Acid serum for example and are effective at reducing fine lines, brightening complexion and restoring natural radiance in aging skin care products like this serum!

Diet is the primary way to ensure you get enough antioxidants. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains as well as SPF facial cream can also provide protection from harmful sun rays.