🌞Did you know that your skincare can be the greatest factor to repairing your skin from skin damage?
We all know how to be Sun Wise with covering up, limiting exposure, sunscreen and proper hydration, however even with all this in mind, damage from the sun's powerful ultra violet(UV) rays can and does have effects on our skin.
The idea of NOT being outside, enjoying the sunshine, is just NOT an option. Soul Concept considers SKINCARE the number one way to ensuring your skin stays healthy, glowing and radiant. How?, You might ask. By looking to Nature! Nature provides amazing ingredients that contain a powerful array of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and nutrients to repair and rejuvenate our skin, even against the sun's UV rays.
What is an Antioxidant?
Simply put, antioxidants are the molecules that fight free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals are compounds that cause harm if their levels become too high. They are linked to multiple illness, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer, to name a few. Your body needs to maintain a certain balance between free radicals and antioxidants. Free radicals and antioxidants are natural forming in our bodies, however we also external factors that increase free radical production such as UV rays, X-rays, smoking, environmental pollution, and industrial chemicals (this is not an exhaustive list).
Similarly, antioxidants protect the skin by limiting free radical production, which can damage skin and promote pre-mature aging.
Best Antioxidants for your Skin
1. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is one of the most studied antioxidant out there. As a free radical scavenger, Vitamin C has many skin benefits, like boosting collagen production (leaving skin firmer and more supple) and evening skin tone (both brightening skin and fading dark spots).
Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is a powerful antioxidant that improves the skins texture and tone. It reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation and exhibits anti-inflammatory properties, by calming inflammation, soothing breakouts, improving skin's barrier function and fighting redness.
3. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is an important antioxidant required for the proper function of many organs in the body, including the skin. It's widely recognized for it's ability to accelerate the skin's healing process.
4. Retinol (Vitamin A)
This antioxidant is particularly effective due to its small molecular structure, which allows it to penetrate deep enough into the skin that it can effectively stimulate collagen production and accelerate cell renewal and repair.
5. Coenzyme Q10 (COQ10)
Ever wondered how you used to pull an all-nighter with no hint of fatigue on your skin the next day? Well, thanks to the abundant supply of coenzyme Q10 or coQ10 in your body, those late nights didn’t take a toll on your skin—back then. But as we age, the presence of coenzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone, in our body slowly diminishes, making us more susceptible to wrinkles and photo-aging. This antioxidant helps fight off free radical damage and keeps your skin cells healthy. This nutrient is easily absorbed by the skin and helps stimulate collagen production, which helps improve elasticity and texture.
There are thousands of types of polyphenols which are found in fruits, vegetables, green or black tea and other botanicals. These compounds possess anti-inflammatory antioxidant properties to prevent UV induced skin photodamage. The topical use of ingredients rich in polyphenols help improve our skin's natural defense against oxidative stress, minimize signs of aging, and repair DNA damage.
Considered the body's most important and potent antioxidant, Glutathione occurs naturally in our bodies and keeps cells healthy by removing free radicals, toxins and heavy metals. It improves the energy production , is a powerful immunity booster, and delays early signs of aging in the skin. Magnesium is the key for the synthesis of DNA replication and in producing glutathione.
Sun Exposure Beauty Tip
There are times when despite your best Sun Wise efforts, excess sun exposure happens. You know exactly what I mean,... the red, tight and tender to touch skin. No one ever wants this to happen, but it does happen. Soul Concept has the perfect remedy to minimizing the skin redness, tightness and tenderness caused by excess sun exposure.
The Secret Tip
Directions: Mist the Mango Rose Hydrating Facial Mist all over the over exposed skin. This product provides extra hydration, antioxidants and soothing botanicals to ease to the symptoms. Allow the mist to absorb, re-apply if necessary. Once the skin feels cooled, apply a layer of Mag-nificent Cream. The soothing magnesium rich cream is perfect to ensure the skin has all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals the skin needs to repair itself from the skin damage.
Being Sun Wise and ensuring your skincare is up to the job of repairing and revitalizing skin will provide the peace of mind to be able to enjoy all the spring and summer have to offer, in the great outdoors. If you are looking for some skincare recommendations, Soul Concept is here to help! For your personalized FREE Skincare Ritual Recommendation Report and Samples, click here. Fill out the short questionnaire to tell us a bit about your skin and it's needs and we will provide Soul Concept recommendations that your skin will LOVE. Enjoy the sunshine months and having healthy, radiant, and glowing skin, as we celebrate the UNIQUE BEAUTY of YOU!