Sunday, July 31, 2011

A is for Antioxidants

"Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start."
Maria, The Sound of Music
Antioxidants are chemicals that protect cells by neutralizing external forces (such as damage from the sun, pollution, wind, and temperature) and internal factors (for example, emotions, metabolism, and the presence of excess oxygen). Common antioxidants are Vitamins A, C, E, and beta carotene. These special chemicals assist in skin repair and the strengthening of blood vessels.
Phew, so these are necessary to keep skin hydrated and repeair and prevent damage. You can eat leafy greens, high in anitioxidants, and drink teas and tinctures.
Super Salve products have enzyme Q10, Power Repair Products deliver antioxidants to the skin in each step, the Face Mist delivers antioxidants and is refreshing on a hot day, and the Vitamin C is a membrane stabilizer and lifts and tightens collagen. Power Repair and Body Nurish have the daily steps you need, each has a routine packed with step of products with anitoxidants.
And the operative word - daily, nothing drastic.
Jean Cocteau said "Elegance is the art of not astonishing."